Monday, December 23, 2019

What is Ocular Immunology

Ocular immunology is a highly specialized branch of medicine devoted to diagnosing and treating patients with inflammatory eye diseases. These diseases can slightly reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss.
Ophthalmologists use the general term, uveitis, when referring to the range of inflammatory diseases that affect the uvea. In addition, uveitis is used to describe any inflammatory disease that produces swelling and destroys eye tissues, including within the retina. It’s commonly associated with systemic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Anatomically, uveitis is classified into anterior, intermediate, posterior, and panuveitic forms, depending on which part of the eye is affected. No matter the classification, Sabates Eye Centers can handle it all. 

Many different things can cause uveitis. In some cases the cause is unknown, or in doctor language, ‘idiopathic.’ The body's immune system may be a cause.  Bruising, infections, tumors and toxins can cause eye pain, sensitivity to light, poor vision, and increased floaters.

Patients with the following diseases carry a higher risk of developing uveitis:
  • AIDS
  • CMV retinitis
  • Herpes zoster infection
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Ulcerative colitis

Thursday, December 19, 2019

How are minor infectious diseases treated?

Most cases of infectious diseases are minor. Minor infectious diseases are not treated. Most are cured by health, by healthy actions. The common cold is a minor infection. There is no medical cure for the common cold, lots of “treatments” for signs and symptoms. The cure is health. When we are healthier, we get fewer colds and cure them faster. When we are less healthy, we get more colds and cures take longer. But “there is no cure for the common cold”. Many minor infections like gum infections, minor skin infections are cured by health. They are only treated when the become more serious, when they become more than “minor”.

Germs, or microbes, are found everywhere - in the air, soil, and water. There are also germs on your skin and in your body. Many of them are harmless, and some can even be helpful. But some of them can make you sick. Infectious diseases are diseases that are caused by germs.

  • Through direct contact with a person who is sick. This includes kissing, touching, sneezing, coughing, and sexual contact. 
  • Pregnant mothers can also pass some germs along to their babies.
  • Through indirect contact, when you touch something that has germs on it. For example, you could get germs if someone who is sick touched a door handle, and then you touch it.
  • Through insect or animal bites
  • Through contaminated food, water, soil, or plants

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What is Immune System?

The immune system has a vital role: It protects your body from harmful substances, germs and cell changes that could make you ill. It is made up of various organs, cells and proteins.

As long as your immune system is running smoothly, we cannot find its existences. But if it stops working,  because it’s weak or can't fight particularly aggressive germs – you get ill. The network of tissues, cells, and organs first tries to keep out germs like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites and then deals with them if they manage to get in.
Germs that your body has never encountered before are also likely to make you ill. Some of them will only make you ill the first time you come into contact with them.

If it senses something in your body that could be bad for you, it triggers the release of special cells. These travel to where the trouble is, attack the intruder, and help get rid of it.

If it senses something in your body that could be bad for you, it triggers the release of special cells. These travel to where the trouble is, attack the intruder, and help get rid of it.

Without an immune system, we would have no way to fight harmful things that enter our body from the outside or harmful changes that occur inside our body. The main tasks of the body’s immune system are

to fight disease-causing germs (pathogens) like bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi, and to remove them from the body,
to recognize and neutralize harmful substances from the environment, and
to fight disease-causing changes in the body, such as cancer cells.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What is Immunology and Why is it Important?
  • Immunology is the study of the immune system and is a very important branch of the medical and biological sciences. The immune system protects us from infection through various lines of defence. 
  • If the immune system is not functioning as it should, it can result in disease, such as autoimmunity, allergy and cancer. 
  • It is also now becoming clear that immune responses contribute to the development of many common disorders not traditionally viewed as immunologic, including metabolic, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s
From Edward Jenner’s pioneering work in the 18th Century that would ultimately lead to vaccination in its modern form (an innovation that has likely saved more lives than any other medical advance), to the many scientific breakthroughs in the 19th and 20th centuries that would lead to, amongst other things, safe organ transplantation, the identification of blood groups, and the now ubiquitous use of monoclonal antibodies throughout science and healthcare, immunology has changed the face of modern medicine. Immunological research continues to extend horizons in our understanding of how to treat significant health issues, with ongoing research efforts in immunotherapy, autoimmune diseases, and vaccines for emerging pathogens, such as Ebola. 

Advancing our understanding of basic immunology is essential for clinical and commercial application and has facilitated the discovery of new diagnostics and treatments to manage a wide array of diseases. In addition to the above, coupled with advancing technology, immunological research has provided critically important research techniques and tools, such as flow cytometry and antibody technology.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

This platform creates a great opportunity for Exclusive Sessions and Panel discussions on latest innovations in Immunology and Biomedical sciences and also lectures by the active Investigators, keynote forums by Renowned Immunologists. It provides a stage for Poster Sessions on latest Innovation in all the relevant Areas, open Innovation Challenges, post-Doctoral Career Development Session, B2B Meetings, Global Networking with 50+ Countries, Novel techniques to benefit your research, Best platform for Global business and Networking opportunities, Meet the editors of refereed journals, Society and Association members across the Globe, Excellent platform to showcase the latest products in Immunology and affiliates. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Annual Meeting on Allergy and Immunology

Immunology 2020, planned to achieve the knowledge transfer of highly updated and relevant information to a broad audience in Allergy, Immunology and related scientists in the field. It can be achieved by scheduled scientific sessions, keynote presentations by renowned scientists, and poster sessions at this conference, which promises to deliver something for everyone involved in Immunology research or industrial experts or scientist.

The organizing committee and the scientific community at Scietech group takes immense pleasure in inviting our cardinal participants and speakers from across the world to the Conference of

"Annual Meeting On Allergy and Immunology" scheduled on July 27 - 29, 2020, at  Vancouver, Canada

Theme:  “ Exploring human immune system” is indeed going to be of high relevance with its proficient keynote speakers from diverse fields and its studious delegates.

It also includes:
  • Keynote Speeches 
  • Poster Presentation 
  • Oral Presentation 
  • Seminars 
  • Workshops 
  • Symposium 
  • Exhibitions