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23 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

Does your food contain traces of allergy-inducing antibiotic residue?

They're an important part of a well balanced diet, but your favorite fruits and vegetables could be harboring silent chemicals that, in some people, may trigger a severe allergic reaction. A 10-year-old girl recently found this out the hard way after eating a supposedly allergen-free blueberry pie that, as it turns out, contained trace levels of a common crop antibiotic that put her into anaphylactic shock.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Biology, Food and Drug Administration, Life, Fruits

Saturday | Crofs Blogs

Belluz: Is using survivors' blood really the best way to battle the Ebola epidemic?

An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been transfused with the blood of another US citizen who survived the disease. This isn't some bizarre medical experiment.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Biology, Science, World News, Congo, Africa

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Hispanic Business

Sandia Biotech and STC.UNM Announce Option Agreement to License...

"We see our RFAP technology as a breakthrough in the antibody industry and are excited to be able to offer it as a more reliable and less expensive alternative to existing antibody technology. We are confident it will facilitate biological discovery, and understanding of complex diseases," says added: "This powerful technology platform is truly innovative because it can be used to create the next generation of diagnostic and therapeutic molecules for the research community--especially the cell molecular sciences and immunology.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Biotech, Biology, Science, Cell Biology

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Mental Help Net

Case Highlights Anaphylaxis Risk With Antibiotics in Foods

Anaphylactic reactions to antibiotics may occur after exposure via fruit consumption, according to a case study published in the September issue of the Annals of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology . Franois Graham, M.D., from the Hpital Notre-Dame in Montreal, and colleagues describe the case of a 10-year-old girl who presented with anaphylaxis after ingestion of a blueberry pie.

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

Freshnews

Institute of Human Virology Hosts Prominent AIDS Researchers During 16th Annual International Meeting

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is hosting the IHV 16th Annual International Meeting Sunday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 17 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The Annual Meeting will feature themes on HIV cure research; HIV pathogenesis; HIV structural biology, immunology and vaccines; advances in clinical, prevention and public health research, and a cross-cutting session on the molecular and immunological insights from cancer biology and treatment.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Manufacturing.net

Manufacturers Should Prepare For EU Food Labeling Directive Compliance

In light of the European Union's 1169/2011 directive, manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014. This includes manufacturers located within and outside of the EU.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

Medical News Today

Viral infection in nose can trigger bacterial infection in the ear

Middle ear infection is very common in young children. Now, a new study from the US suggests one of the triggers can be a viral infection in the nose.

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Related Topix: Ear Infection, Medicine, Health, Winston-Salem, NC, Salem, NC, Microbiology, Biology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Ebola's ripple effects

The fight to end the Ebola epidemic is not just about saving lives, it's also about heading off a potentially broader humanitarian crisis, according to a Harvard Kennedy School panel, which included moderator Sheila Burke, Michael VanRooyen, director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and Dyann Wirth, Richard Pearson Strong Professor of Infectious Disease at Harvard. The epidemic already has had sweeping effects on society, added Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who joined the panel via video conference.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liberia, World News, Africa, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Biology, Science

Hispanic Business

Patent Application Titled 'Self-Assembling Peptide Nanoparticles as...

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The 'Norwalk-Like Virus' now generally known as norovirus, is probably the most important viral pathogen of epidemic acute gastroenteritis which occurs in developed as well as in developing countries. Noroviruses are icosahedral, single stranded, positive-sense RNA viruses and belong to the Caliciviridae family.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Entomology, Science, Biology

Wed Sep 10, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Health: Exercise-induced asthma surprises many athletes, but it can be managed

Kelly O'Boyle has always been an athlete. As a child, she played lacrosse, basketball, soccer and softball.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Asthma, Health, University of Miami, Weather, University of South Florida, Biology, Science

PhysOrg Weblog

Study examines vitiligo, alopecia areata and chronic graft vs. host disease

Vitiligo and alopecia areata in patients with chronic graft-vs-host disease following a stem cell transplant appear to be associated with having a female donor and the sex mismatch of a female donor and male recipient. GvHD is a frequent complication of donor stem cell transplants because donor cells can attack the recipient's body and cause death and other illnesses.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Health, Leukemia, Bethesda, MD, Biology, Science, Lymphoma

BioSpace

Receptos Announces Oral Podium Presentation At

Detailed Results of Positive Phase 2 Trial of RPC1063 in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis to be Presented at Late Breaker Session on September 13, 2014 SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 -- Receptos, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates for the treatment of immune and metabolic diseases, today announced that data from the Phase 2 portion of RADIANCE, the Company's Phase 2/3 trial of RPC1063 in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis , will be reviewed in a late breaker oral podium presentation at MS Boston on September 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Receptos, Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Biology, Science

Medical News

Study points to new therapeutic target to interrupt inflammation,...

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis -- and that activation of this one receptor, found on cells in the fluid of arthritic joints, is all that is required. Their findings, published in the Journal of Immunology , point to a new therapeutic target to interrupt the vicious cycle of inflammation and bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis .

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Related Topix: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Medicine, Health, Arthritis, University of Illinois Chicago, Biology, Science, Rheumatology

PR-inside.com

"Fresenius Biotech GmbH - Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare - Deals and Alliances Profile" Published

It research, develops, and distributes biopharmaceuticals in the areas of immunology, oncology and transplantation medicine. The company manufactures therapeutics and antibodies targeting therapeutic conditions such as gastric cancer, malignant ascites, ovarian cancer, ATG transplantation, breast cancer, leukemia and chronic lymphocytic.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Biology, Science, Cancer, Health, Ovarian Cancer, Breast Cancer, Leukemia

Medical News Today

Unusual immune cell needed to prevent oral thrush, Pitt researchers find

An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in the prevention of thrush, according to the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who discovered them. The findings, published online in the Journal of Experimental Medicine , might shed light on why people infected with HIV or who have other immune system impairments are more susceptible to the oral yeast infection.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, HIV/AIDS, Health, Candida & Candidosis, Medicine, Rheumatology, Biology, Science

European Journal of Human Genetics

Clinical utility gene card for: X-linked immunodeficiency with...

Tel: +1 301 496 6754; Fax: +1 301 402 8530; E-mail: koneti@nih.gov or lenardo@nih.gov Among the seven patients we have characterized for this disease thus far, we have only found loss-of-function variants in MAGT1 leading to XMEN disease amplification and DNA sequence determination of the 10 coding exons of MAGT1 . Assessing for loss of MAGT1 expression by real-time qRT-PCR, followed by targeted genomic sequencing of coding and non-coding gene regulatory regions of the MAGT1 locus.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, National Institutes of Health, Biotech, Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Dna, Pop/Rock, Genetics

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Infection Control Today

Study Sheds Light on Asthma and Respiratory Viruses

People with asthma often have a hard time dealing with respiratory viruses such as the flu or the common cold, and researchers have struggled to explain why. In a new study that compared people with and without asthma, the answer is becoming clearer.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science

The Maneater

MU researchers discover link between TIM-1 protein, HIV infectivity

Shan-Lu Liu, associate professor of molecular microbiology and immunology and an investigator with the Bond Life Sciences Center, and graduate student Minghua Li were studying the role of transmembrane, immunoglobulin and mucin family proteins in the immune system and suspected the TIM-1 protein is involved in viruses' entry into cells. "While we were working on the possible role of the TIM-1 protein in viral entry, we found, by accident, this protein actually blocked HIV release," Liu said.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Biology

HeraldSun.com

UNC clinic to celebrate patients who have survived HIV for two decades

When Lynda Bell worked with patients with HIV in the early 1990s, the number of deaths that she saw was terrifying. But across her years of working with HIV patients as a nurse practitioner, she said she's seen improvements in treatment and in her patients' health and life expectancy.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Biology, Science

BioSpace

PharmAthene, Inc. Release: New Non-Clinical Data Demonstrate...

In the latest anthrax challenge study, three groups of twenty NZW rabbits were vaccinated with SparVaxA via intramuscular injection, on study days 0 and 28 at doses of 3, 9, or 27 micrograms. In addition, twenty animals were vaccinated with BioThraxA , the currently-licensed anthrax vaccine.

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Related Topix: PharmAthene, The Data Company, Law, Biology, Science, Biotech, Medicine, SIGA Technologies, Healthcare Industry

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