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Dietary Changes Can Slow Decline Of The Immune System In Old

Dietary Changes Can Slow Decline Of The Immune System In Old Age, Says Study

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...

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Scientists Find Control Signal For Immune System That Could Help Treat Autoimmune Diseases And Cancer
2014-08-18 03:19:20

Salk Institute When faced with pathogens, the immune system summons a swarm of cells made up of soldiers and peacekeepers. The peacekeeping cells tell the soldier cells to halt fighting when invaders are cleared. Without this cease-fire signal, the soldiers, known as killer T cells, continue their frenzied attack and turn on the body, causing inflammation and autoimmune disorders such as allergies, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. Now, scientists at...

2014-08-05 08:33:51

Total Investment Tops $300M in Less Than 12 Months SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juno Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on bringing forward novel immunotherapies for cancer, today announced that it has closed its Series B round with $134M in new investment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140113/DC45426LOGO This latest round includes new investments by ten public mutual funds and healthcare-focused funds. All major prior investors...

2014-07-03 08:23:49

MUMBAI,India, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - GBR 830 is an antagonistic monoclonal antibody with first in class potential for the treatment of autoimmune diseases targeting OX40, a co-stimulatory receptor on T cells - The antibody has successfully completed the Phase I enabling preclinical development program and a Phase I clinical trial application has been filed with The Netherlands authorities -...

2014-06-17 12:28:21

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB: GNBT) today announced the posting of an interview given by Dr. Eric von Hofe, Ph.D., President of the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), following his keynote presentation at the recent TIDES meeting. The 16(th) Annual TIDES Conference (www.IBCLifeSciences.com/Tides) was held in Providence, RI May 12 - 15, 2014. TIDES,...

2014-06-10 12:29:24

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced that the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), will be participating in the 2014 BIO International Convention being held June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The convention is a significant business development forum for companies like Antigen Express, providing...

2014-06-06 12:24:27

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kite Pharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT(TM)) products for cancer, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive, worldwide license with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to certain intellectual property related to T Cell Receptor (TCR)-based product candidates that target the NY-ESO-1 antigen for the treatment of cancers expressing...

2014-05-22 10:32:28

University of Cambridge A new method of generating mature nerve cells from skin cells could greatly enhance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, and could accelerate the development of new drugs and stem cell-based regenerative medicine. The nerve cells generated by this new method show the same functional characteristics as the mature cells found in the body, making them much better models for the study of age-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, and for the...

2014-05-07 08:45:28

A new study led by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has painted a clearer picture of the delicate arms race between the human immune system and a pathogen that seeks to infect and kill human cells. The research explores the strategies by which the bacterial pathogen Yersinia, responsible for causing plague and gastrointestinal infections, tries to outsmart immune cell responses and looks at the tactics used by the immune system to fight back....

2014-04-11 13:01:17

Significant new data presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2014 indicate that liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)) may be treated by adoptive T-cell therapy. This new therapeutic approach in the treatment of HCC could be very important as without treatment the 5 year survival rate is just 5%. Globally, HCC accounts for 746,000 deaths, and in the UK alone is responsible for over 4,000 deaths per year. Glypican-3 (GPC3) is a tumor associated antigen expressed in...

2014-04-11 10:56:48

In experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have identified an enzyme involved in the regulation of immune system T cells that could be a useful target in treating asthma and boosting the effects of certain cancer therapies. In research described online April 6 in Nature Immunology, the investigators show that mice without the enzyme SKG1 were resistant to dust mite-induced asthma. And mice with melanoma and missing the enzyme, developed far fewer lung...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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