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2009-10-01 06:00:00

Two-thirds of women with psoriasis say the disease negatively affects their overall emotional well-being PORTLAND, Ore., Oct.

2009-08-12 14:42:14

People with psoriasis may also be at risk for developing other serious medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes and obesity, U.S. researchers say.

2009-06-14 13:08:36

Australian and New Zealand researchers have accelerated research into Multiple Sclerosis by discovering two new locations of genes which will help to unravel the causes of MS and other autoimmune disease.

2009-06-11 07:54:07

Older mice are more susceptible to proteoglycan-induced arthritis (PGIA). Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Immunity & Ageing have shown, for the first time, that young mice are completely resistant, but become fully susceptible to the disease with age.

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2009-06-10 13:45:00

Over 100,000 people suffer from multiple sclerosis in Germany alone. Despite intensive research, the factors that trigger the disease and influence its progress remain unclear.

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.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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