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BirchBioMed announces successful completion of Phase I trial for topical treatment to prevent scarring

BirchBioMed announces successful completion of Phase I trial for topical treatment to prevent scarring

BirchBioMed Inc. announced today that a unique and ground-breaking topical treatment developed by University of British Columbia researchers to prevent scarring has completed a Health Canada approved Phase I trial. [More]
Assigning barcode to stem cells makes it possible to monitor large blood cell populations

Assigning barcode to stem cells makes it possible to monitor large blood cell populations

By assigning a barcode to stem cells, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made it possible to monitor large blood cell populations as well as individual blood cells, and study the changes over time. [More]
Mice study finds new approach to halt cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus

Mice study finds new approach to halt cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus

Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body's ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in mice. [More]
German scientists develop new approach to prevent GvHD after bone marrow transplants

German scientists develop new approach to prevent GvHD after bone marrow transplants

Scientists in Germany have developed a new approach that may prevent leukemia and lymphoma patients from developing graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after therapeutic bone marrow transplants. [More]
New technology uses natural nano-scale lipid transport system to deliver drugs straight to bloodstream

New technology uses natural nano-scale lipid transport system to deliver drugs straight to bloodstream

For years scientists and dieticians have argued over the health benefits of dietary fat. Research published this week, however, shows that piggybacking onto natural fat absorption pathways can dramatically enhance the utility of some drugs. [More]
New study analyzes evolution of epigenetic mechanisms from bacteria to humans

New study analyzes evolution of epigenetic mechanisms from bacteria to humans

After the emergence of single-celled organisms some billions of years ago, nature started experimenting with how to diversify gene function without changing the sequence of the DNA, such that the blue print remains conserved, but allows gene products to have different functions. [More]
TSRI study unveils new twist in immune biology

TSRI study unveils new twist in immune biology

A new study, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, reveals a surprising twist in immune biology. [More]
New research opens door to influencing immune system

New research opens door to influencing immune system

A new international collaboration involving scientists at The Scripps Research Institute opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of vaccines or to counter autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. [More]
HSS researchers launch new study to find if stem cell treatment could help people with knee arthritis

HSS researchers launch new study to find if stem cell treatment could help people with knee arthritis

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have launched a study to determine if a treatment using stem cells could help people with painful knee arthritis. [More]
New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

New report reveals prescription medication costs may increase up to 13% in 2016

Prescription medication costs are expected to rise at least 11 percent, and possibly up to 13 percent, in 2016, according to a new report on national trends and projections in prescription drug expenditures. [More]
Two new studies find potential genetic cause and new treatment method for autoimmune diseases

Two new studies find potential genetic cause and new treatment method for autoimmune diseases

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. is spotlighting two new research studies originally reported in ScienceDaily. [More]
Researchers identify mechanisms triggering hypergammaglobulinemia

Researchers identify mechanisms triggering hypergammaglobulinemia

Some autoimmune diseases and persistent infections are characterized by high levels of antibodies in the blood. But what are the causes of this hypergammaglobulinemia? A team headed by INRS's Professor Simona St├Ąger has successfully identified the mechanisms triggering the phenomenon. [More]
Review examines role of gut microbes in development, progression of MS

Review examines role of gut microbes in development, progression of MS

An increasing number of clinical studies are pointing to a link between the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) and the composition of microbes in the human gut, sparking new research on the gut microbiome as a potential target for MS treatment and prevention. [More]
Celltrion Healthcare commits to develop lab tests for evidence-based decision-making in anti-TNF treatment

Celltrion Healthcare commits to develop lab tests for evidence-based decision-making in anti-TNF treatment

Celltrion Healthcare, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced its research commitment to develop laboratory tests that will determine both drug and anti-drug antibody levels in the blood, enabling physicians to identify when patients on an anti-tumour necrosis factor drug require a change of dose or a switch to a different treatment in the class. [More]
Researchers discover human factor that drives maturation of helper T cells

Researchers discover human factor that drives maturation of helper T cells

A powerful arm of the immune system is production of antibodies that circulate through the blood and neutralize invading pathogens. Although B cells actually manufacture antibody proteins, the process is aided by neighboring T cells, which shower B cells with cytokines to make them churn out high-quality antibody proteins--and remember how to do so. [More]
New strategy treats fatal autoimmune disease without outward off-target effects

New strategy treats fatal autoimmune disease without outward off-target effects

In a study with potentially major implications for the future treatment of autoimmunity and related conditions, scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to remove the subset of antibody-making cells that cause an autoimmune disease, without harming the rest of the immune system. [More]
AHR plays role in modulating the body's innate immune response to viral infections

AHR plays role in modulating the body's innate immune response to viral infections

A receptor, first known for its role in mediating the harmful effects of the environmental pollutant dioxin in our body, is now understood to play other important roles in modulating the innate immune response. [More]
Itaconate can suppress pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages

Itaconate can suppress pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages

An international group of scientists from US, Canada, Germany and Russia has revealed a substance produced in humans that can suppress the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages - specific cells of immune system. [More]
Immunotherapy-treated cancer patients may develop rheumatic disorders

Immunotherapy-treated cancer patients may develop rheumatic disorders

Oncologists need to be aware of the potential for rheumatological diseases in patients with cancer following treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors, say US investigators. [More]
Communication training for orthopedic surgery residents seeks to enhance interactions with older adults

Communication training for orthopedic surgery residents seeks to enhance interactions with older adults

A program to improve orthopedic surgery residents' communication skills with older adults is having a positive impact, according to a new study. [More]
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