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2011-08-04 21:42:01

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a type of cell that may contribute to autoimmune disease. The findings also suggest why diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis strike women more frequently than men. The cells, a subset of immune-system B cells, make autoantibodies, which bind to and attack the body's own tissue. The researchers report in the August 4, 2011, issue of the journal Blood, that they found higher levels of these cells in elderly...

2011-07-18 15:08:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study published recently in the journal Science Signaling Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists demonstrate on the molecular level how the anti-malaria drug chloroquine represses inflammation, which may provide a blueprint for new strategies for treating inflammation and a multitude of autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and certain cancers. "The implications of this study are significant," said Henry...

2011-06-30 13:47:00

Nearly half a million dollars given to researchers focused on curing psoriatic diseases PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Psoriasis Foundation awarded $480,000 in research fellowships to 12 early career doctors, who each received a one-year, $40,000 fellowship to study psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The grants are intended to increase activity in psoriatic disease research--leading to better treatments and a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic...

2011-04-19 13:23:06

By identifying a surprising association of two intracellular proteins, University of Iowa researchers have laid the groundwork for the development of new therapies to treat B cell lymphomas and autoimmune disease. The researchers studied mouse B cells expressing the viral protein Latent Membrane Protein 1 (LMP1), which has been implicated in several types of cancer because of its role in the proliferation and survival of Epstein-Barr virus infected B cells. They discovered that LMP1 needs the...

2011-04-18 09:56:00

JUPITER, Fla., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed the first of a new class of highly selective compounds that effectively suppresses the severity of multiple sclerosis in animal models. The new compound could provide new and potentially more effective therapeutic approaches to multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that affect patients worldwide. The study appeared April 17, 2011, in an advance...

2011-04-06 13:33:00

AWARDS AN ADDITIONAL $3.6 MILLION IN LUPUS RESEARCH, REACHING $5.6 MILLION IN 2010 NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) - the world's largest private funder of lupus research - today announced its most recent medical research grant awards, totaling $3.6 million, which support the ALR mission of finding better treatments and ultimately preventing and curing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus), a debilitating autoimmune disease....

2011-04-01 10:46:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lance® Sandwich Crackers is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to support the organization's efforts to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, in which the body is unable to produce the insulin needed to turn food into energy. People with the disease must test their blood sugar and administer...

2011-03-30 13:02:13

Researchers have shown that the Trypanosoma cruzi agent of Chagas Disease (CD) invades host embryo cells and spreads its mitochondrial DNA (kDNA) minicircles into the host's genome. Dr. Antonio Teixeira and associates at the University of Brasília, Brazil, inoculated virulent typanosomes in fertile chicken eggs and documented the heritability and fixation of the kDNA mutations in the chicks and their progeny. The results, published in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected...

2011-03-23 03:35:24

Results may lead to test to identify women at risk of this pregnancy-related complication Scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both baby and mother. Lead investigator Jane Salmon, M.D., a rheumatologist and senior scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and colleagues uncovered genetic mutations in women with the autoimmune diseases...

2011-03-22 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) examining the economic impact of autoimmune disease (AD) on Americans, their families and the United States was released today at a congressional briefing as part of AARDA's 2011 National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month activities. "The Cost Burden of Autoimmune Disease: The Latest Front in the War on Healthcare Spending," presents an assessment of current...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'