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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kelly O'Boyle has always been an athlete. As a child, she played lacrosse, basketball, soccer and softball.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:48 pm
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