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2014-06-03 16:25:04

HORSHOLM, Denmark, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (OMX: VELO) today announced the hiring of senior level management in preparation for potential U.S. commercialization of Envarsus(®) XR (tacrolimus extended-release tablets) an investigational new drug under FDA review for the prevention of organ rejection in adult kidney transplant patients. Key points: -- Envarsus( )XR is an extended release formulation of tacrolimus being designed for once-daily...

2014-06-03 12:36:41

ImaginAb Expands Portfolio for Immunotherapeutic Drug Development LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. and the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have executed a technology licensing agreement relating to novel immune cell-targeting agents for imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Inflammation and immune response play a fundamental role in a wide variety of diseases including cancer and autoimmune diseases. Under the agreement,...

Meditative Exercise May Not Provide Relief To Asthma Sufferers
2014-06-03 10:49:52

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Yoga is a method believed to help your physical and mental well-being. It has also been suggested to alleviate the symptoms of asthma sufferers, but a new study suggests this may not be the case. Researchers found little evidence to support the claim that asthma relief is associated with meditative exercise. The report was published in the June Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The scientific journal is from the American...

2014-06-02 12:28:49

VIENNA, Va., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- You're back at work after a relaxing vacation, and by noon your head aches and the nagging cough returns. Is it stress? A virus? Or could you be allergic to something in the office? "Work-related allergy and asthma symptoms are a serious problem," says Tonya Winders, president and CEO of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), a leading nonprofit patient education organization, "but sometimes it's hard to identify...

2014-06-02 08:33:17

MANASQUAN, N.J., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keeping seasonal allergies locked outside where they belong might be as simple as choosing the right carpet. Today, flooring manufacturers understand how their products are an integral factor in creating and maintaining indoor air quality. SMART Carpet and Flooring (http://www.smartcarpet.com), the company that's changing the way people shop for and buy carpet, has many choices that are designed to make life a little easier for people with...

2014-06-02 08:30:18

SEATTLE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (NASDAQ: ONTY) today announced the presentation of data from a Phase 1 trial of ONT-10, an antigen-specific immunotherapy targeting MUC1, at the American Association of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The data demonstrated that ONT-10 was well tolerated in this trial, resulted in a humoral immune response in the majority of patients and led to encouraging disease control in advanced stage patients with...

2014-06-01 08:20:41

NEW YORK, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is proud to announce the launch of a first-of-its-kind website devoted to cancer immunotherapy, also called immuno-oncology, designed specifically for cancer patients and their caregivers, TheAnswerToCancer.org. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140530/92827 "As major advances in cancer immunotherapy begin to alter the landscape of cancer treatment, patients facing a cancer diagnosis need to be aware of...

2014-06-01 08:20:34

NKTR-214 combined with anti-PD-1 or anti-CTLA-4 provides significant tumor growth inhibition in both EMT6 breast and CT26 colon tumor models SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) announced positive preclinical data for NKTR-214, a new investigational cancer immunotherapy which selectively activates the IL-2 receptor complex and is being developed as a potential treatment for multiple cancers. The results were presented today at the 2014 ASCO...

2014-05-30 23:04:23

NJ Sharing Network 5K Walk/Race Set to Attract Thousands New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 More than 300 teams comprising an estimated 9,000 participants will hit the pavement in New Providence on Sunday, June 8th, for the fourth-annual 5K Walk and USATF Certified Race, the largest fundraiser of the year for NJ Sharing Network. The theme will be: “To Remember. To Honor. To Give Hope.” The fun-filled family event will include music, awards, prizes and activities for all ages. The...

2014-05-30 23:02:41

Until now, the only option for egg allergy sufferers was simply to avoid eggs. But sublingual immunotherapy is now being used by Family Allergy Clinic to help patients build up an immunity to egg proteins. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 For those with an egg allergy, they have probably been dished the standard advice: Avoid eggs! But with eggs lurking in baked goods, pasta, canned soup, marshmallows and more, this is easier said than done. But a treatment known as sublingual...


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.