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2014-04-10 08:29:30

MONROVIA, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic diseases, and cancer, today announced that the company has received a milestone payment from Merck, through a subsidiary, triggered by the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial for an undisclosed biologic drug candidate that uses Xencor's XmAb® antibody...

2014-04-09 16:37:59

The findings shed more light on cancer development and metastasis. The push and pull of physical force can cause profound changes in the behavior of a cell. Two studies from researchers working at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveal how cells respond to mechanical manipulation, a key factor in addressing the underlying causes of cancer and other diseases. The studies, published in Nature Cell Biology and the Journal of Immunology, have their roots in a longtime...

2014-04-09 08:26:32

The publication's Spring 2014 cover story, "Milk in the School," investigates the challenge of dealing with the most misunderstood food allergen in the educational system. NIAGRA FALLS, N.Y., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sending a child to school with a life-threatening food allergy is always worrisome, but when it's an allergy to milk and dairy products, the anxiety level can be through the roof. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140409/PH01180 The reason? To start...

2014-04-08 23:22:25

Today, ENTA announced the addition of allergist/immunologist Sima Mithani, MD to its Englewood and Hackensack offices, to serve the needs of adult and pediatric residents in the many neighborhoods and communities of Bergen County, NJ. Dr. Mithani joins the Englewood (177 North Dean Street) and Hackensack (385 Prospect Avenue) offices beginning August 15th, 2014. Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The predictions are dire. 2014 is expected to be a terrible year for allergy sufferers. Too...

2014-04-08 10:43:57

The difference between an immune response that kills cancer cells and one that conversely stimulates tumor growth can be as narrow as a "double-edged sword," report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the April 7, 2014 online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "We have found that the intensity difference between an immune response that stimulates cancer and one that kills it may not be very much," said principal...

2014-04-08 08:32:31

Additional preclinical data highlights the pharmacologic properties of PEGPH20 SAN DIEGO, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced that two scientific poster presentations on the pharmacology of PEGPH20 will be made at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting being held in San Diego. The first presentation includes preclinical data showing that treatment of tumors with PEGPH20 enhances the action of...

2014-04-08 00:22:15

Research efforts will investigate approaches to develop novel immune therapies for HPV-associated cancers SAN DIEGO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announced the formation of a research team dedicated to HPV-related cancers during a press event today at the AACR Annual Meeting 2014, held here April 5-9. The HPV and Anal Cancer...

2014-04-07 16:25:32

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that it expects to report results for the first quarter of 2014 on Monday, April 28, 2014. A press release announcing the results is scheduled for release after the close of trading. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO Management will hold a conference call to discuss the operating highlights and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 on April...

2014-04-07 12:33:05

Stanley Steemer's Carpet Cleaning Process Effectively Removes an Average of 94 Percent of Common Household Allergens DUBLIN, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stanley Steemer(®) has announced it is the first carpet cleaning service to meet the standards adopted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to earn the asthma & allergy friendly(TM) Certification Standard for Professional Carpet Cleaning. Stanley Steemer Spot Remover(TM) also earned AAFA's asthma &...

2014-04-07 04:21:25

BREDA, The Netherlands and GHENT, Belgium, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting arGEN-X, a clinical stage human therapeutic antibody company, will present data on how its SIMPLE Antibody(TM) platform has identified four 'hotspots' on the MET protein that are suitable for therapeutic antibody targeting. Encoded by the oncogene c-Met, MET...


Latest Immunology Reference Libraries

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
2012-05-14 11:51:18

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology is a medical journal established in 1929 as the Journal of Allergy. It is published by Elsevier. It obtained its current name in 1971. It is the official journal of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. This journal publishes timely clinical papers, instructive case reports, and detailed examinations of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to clinical allergists, immunologists, dermatologists, internists, and other...

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2011-04-15 14:14:43

Clostridium tetani is a rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It's a gram-positive and resembles tennis rackets or drumsticks on a gram stain. It can be found as spores in soil and the gastrointestinal tract of animals. It produces a potent biological toxin which is the causative agent of tetanus. Ancient people recognized the relationship between wounds and fatal muscle spasms. Arthur Nicolaier isolated tetanus from soil bacteria. Antonie Carl and Giorgio Rattone...

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2011-01-11 14:17:29

The Cowpox virus causes a skin disease known as cowpox. It is related to the vaccinia virus and gained its name because it spread by dairymaids touching the udders of infected cows. It manifests as red blisters. It is similar to smallpox although much milder and was actually the basis of the first smallpox vaccine. A person who recovers from cowpox is immune to smallpox. In 1980 the World Health Organization announced that smallpox was the first disease to be eradicated world wide by a...

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