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2014-07-16 08:27:11

OXFORD, England and INDIANAPOLIS, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Immunocore Limited today announced they have entered into a co-discovery and co-development collaboration to research and potentially develop novel T cell-based cancer therapies. Using Immunocore's Immune Mobilising Monoclonal T-Cell Receptor Against Cancer (ImmTAC) technology, the companies will seek to use the power of the body's own immune system to attack cancer cells. ImmTACs...

2014-07-16 04:21:39

TUEBINGEN, Germany, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Funds will be used to complete phase 3 study with IMA901 and to invest in the expansion of immatics' Human Immunopeptidome Program to identify the most relevant targets for cancer immunotherapies immatics biotechnologies GmbH, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company leading the development of advanced immunotherapies that are active against cancer, today announces that it has...

2014-07-15 08:28:23

MONROVIA, Calif., July 15, 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 the appointment of Kurt Gustafson to its board of directors. Mr. Gustafson will also serve as chair of Xencor's audit committee and as a member of the compensation committee. Xencor also announced the promotion of John R....

Element Commonly Used In Apple iPads Causing Allergic Reactions
2014-07-14 13:25:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the late Steve Jobs was a notorious stickler for design details, one element of the iPad may have gotten by the mercurial tech guru – namely the element nickel, which is known to cause allergic reactions in many people. According to a new report in the journal Pediatrics published on Monday, an 11-year-old boy was treated at a San Diego hospital recently for an allergic reaction he had to an Apple iPad. The latest report is...

2014-07-14 12:27:15

Special happenings at this year's event: liver recipient meets her donor's family for the first time, baseball legend Vinny Castilla hosts children's area DENVER, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Denver's most celebrated and attended cause-related 5Ks, the Donor Dash, is celebrating 15 years this summer. Taking place July 20 in Denver's historic Washington Park, the Donor Dash is a run/walk to honor the lives of organ, eye and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of recipients and...

2014-07-14 12:23:03

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. EoE is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and an over-accumulation in the esophagus of white blood cells called...

2014-07-14 08:26:52

Company Commemorates its Transformative Acquisition of EGEN, Inc. and the Initiation of the Phase III Pivotal OPTIMA Study in Primary Liver Cancer LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN), a leading oncology drug development company, announced today that the Company will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Times Square, New York, NY. President and CEO Michael H. Tardugno and members of the Celsion and...

2014-07-13 12:20:51

CINCINNATI, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110406/MM79025LOGO EoE is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and...

2014-07-11 10:14:05

PLOS How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. A study published on July 10th in PLOS Pathogens now reveals how the pathogen evades the immune system to induce inflammation beyond the oral cavity. Like other gram-negative bacteria, P....

2014-07-11 10:08:10

University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences A number of studies suggest that children delivered by Caesarean section have a different intestinal flora than children delivered by natural birth. But it is still unknown why this is the case and what it means for the immune system. Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences therefore decided to scrutinize the impact of birth on the development of the immune system in a study of newborn mouse pups....


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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