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Autoimmune Disease is a condition in which the body recognizes its own tissues as foreign and directs an immune response against them.
Study reveals new way to improve stability of common protein drugs

Study reveals new way to improve stability of common protein drugs

Gaining access to important biopharmaceuticals needed to treat illnesses and autoimmune diseases is one of the biggest obstacles developing countries face. [More]
Researchers show how microRNAs play key role in tumor progression and response to radiation

Researchers show how microRNAs play key role in tumor progression and response to radiation

OHSU researcher Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D., has a contemporary analogy to describe microRNA: "I sometimes compare MicroRNA to tweets -- they're short, transient and constantly changing." [More]
Cluster signaling mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic in multiple sclerosis, research shows

Cluster signaling mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic in multiple sclerosis, research shows

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the patient's own cells. [More]
Salk scientists discover key to amplification of ‘invader’ signals

Salk scientists discover key to amplification of ‘invader’ signals

When a receptor on the surface of a T cell -- a sentry of the human immune system -- senses a single particle from a harmful intruder, it immediately kicks the cell into action, launching a larger immune response. But exactly how the signal from a single receptor, among thousands on each T cell, can be amplified to affect a whole cell has puzzled immunologists for decades. [More]
AMSBIO introduces a suite of high quality and biotinylated proteins for KIRs research

AMSBIO introduces a suite of high quality and biotinylated proteins for KIRs research

AMSBIO announces a suite of high quality proteins and biotinylated proteins for research into killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors. [More]
Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have increased risk of developing epilepsy

Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis may have increased risk of developing epilepsy

A new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. [More]
FDA approves new assay for diagnosis of IBD

FDA approves new assay for diagnosis of IBD

Inova Diagnostics, a worldwide leader in autoimmune diagnostic reagents and systems for the clinical laboratory, is pleased to announce the US Food and Drug Administration clearance of QUANTA Lite Calprotectin Extended Range, an assay which aids in the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and can help differentiate IBD from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). [More]
New study identifies novel target for treatment of Graves' disease and other scarring eye conditions

New study identifies novel target for treatment of Graves' disease and other scarring eye conditions

A new class of therapies may be on the horizon for thyroid eye disease (TED) and other destructive scarring conditions. [More]
Caltech researchers develop new technique that increases safety of TCR gene therapy

Caltech researchers develop new technique that increases safety of TCR gene therapy

The human body produces T cells to recognize and fight disease. Each T cell has a unique T cell receptor (or TCR) on its surface that surveils small fragments of proteins presented by other cells. [More]
TSRI researchers uncover mechanism behind T cell exhaustion

TSRI researchers uncover mechanism behind T cell exhaustion

In a new study with broad implications for treating cancers and chronic viral infections, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered a mechanism behind a phenomenon called “T cell exhaustion.” [More]
Scientists discover previously unknown mechanism that prevents autoimmune disease

Scientists discover previously unknown mechanism that prevents autoimmune disease

A previously unknown safety mechanism in our immune system keeps the body free from autoimmune diseases. [More]
New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

New research identifies mechanism that may lead to treatment of fibrosis in scleroderma

The prognosis for patients diagnosed with scleroderma - an autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis of the skin - is not typically a rosy one. With limited treatment options available, those suffering from the disorder can face disabling hardening and tightening of their skin. [More]
Young physician-scientists win Harry Winston Fellowships for innovative pediatric research

Young physician-scientists win Harry Winston Fellowships for innovative pediatric research

Dr. Claire Baldauf, Dr. Marjorie-Anne Guerra and Dr. Manal Habib have been named the recipients of the 2016-2017 Harry Winston Fellowships. [More]
New T cell subset may play vital role in development of type 1 diabetes

New T cell subset may play vital role in development of type 1 diabetes

A study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland revealed that a recently described T cell subset may have a central role in the development of type 1 diabetes. [More]
JAK inhibitors show promise in restoring hair growth in patients with alopecia areata

JAK inhibitors show promise in restoring hair growth in patients with alopecia areata

Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata--an autoimmune disease that causes patchy, and less frequently, total hair loss--had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, reported researchers from Columbia University Medical Center. By the end of their treatment, average hair regrowth was 92 percent. [More]
Researchers uncover pneumonia causing bacteria as trigger for autoimmune disease GBS

Researchers uncover pneumonia causing bacteria as trigger for autoimmune disease GBS

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute life-threatening disease of the nervous system that leads to sensory disturbances and acute flaccid paralysis. [More]
JAK inhibitors may be first effective treatment for people with alopecia areata

JAK inhibitors may be first effective treatment for people with alopecia areata

Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata—an autoimmune disease that causes patchy, and less frequently, total hair loss—had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib, reported researchers from Columbia University Medical Center. By the end of their treatment, average hair regrowth was 92 percent. [More]
TSRI scientists shed light on molecular workings of MS drug

TSRI scientists shed light on molecular workings of MS drug

A study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has helped to de-mystify the molecular workings of the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Tecfidera. The drug is the most widely prescribed pill-based therapy for MS, but its biological mechanism remains mysterious. [More]
Improving muscle health could enhance response to insulin in Type 1 diabetes patients

Improving muscle health could enhance response to insulin in Type 1 diabetes patients

Loss of physical strength due to muscle deterioration is a complication for people living with Type 1 diabetes that's often overlooked. New research from McMaster University shows it shouldn't be. [More]
Virginia Mason offers totally laparoscopic advanced surgery for removing tumors from pancreas

Virginia Mason offers totally laparoscopic advanced surgery for removing tumors from pancreas

Virginia Mason now offers the totally laparoscopic Whipple procedure as an advanced surgical option for removing tumors from the head of the pancreas. [More]
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