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2009-06-02 08:20:28

Linking genetic material microRNAs with cells that regulate the immune system could one day lead to new therapies for treating cancer, infections and autoimmune diseases, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

2009-05-13 06:30:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL) today announced that James M.

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2009-05-04 07:12:14

Ten years ago, Stanford University School of Medicine scientist Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, and his colleagues made headlines when they identified the culprit behind the sleep disorder narcolepsy.

2009-04-28 10:25:54

Autoimmune diseases have long been regarded as illnesses in which the immune system creates autoantibodies to attack the body itself. But, researchers at the California non-profit Autoimmunity Research Foundation (ARF) explain that the antibodies observed in autoimmune disease actually result from alteration of human genes and gene products by hidden bacteria.

2009-04-27 15:53:04

British researchers say they've discovered parasite infestations might have a good side, acting as a conditioning agent for a natural immune system. Our understanding of mammalian immunology is largely based on rodents reared under highly unnatural pathogen and stress-free conditions, said University of Nottingham Professor Jan Bradley, who led the study.

2009-04-14 07:30:00

Trial to Evaluate Safety of CCL2-LPM for Inflammatory Kidney Disease SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Osprey Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

2009-04-09 09:42:12

Deficiency in vitamin D has been widely regarded as contributing to autoimmune disease, but a review appearing in Autoimmunity Reviews explains that low levels of vitamin D in patients with autoimmune disease may be a result rather than a cause of disease and that supplementing with vitamin D may actually exacerbate autoimmune disease.

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2009-03-28 08:35:00

Genes taken from fireflies and jellyfish are literally shedding light on possible causes of infertility and autoimmune diseases in humans.

2009-03-26 08:20:00

Twenty Percent of Surveyed MCO Pharmacy Directors Say They Will Alter Reimbursement of TNF-alpha Inhibitors for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Pediatric Crohn's Disease, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that 30 percent of surveyed rheumatologists have altered their prescription patterns for juvenile idiopathic...

2009-03-25 08:20:50

Current research describes a new method to track the development of autoimmune diseases before the onset of symptoms. The related report by Zangani et al,


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