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2012-03-20 02:24:49

Actress Kellie Martin Invites People to "Link Together" and "Walk for a Cure" DETROIT, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 50 million Americans who suffer from autoimmune disease now have the opportunity to get involved and find a cure through the first-ever national "Autoimmune Walk: Linking Together for a Cure" campaign sponsored by the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120320/DC72845) Actress Kellie...

2012-01-26 11:35:41

A new study uses a mouse model of a human autoimmune disease to reveal how abnormal regulation of the intracellular sensors that detect invading viruses can lead to autoimmune pathology. The research, published online on January 26th in the journal Immunity by Cell Press, provides key insight into mechanisms that underlie the development of autoimmune disease and may lead to more effective strategies for therapeutic intervention. There are multiple intracellular sensors that detect viral...

2012-01-25 15:03:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To assist the millions of Americans living with psoriasis, the most common autoimmune disease in the country, the National Psoriasis Foundation published the most recent guidelines in the United States for the management of plaque psoriasis--the most prevalent form of the disease, affecting roughly 80 percent of people with psoriasis. The consensus guidelines from the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board, adapted from...

2012-01-25 12:21:04

2-year study tracked results for 190,000 girls and women Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine that is now recommended for male and female adolescents and young adults, does not trigger autoimmune conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes or multiple sclerosis after vaccination in young women, according to a new study in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Kaiser Permanente researchers used electronic health records to conduct an observational safety study of...

2012-01-05 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtaxsys, Inc. a privately held biotechnology company, announced today that it has acquired CTX-4430 (formerly EP-501), a clinical stage drug candidate that inhibits the pro-inflammatory enzyme Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase (LTA4H), from Estrellita Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In preclinical studies, CTX-4430 has demonstrated the ability to safely and effectively reduce the progression of chronic inflammation in several animal models. LTA4H is a...

2011-12-26 07:23:28

A team of Weizmann Institute scientists has turned the tables on an autoimmune disease. In such diseases, including Crohn's and rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's tissues. But the scientists managed to trick the immune systems of mice into targeting one of the body's players in autoimmune processes, an enzyme known as MMP9. The results of their research appear today in Nature Medicine. Prof. Irit Sagi of the Biological Regulation Department and her...

2011-11-28 15:08:44

The immune system possesses a type of cell that can be activated by tissues within the body to remind the immune system not to attack our own molecules, cells and organs, UCSF researchers have discovered. The discovery is likely to lead to new strategies for fighting a range of autoimmune diseases — in which the immune system attacks and harms specific molecules and cells within us — as well as for preventing transplant rejection, according to UCSF researchers who report their...

2011-11-11 18:22:35

Researchers exploring why some women who take a common breast cancer drug develop serious joint pain have eliminated two possible causes: inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. Because of these findings, researchers say women should be encouraged to continue taking the medication to gain its full benefit. The study is published online Nov. 11 in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Preliminary findings were presented in 2010 at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the...

2011-10-10 09:01:14

Researchers find pathway to potentially block disease-inducing inflammation Researchers have discovered a cellular pathway that promotes inflammation in diseases like asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and multiple sclerosis. Understanding the details of this pathway may provide opportunities for tailored treatments of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Discovery of this pathway was the work of an active collaboration between Xiaoxia Li, Ph.D., and...

2011-10-03 14:58:14

UCI study shows promise of metabolic therapy for autoimmune diseases UCI´s Dr. Michael Demetriou, Ani Grigorian and others found that oral N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), which is similar to but more effective than the widely available glucosamine, inhibited the growth and function of abnormal T-cells that in MS incorrectly direct the immune system to attack and break down central nervous system tissue that insulates nerves. Study results appear online in The Journal of Biological...