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2014-08-06 16:30:24

Awards Ceremony To Celebrate High Donor Authorization Rate Among Latinos and Recognize Key Contributors CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network kicked off National Minority Donor Awareness week, (August 1-7), with the inaugural "Faces of Hope" Awards ceremony on July 31(st). The "Faces of Hope" distinction was awarded to Chicago city officials and professionals who through their work have delivered long-term benefits to Hispanics and to the...

2014-08-06 12:28:13

Study Correlates Immune Response with Improved Survival in Prostate Cancer Patients after Receiving the Antigen Express Novel Immunotherapeutic AE37 WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced publication of a follow-up study from a Phase I clinical trial of the immunotherapeutic agent AE37 in patients with prostate cancer. The study demonstrates an association between a specific immune...

2014-08-05 12:32:01

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Mountain Capital, LP, a New York-based investment management firm, announced today that its private equity group structured and led a growth equity investment in IsoPlexis Corporation. IsoPlexis has developed a break-through single cell immunoassay and related software that provides in-depth understanding of immune and cancer cells. The Company's advanced cell assay can identify and characterize up to 45 secreted proteins from...

2014-08-05 12:31:15

Newly launched PeanutAllergyFacts.org will offer resources for families and professionals ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Peanut Board (NPB) today announced the launch of PeanutAllergyFacts.org, a new website for parents, schools, foodservice executives and manufacturers. The site is designed to provide science-based information about peanut and food allergies, as well as links to resources about effective allergy management. To view the multimedia assets associated with...

2014-08-05 08:34:27

Supports progression of this first-in-class anti-TLR4 monoclonal antibody into clinical proof of concept study as a potential personalized medicine for rheumatoid arthritis GENEVA, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novimmune SA, a company focused on the discovery and development of antibody-based drugs to benefit patients with inflammatory, auto-immune disorders, and cancer announces today the completion of a comprehensive Phase I clinical trial investigating the pharmacokinetics,...

2014-08-05 08:33:53

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 5, 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 John Desjarlais, Ph.D., senior vice president, research and chief scientific officer, will present at the Wedbush Securities 2014 Life Sciences Management Access Conference on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 3:40 p.m. EDT in...

2014-08-05 08:32:08

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CytoSorbents Corporation (OTCQB: CTSO), a critical care immunotherapy company using blood purification to treat life-threatening illnesses, announced distribution of its CytoSorb(®) extracorporeal cytokine adsorber in Taiwan through an exclusive agreement with Hemoscien Corporation. This multi-year agreement is subject to annual minimum guaranteed orders of CytoSorb(®) to maintain exclusivity....

2014-07-31 08:34:53

-- Oral Presentation to Include Greater Detail on Clinical Outcomes, Including Significant and Unique Improvements in Cognition -- ROCKVILLE, Md., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that Rhonda Voskuhl, M.D., the lead investigator of the Phase II clinical trial evaluating...

2014-07-30 12:30:36

Findings presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study presented at the 2014 World Transplant Congress evaluated the safety and efficacy of CSL Behring's C1 Inhibitor (C1-INH) concentrate in preventing antibody-mediated rejection following kidney transplants in highly sensitized patients. C1-INH is a human protein and an important inhibitor of the complement system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100914/PH63692LOGO The...

2014-07-29 23:10:11

Western Washington Medical Group releases article expounding upon the plague of allergies afflicting Americans and the otolaryngologist and ENT specialists that can help those suffering from allergies overcome them. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 “Approximately 18% of our population suffers from allergies, making it one of the most common chronic illnesses,” Western Washington Medical Group says in their recently released article addressing the need for those suffering from...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'