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New guide helps families adapt to celiac diet


If your child has celiac disease, you will need two of everything in your kitchen—just one source of…
‘Tiny fat bubbles’ can boost immunity, calm disease


People living with inflammatory autoimmune disease could benefit from an ‘immune system reboot’, and researchers have isolated specific…
Scientists found a new approach to treat inflammatory autoimmune diseases – the key is within fat bubbles

September 8, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases have a huge impact on patients’ quality of life. Autoimmune…
Researchers discover new biomarker for rare autoimmune disease

August 30, 2019

University of Alberta researchers identified a unique biological marker that can be used to identify the presence of…
Designed switch allows unprecedented control over cells

July 25, 2019

Scientists have created the first completely artificial protein switch that can work inside living cells to modify—or even…
Can gut infection trigger Parkinson’s disease?

July 18, 2019

A new study by Montreal scientists published today in Nature demonstrates that a gut infection can lead to…
Unexpected effect of MS drug

July 15, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the mechanism of action of a drug used to treat…
Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

July 8, 2019

Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, have discovered an…
Scleroderma Support: Patients Find Help Online

June 28, 2019

Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease, affecting about 300,000 Americans, but for those it affects it can be challenging to…
Buffalo startup advances the science of diagnosing autoimmune disease

June 27, 2019

Autoimmunity, in which a person’s own immune system attacks healthy cells, affects millions of people in the U.S.…
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Mice with a human immune system help research into cancer and infections

June 26, 2019

Researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have succeeded in using mice with a transplanted human immune…
New clues on tissue damage identified in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus

June 19, 2019

Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights…
How common gut bacteria trigger a lethal autoimmune disease

June 19, 2019

What causes the immune system, designed to protect us, to turn on the body and attack healthy cells?…
Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies

June 14, 2019

Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the…
Gene mutations are pointing towards the root causes of the multiple sclerosis

June 12, 2019

Multiple sclerosis is a disease, which is characterized by the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain…
How to Quell a Cytokine Storm: International Team Finds New Ways to Dampen an Overactive Immune System

June 10, 2019

BRCA—the family of DNA-repair proteins associated with breast, ovarian prostate, and pancreatic cancers—interacts with a multipart, molecular complex…
New Clues for Delaying, Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

June 5, 2019

PNNL team pinpoints changes that ease immune attack. PNNL scientist Wei-Jun Qian and colleagues have contributed to a…
New regulator of immune responses discovered

May 31, 2019

Scientists have identified a new internal regulator that helps control the body’s response to fight infection. The discovery…
New compounds could be used to treat autoimmune disorders

May 29, 2019

The immune system is programmed to rid the body of biological bad guys—like viruses and dangerous bacteria—but its…
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On the Safe Side: Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis

May 13, 2019

Some biologic treatments for psoriasis may be safer, more effective. A common chronic skin condition affecting 125 million…
Adverse Childhood Experiences Negatively Impact Adults with Lupus

May 10, 2019

Adults with lupus who report having had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect and household challenges,…
Exploring New Treatments for Autoimmune Diseases

May 3, 2019

More than 50 million Americans are affected by an autoimmune disease, with women at an increased risk for developing one.…
Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness

April 30, 2019

A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified…
Why Women Get Autoimmune Diseases Far More Often Than Men

April 29, 2019

Researchers cause a lupus-like disease in mice by amplifying the amount of a single “master regulator” factor —…
Vitamin D deficiency may be regulating the immune system and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases

April 15, 2019

Vitamin D is very important to us. Unlike many other vitamins, vitamin D is produced in our own…
Narcolepsy may be caused by the body attacking itself

March 20, 2019

Researchers from DTU and the University of Copenhagen are now pointing out that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease.…
Researchers find the immune system’s unknown messenger

March 19, 2019

Researchers can now explain how a cell that is being attacked by bacteria or viruses specifically manages to…
Researchers push forward frontiers of vaccine science

February 21, 2019

Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the San Diego Supercomputer…
In myasthenia gravis, surgery to remove the thymus gland provides clinical benefits even five years later

January 30, 2019

Surgery to remove the thymus gland in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), a rare autoimmune disease affecting neuromuscular…
Systemic Scleroderma Treatments: Where Are We Now?

January 22, 2019

For patients affected by systemic scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis), a chronic autoimmune disease marked by hardening of the…
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