Mice study shows role of yeast in aggravating IBD symptoms
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  March 12, 2017  
  Ulcerative Colitis  
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 Mice study shows role of yeast in aggravating IBD symptomsMice study shows role of yeast in aggravating IBD symptoms
 
During the past decade, the gut has experienced a renaissance as investigations focus on the role of the microbiome on human health.
 
 
 Researchers uncover new genetic clues linked to autoimmune kidney diseaseResearchers uncover new genetic clues linked to autoimmune kidney disease
 
Researchers have uncovered new genetic clues to understanding IgA nephropathy (IgAN), or Berger's disease, an autoimmune kidney disease and a common cause of kidney failure.
 
   Scientists use cargo-carrying red blood cells to alleviate autoimmune diseases in mouse modelsScientists use cargo-carrying red blood cells to alleviate autoimmune diseases in mouse models
 
Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, scientists in the laboratories of Hidde Ploegh and Harvey Lodish have prevented and alleviated two autoimmune diseases—multiple sclerosis (MS) and type 1 diabetes—in early stage mouse models.
 
   New biomarkers may help in diagnosis and management of Crohn's diseaseNew biomarkers may help in diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease
 
The diagnosis, understanding and management of Crohn's disease may have just received a helping hand from a joint ASU Biodesign Institute and Mayo Clinic study aimed at developing a better blood test for the disease.
 
 Scientists uncover Achilles' heel in unique kind of immune memory cells
 
Scientists uncover Achilles' heel in unique kind of immune memory cellsThe capacity for memory isn't exclusive to the brain. The immune system, with its sprawling network of diverse cell types, can recall the pathogens it meets, helping it to swiftly neutralize those intruders upon future encounters.
 
 
 Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathy
 
Study identifies therapeutic target for diabetic retinopathySpecific cells in the retina trigger inflammation and vision impairment associated with diabetes, according to new research out of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.