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2014-06-20 08:42:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The fastest growing allergy in the world right now is to peanuts. Reactions run the gamut from a slightly swollen tongue to severe, and potentially fatal anaphylaxis. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) says that allergy to peanuts is on the rise in children, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that nearly 4 million Americans have the allergy. There may be an answer on the horizon, however....

2014-06-20 08:23:15

BUSAN, South Korea and SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., a privately-held biotherapeutics company focused on the development of targeted oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, announced today that the company will make a presentation next week at the BIO Business Forum, which is a part of the 2014 BIO International Convention being held in San Diego, CA. David McDonald, chief business officer of SillaJen, will present on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 2:15...

2014-06-19 23:07:57

A new and highly effective allergy medication is expected to hit the drug market in the near future. The medication is currently under development by doctor and medical researcher in Stavropol Albert Bolatchiev in the Russian federation Stavropol, Russia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 A new and highly effective allergy medication is expected to hit the drug market in the near future. The medication is currently under development by doctor and medical researcher in Stavropol Albert Bolatchiev in...

2014-06-19 10:01:50

Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed and tested a vaccine that triggered the growth of immune cell nodules within pancreatic tumors, essentially reprogramming these intractable cancers and potentially making them vulnerable to immune-based therapies. In their study described in the June 18 issue of Cancer Immunology Research, the Johns Hopkins team tested the vaccine in 39 people with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC), the...

2014-06-19 08:26:35

--Public Awareness Campaign Emphasizes that One Organ Donor Can Save Eight Lives-- PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every organ donor has the potential to save eight lives, which is the foundation of the new public awareness campaign from the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE). Using multiple channels such as outdoor, television, print and radio advertising, transit wraps, a brand new website and social media, CORE is encouraging individuals to "LiVE: 8" and end the...

2014-06-18 23:16:14

Bacterial recombinant protein expression is now available as a service at Maine Biotechnology Services. When MBS develops recombinant antigen for a hybridoma development, the end use application of the antibodies is considered during every phase of antigen production. Portland, Maine (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Maine Biotechnology Services is announcing the addition of Bacterial Recombinant Protein Expression and Purification services to compliment our complete antibody service offering, adding...

2014-06-18 23:11:21

Wisconsin allergists share pioneering expertise through Allergychoices' August medical conference. Onalaska, Wis. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Having patients willing to travel across the country for your expertise is a great compliment for most providers. But for La Crosse-area allergist, Dr. David Morris, it was also a great frustration. The frustration stemmed, in part, from patient need to travel far to find a provider with expertise in sublingual immunotherapy for allergies, often...

2014-06-18 23:02:20

Millions of workdays are lost each year due to seasonal allergies. JanPro of Columbus, a janitorial cleaning company, offers solutions for maintaining an irritant-free workplace during the summer months, while finding the right contractor to do the job. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 We are in the throes of allergy season. Summer is the time we open our windows, let in the fresh air, and reboot on energy. Unfortunately, with the fresh air, pollen and other allergens enter into the...

2014-06-18 12:32:51

LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Bone Grafts Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/healthcare/global_bone_grafts_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bone Grafts in US$ Million. The US market for Bone Graft Substitutes is also analyzed by the following segments: Standard Allografts, Machined Bone Allografts, Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM), Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP),...

2014-06-18 04:21:10

-- 3SBio's pegsiticase has shown a promising efficacy and safety profile in early clinical trials and Selecta and 3SBio plan to advance clinical studies of pegsiticase-based treatments for refractory and tophaceous gout as well as tumor lysis syndrome SHENYANG, China, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 3SBio Inc., a leading China-based biotechnology company focused on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing biopharmaceutical products, today announced it has entered...


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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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.