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3 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Crystal structure reveals how minor variations make receptor proteins ...

The ribbon-shaped crystal structure of the activating killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor, KIR2DS2 , bound to its human leukocyte antigen target, HLA-A*11:01 .

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

7 hrs ago | RedOrbit

senior nutrition

Two studies by researchers at University College London have investigated the reasons why our immune systems decline with age, and have found ways to address the problem.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Biology, Science

8 hrs ago | SFGate

More food allergies seen among urban children

In this Dec. 16, 1997 file photo, feed store owner Jerry Foote of Seminole, Texas, holds a handful of peanuts grown in Gaines County.

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Related Topix: Seminole, TX, Gaines County, TX, Biology, Science

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hispanic Business

Janssen Affiliate Cilag GmbH International Acquires Covagen AG;...

The opportunity was identified and facilitated through the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in 322, a bispecific anti-tumor necrosis factor -alpha/anti-interleukin -17A FynomAb, is in Phase 1b study for psoriasis and holds potential as a treatment for a broad range of inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis.

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Related Topix: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Health, Biology, Science, Infectious Diseases

Examiner.com

Are some people really allergic to exercise?

Generally, when people speak of an exercise allergy they are making a joke about someone's weight, but it really does exist.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Sports Medicine, Medicine

Freshnews

Lycera Appoints Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as Chair of Scientific Advisory Board

Lycera Corp ., a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of breakthrough oral medicines to treat autoimmune disease and cancer based on the science of immune modulation, today announced the appointment of Harinder Singh, Ph.D., as chair of the company's scientific advisory board.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Medicine, Genetics, University of Chicago, Northwestern University

Mon Aug 25, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers discover protein's ability to inhibit HIV release

This microscopic image of a human cell shows the accumulation of HIV-1 particles on the surface of the cell.

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Related Topix: Missouri, University of Missouri, Microbiology, Biology, Science

The Horse

Superheroes in a Syringe: How Vaccines Work

Work with your veterinarian to decide what vaccinations your horse needs, as well as when and how often to vaccinate.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, University of Kentucky

Freshnews

Compugen Appoints Mr. Ari Krashin as Chief Financial Officer

Compugen Ltd. , a leading drug discovery company focused on therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies in the fields of immunology and oncology, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ari Krashin as Chief Financial Officer, effective as of September 9, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Compugen, Healthcare Industry, Biology

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Holtville Tribune

New vaccine shows promise as stronger weapon against both tuberculosis and leprosy

In many parts of the world, leprosy and tuberculosis live side-by-side. Worldwide there are approximately 233,000 new cases of leprosy per year, with nearly all of them occurring where tuberculosis is endemic.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Scientific Blogging

How Guardians Of The Intestininal Galaxy Are Formed

Even the most careful chosen meal can contain surprises and to defend against infectious microbial fifth columnists in the intestines, a dedicated contingent of immune cells keeps watch within the thin layer of tissue that divides the contents of the gut from the body itself.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Are you as old as what you eat? Researchers learn how to rejuvenate aging immune cells

Researchers from UCL have demonstrated how an interplay between nutrition, metabolism and immunity is involved in the process of aging.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Biology, Science

Norwalk Reflector

Lab works to stop Ebola virus in its tracks

The pressure is on as the biggest Ebola epidemic in history creeps across West Africa, jumping over borders and permeating cells.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, University of Texas Medical Branch, Biology, Science

UnionLeader.com

Parasite stimulates immune response to fight cancer

David J. Bzik, PhD, professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Barbara Fox, senior research associate of Microbiology and Immunology.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Microbiology, Biology, Science

Fri Aug 22, 2014

SFGate

Ebola outbreak moves S.F. startup to join search for cure

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Biology, Science, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Science / Technology

Globe and Mail

How Tak Mak connects the dots to make medical breakthroughs

'My quest for knowledge is very high, and what turns me on is to be able to listen to a presentation that someone is making and all of a sudden, in my mind, I say, "Oh my gosh, this is connected to something else I know,"' says Tak Mak, director of the Campbell Family Institute for Cancer Research in Toronto.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Biology, Science, Classical, Mozart

SPACE.com

Space Does Weird Things to Astronaut Immune Systems

Life in space does strange things to the human body - it stretches the spine, it turns muscles to jelly, and now new research led by NASA shows that spaceflight confuses the immune system, too.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Biology, Science, Chickenpox

Health.com

Food Allergies More Common Among Inner City Kids, Study Finds

Researchers followed 516 inner city children in four U.S. cities - Baltimore, Boston, New York and St. Louis - from birth until age 5 and found that at least 10 percent of them developed an allergy to milk, eggs or peanuts.

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Related Topix: Boston, NY, Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Promising new vaccine effective against both tuberculosis and leprosy in mice

This image depicts the structure of antigen 85B. Credit: Reproduced from Anderson et.al.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

Scientific Blogging

Treatment Against Lethal Marburg Virus Developed

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals and collaborators at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, have protected nonhuman primates against Marburg virus, also known as Angola hemorrhagic fever.

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Related Topix: Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, University of Texas Medical Branch, Biology, Science

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