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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,

2009-03-11 14:35:00

Grammy Award-winning singer advocates for research into disease afflicting 7.5 million Americans WASHINGTON, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning artist LeAnn Rimes shared her personal story on Capitol Hill today about growing up with psoriasis, and she encouraged lawmakers to support much-needed research and enact legislation to address this complex, autoimmune disease. "I was first diagnosed with psoriasis at age 2 and throughout my childhood, my condition worsened to...

2009-03-03 01:00:00

LONDON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the autoimmune disease diagnostics markets, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Aesku.Diagnostics with the 2008 European Frost & Sullivan Product Line Strategy Award for its consistent approach towards product development.

2009-01-24 14:30:47

Scientists at UCSF have discovered an abnormality in a patient’s immune system that may lead to safer therapies for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and colitis, as well as potential new ways to treat transplant rejection.

2009-01-15 09:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Peptimmune, Inc.


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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.