Latest Autoantibody Stories
The presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) indicates the possibility of autoimmunity and the indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) assay on HEp-2 cells is the standard blood test (ANA-HEp-2) used to detect ANA.
A new study provides insight into the underlying pathology associated with the autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
A new study provides fascinating insight into the underlying pathology associated with the autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in its moderate or severe form - may be an auto-immune issue, according to a new study.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., today announced favorable Phase I results for CCX168 at the Annual American College of Rheumatology Meeting (ACR).
How Antibodies Play a Role in Triggering Neurological Symptoms of Lupus Betty Diamond, MD, head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Feinstein Institute, has collaborated with colleagues at the Burke Cornell Medical Research Institute to identify two distinct mechanisms that explain the how lupus autoantibodies alter brain function and led to such a wide array of neuropsychiatric complaints. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) November 5, 2010 Many patients with systemic...
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a subgroup of patients with necrotizing myopathy who have a novel autoantibody specificity that makes them potential candidates for immunosuppressive therapy.
Two UNC School of Medicine faculty authored an editorial in the July 15, 2010 New England Journal of Medicine commenting on results from two clinical trials using the drug Rituximab to treat small-vessel vasculitis, a rare autoimmune disease.
There is a new path to defeat systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma because of the hardening of the skin of the patients (from Greek skleros, "hard", and derma, "skin").
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As many as 5.3 million Americans, and 35 million people worldwide, are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative illness characterized by memory loss, cognitive decline and widespread destruction of neurons in the brain.
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