Latest auto-immune diseases Stories

2012-06-01 09:17:38

Australian researchers have uncovered a potential new way to regulate the body´s natural immune response, offering hope of a simple and effective treatment for auto-immune diseases. Auto-immune diseases result from an overactive immune response that causes the body to attack itself. The new approach involves increasing good regulating cells in the body, unlike most current research which focuses on stopping “bad” or “effector” cells, says lead researcher Dr...

2010-12-20 07:00:00

PARIS, December 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomedical Diagnostics has released the first evaluation data for LISA TRACKER kits.This innovative tool allows the clinicians to identify, at various moments of the treatment, a possible resistance with the medicine and to optimize the patients' management over time. Biomedical Diagnostics, company dedicated to the development and to the marketing of innovative in vitro Diagnosticproducts, is specialized in particular in the auto-immune...

2004-11-26 03:00:09

The current buzz about Elan's drug Antegren (natalizumab) centres on its use in multiple sclerosis (MS). It has even greater potential, however, as a new therapy for more common conditions including arthritis, asthma and other auto-immune diseases. MS affects 6,000 people here or about one per cent of the population. Arthritis affects at least 13 per cent of the general population. If Antegren proves itself as a treatment for arthritis, Elan and its commercialisation partner Biogen Idec...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'