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2014-08-29 23:11:54

Dr. Karlin, Dr. Roth, and the rest of the team are prepared to treat allergy symptoms that are likely to arise as temperatures cool and summer turns into fall. Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As the seasons change, many people have difficulty battling their allergies. At Northeast Atlanta ENT (http://www.northeastatlantaent.com), Dr. Karlin, Dr. Roth, and the rest of their team are prepared to treat allergy symptoms that are likely to arise as temperatures cool and summer turns into...

2014-08-28 12:29:18

Food desensitization trial could mean new hope for children with peanut allergies HOUSTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For children with food allergies, a trace amount of a substance can trigger deadly anaphylaxis within minutes of ingestion - the fear of which can be life altering for many families. To give hope to these patients and their families, researchers at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine are embarking on a landmark peanut immunotherapy...

2014-08-28 04:21:54

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As students head back to class, ragweed allergies are expected to flare. Hay fever symptoms, such as itchy skin, watery eyes, sneezing and coughing can make it hard for a student to concentrate on class work. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult for parents to determine if a child has an allergy or picked up a viral infection after going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140827/140605 Is it Allergies or a Cold? Here Are Some...

2014-08-27 08:27:25

ORLANDO, Fla, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech Inc. (OTCQB: TNIB), ("we" or the "Company") a biotechnology company pioneering the manufacturing and marketing of innovative therapies for autoimmune diseases in emerging nations, today announced it had received payment and will make its first shipments of Lodonal(®) to the Republic of Panama and The Republic of Malawi in conjunction with our marketing partner, The Brewer Group, Inc. Commenting on the initial shipments, Noreen...

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2014-08-27 05:09:37

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two studies by researchers at University College London (UCL) have investigated the reasons why our immune systems decline with age, and have found ways to address the problem. It is a reluctantly-accepted reality of aging that an increasingly impaired immune system will result in more infections, a greater risk of cancer, and a reduced response to vaccination. But Professor Arne Akbar from UCL explains that some aspects of aging in...

2014-08-26 12:28:02

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lycera Corp., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of breakthrough oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer based on the science of immune modulation, today announced the appointment of Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as chair of the company's scientific advisory board. Dr. Singh will lead the board's efforts to provide guidance and insight to advance Lycera's multiple ongoing research programs and pipeline of...

Organ Grown In Living Animal From Cells Created In Lab
2014-08-26 03:32:07

University of Edinburgh Laboratory-grown replacement organs have moved a step closer with the completion of a new study. Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time. The researchers have created a thymus - an organ next to the heart that produces immune cells known as T cells that are vital for guarding against disease. They hope that, with further research, the discovery could lead to new...

gut bacteria may erase food allergies
2014-08-26 06:54:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a great deal of research into food allergies lately — ranging from the effect of race on food allergies to how tap water might be linked to the development of allergies. The latest study, from the University of Chicago, shows that the presence of a common gut bacteria, Clostridia, may help protect against food allergies. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that by inducing...

2014-08-25 16:27:23

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced that management will present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference to be held September 8-10, 2014, in New York, NY. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100104/LUMINEXLOGO The investor presentation by Patrick J. Balthrop, president and chief executive officer, will begin at 9:10 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, September 10, 2014. The presentation will be webcast live and...

2014-08-25 12:27:19

Robust antibody gives researchers early access to PD-L1 and immunotherapy tissue staining for Research Use Only (RUO) applications PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bioscience (Spring), a member of the Roche Group, today announced the launch of its PD-L1 (SP142) rabbit monoclonal immunohistochemistry (IHC) antibody(1). This new PD-L1 clone was developed for Roche/Genentech's anti-PD-L1 (MPDL3280A) immunotherapy development program and included in research of...


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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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