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Study identifies blood glucose levels that predict 10-year risk of retinopathy
Individuals who have higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time appear more likely to develop eye-related complications 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2011-02-14)
Pulmonary fibrosis inhibited by pentraxin-2/SAP in research study
Promedior Inc., announced today the publication of collaborative research in the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology entitled, (2011-02-10)
Human and mouse studies sharpen focus on cause of celiac disease
Blocking a factor that can activate the human immune response against intestinal bacteria or certain foods could prevent the development of celiac disease. (2011-02-09)
Omega 3's -- more evidence for their benefit
Research at Children's Hospital Boston reveals exactly how omega-3 fatty acids work in preventing several forms of blindness. (2011-02-09)
Top Queen's scientist gets UK recognition
One of Northern Ireland's leading scientists has received a top UK award, to support ground-breaking research into vascular stem cells and eye disease at Queen's University. (2011-02-04)
New clue to lupus: Failed autoimmune suppression mechanism
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Cambridge, Mass., in collaboration with Jackson Laboratory scientists, have identified a regulatory defect that drives lupus. (2011-02-03)
Research uncovers key to understanding cause of lupus
Potentially impacting future diagnosis and treatment of lupus, an immune illness affecting more than five million people worldwide, researchers at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have likely uncovered where the breakdown in the body's lymphocyte molecular regulatory machinery is occurring. (2011-02-01)
Emory Eye Center to host 25th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR)
Emory Eye Center will host the 25th Southeastern Vitreoretinal Seminar (SEVR) at the Eye Center's Calhoun Auditorium within the Learning Resources Center in The Emory Clinic, Building B. (2011-01-31)
More than allergies: Histamine may be a possible drug target for multiple sclerosis
If you think histamines are your nemesis during allergy season, here's something that might change your perspective. (2011-01-31)
Data point to role of cellular bioenergetics as a new mechanistic approach to treat immune disorders
Lycera Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering an innovative approach to developing novel oral medicines to treat autoimmune diseases, today announced positive data from the University of Michigan demonstrating the role of bioenergetics in selectively inhibiting pathogenic lymphocytes while preserving and enhancing the normal immune system. (2011-01-26)
Gender and hygiene: Could cleanliness be hurting girls?
Little girls growing up in western society are expected to be neat and tidy -- (2011-01-26)
EU grant for better monitoring of Crohn's disease using MRI
TU Delft is joining six European partners from the academic world to develop an objective, quantitative method for assessing these MRI scans. (2011-01-24)
Why do some diabetics escape complications?
Much research has been carried out on why diabetics develop complications. (2011-01-21)
Enzyme inhibition or removal may prevent or treat ischemic retinopathy
The inhibition or removal of an enzyme may prevent or treat ischemic retinopathy by stalling growth of unwanted vessels in the retina, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. (2011-01-13)
Mayo Clinic determines lifetime risk of adult rheumatoid arthritis
Mayo Clinic researchers have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women. (2011-01-05)
Accurate interpretation of antinuclear antibodies test key to confirming autoimmune disease
The presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) indicates the possibility of autoimmunity and the indirect immunofluorescence assay on HEp-2 cells is the standard blood test used to detect ANA. (2011-01-04)
Study shows vitamin D deficiencies may impact onset of autoimmune lung disease
A new study shows that vitamin D deficiency could be linked to the development and severity of certain autoimmune lung diseases. (2011-01-04)
Immune cell plays unexpected role in autoimmune disease
A new study provides fascinating insight into the underlying pathology associated with the autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (2010-12-16)
Vaccine boosts your immune system
Researchers at BRIC, the University of Copenhagen, have discovered for the first time a protein normally found in the body that can act to prevent chronic tissue inflammation. (2010-12-14)
Researchers link cerebral malaria to epilepsy, behavior disorders
Almost a third of cerebral malaria survivors developed epilepsy or other behavioral disorders in the most comprehensive study to date of the disease in African children, solidifying the link between malaria and neuropsychiatric disorders that affect hundreds of thousands of children. (2010-11-16)
Umbilical cord cells may treat arthritis
Umbilical cord stem cells may be useful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. (2010-11-15)
Study examines relationship between autoimmune skin disease and neurologic disorders
Individuals with the autoimmune skin disease bullous pemphigoid appear more likely to have a diagnosis of neurologic disease, such as dementia and cerebrovascular disease, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-11-15)
Potential drug therapy for diabetic retinopathy under study
One drug's startling ability to restore retinal health in the eyes of diabetic mice has researchers wanting to learn more about how it works and whether it might do the same for people. (2010-11-08)
Study sheds light on aromatase inhibitor joint pain syndrome
Breast cancer patients are more likely to have joint pain from taking aromatase inhibitors (AIs) if they have advanced stage cancer, according to a study presented at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting. (2010-11-08)
Joint pain linked to breast cancer drug not inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease
A new study suggests joint complaints attributed to aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, are not associated with inflammatory arthritis or autoimmune disease. (2010-11-07)
National Jewish Health receives patent for diagnostic method of autoimmune chronic urticaria
National Jewish Health has received a US patent for a method of detecting autoimmune chronic urticaria, which will help assure many patients that dramatic changes in lifestyle are not needed to treat the condition. (2010-11-01)
UM School of Medicine receives $45 million private donation for celiac research
With a new $45 million private gift from the family of a grateful patient, the University of Maryland School of Medicine is planning to establish the nation's only major research enterprise devoted to the study of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases like celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma and type 1 diabetes. (2010-10-28)
Penn study shows 2-sided immune cell could be harnessed to shrink tumors
Researchers have found that a protein called inducible costimulator (ICOS) is necessary for the growth and function of human Th17 cells, while CD28, a transmembrane protein on CD4 cells, stops the ICOS signal. (2010-10-28)
New clinical test to predict lupus flares moves closer to the market
A discovery made by Lupus Research Institute-funded investigator Emily Baechler Gillespie, Ph.D., at the University of Minnesota has been licensed to a major clinical laboratory for development and could soon result in a test that quickly and easily enables patients and their physicians to determine when a lupus flare is imminent. (2010-10-28)
Haptoglobin as an early serum biomarker of virus-induced type 1 diabetes in rats
Type 1 diabetes is a multifactorial disease of complex etiology characterized by the autoimmune destruction of pancreatic beta cells. (2010-10-26)
A dry AMD treatment?; some long-term diabetics escape PDR
At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) -- Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced (2010-10-17)
Oklahoma clinical trial to test early detection technique for eye disease in premature infants
A new clinical trial at the Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center will focus on ways to catch a debilitating eye disease in premature infants even if a pediatric ophthalmologist is not available. (2010-10-15)
Shifting forms: Penn study shows how variations of same protein affect immune response
How a T cell decides to make protein X, Y or Z can have profound effects for fighting foreign invaders or staving off dire autoimmune reactions. (2010-10-15)
Treatment of retinal conditions appears to have changed significantly in previous decade
The number of Medicare recipients undergoing treatment for retinal conditions nearly doubled between 1997 and 2007, with significant shifts in the types of procedures most commonly performed, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-10-11)
New findings on autoimmune diseases
A deficiency in one of the immune system's enzymes affects the severity of autoimmune diseases such as MS, and explains why the course of these diseases can vary so much. (2010-10-10)
Discovery of a cell that suppresses the immune system
Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have identified a new type of cell in mice that dampens the immune system and protects the animal's own cells from immune system attack. (2010-10-04)
Feeding prior to eye exams reduces stress in premature infants
Premature infants are often examined for retinopathy of prematurity. This exam can be quite stressful for the neonate, causing changes in heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation, and increased crying. (2010-09-29)
Type 1 diabetes research at UC San Diego gets $5 million boost
Maike Sander, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and cellular & molecular medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has been awarded nearly $5 million by the Beta Cell Biology Consortium to lead an interdisciplinary team in cell therapy research for type 1 diabetes. (2010-09-27)
UM School of Medicine Center for Celiac Research finds rate of celiac disease is growing
The number of celiac disease cases in the US has doubled every 15 years since 1974, increasing particularly among older people, according to a new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Celiac Research. (2010-09-27)
Imaging study provides new view of multiple sclerosis
Scientists have uncovered an alternative source for some of the damage associated with multiple sclerosis, an incurable neuroinflammatory disorder. (2010-09-23)
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