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2013-10-28 08:30:22

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exagen Diagnostics, a leading medical diagnostic company focused in rheumatology, today announced the addition of Arthur Weinstein, M.D., MACR, FRCP, as its newest board member and adviser to Exagen's scientific team. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131028/LA05125LOGO) Dr. Weinstein is professor of medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and Associate Chairman, Department of Medicine, and Director, Section of...

2013-10-28 08:30:08

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 196,000 Texans PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation will partner to educate Americans about psoriatic arthritis, a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects roughly 47,500 Greater Houston residents and as many as 196,000 Texans. The two organizations present the first psoriatic-arthritis specific program in...

2013-10-28 08:29:30

Nearly 70 Percent of Patients Receiving SIMPONI ARIA at Two Years Demonstrated ACR 20 Response SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New two-year results of a Phase 3 study sponsored by Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) showed that SIMPONI(®) ARIA(TM) (golimumab) for infusion in combination with methotrexate inhibited radiographic progression in patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at week 24, and continued to inhibit radiographic...

2013-10-28 00:22:31

Hasselt University and INOVA Diagnostics Enter into a Research Collaboration and License Agreement for Novel Diagnostics HASSELT, Belgium and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hasselt University and INOVA Diagnostics are pleased to announce the completion of an exclusive, worldwide license agreement and research collaboration for technology developed at the University. This technology represents an important advance in the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). VIB, the...

Sweet Tooth In Gut Bacteria Helps Keep Us Healthy
2013-10-27 05:07:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It may not be good for your health if you have too much of a “sweet tooth,” but it’s an entirely different story when it comes to some strains of gut bacteria, according to new research appearing in Friday’s edition of the open-access, peer reviewed scientific journal PLoS ONE. Researchers from the Institute of Food Research looked at the interaction between those bacteria, which help us digest the food that we eat and...

2013-10-25 16:23:58

VANCOUVER, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Augurex Life Sciences Corp. announced today the expansion of key data related to its innovative 14-3-3eta biomarkers with scheduled presentations next week at the prestigious American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, October 25-30, 2013. World-leading investigators will present data, including a late-breaking study, describing 14-3-3eta's clinical utility for rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...

2013-10-25 08:24:30

ATLANTA, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company focusing on CNS and immunology treatment and research, is sponsoring multiple data presentations on Cimzia(®) (certolizumab pegol) for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in adults in addition to other oral and poster presentations on investigational data. The data will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) 2013 Annual Scientific...

2013-10-24 16:25:06

Young Black Women Experience Huge Burden in Lupus WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching epidemiology study ever conducted on the disease lupus and published online today by the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism and in print in a 2014 issue of the journal. New data from two registries, part of the National Lupus Patient Registry (NLPR), also...

2013-10-24 10:16:46

A drug currently on the market to treat leukemia reversed symptoms of colitis in lab tests, according to recently published findings by medical researchers with the University of Alberta. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researcher Shairaz Baksh published his team's discovery in the peer-reviewed journal, PLOS ONE. His team discovered that a tumour-suppressor gene can also play an important role in the development of colitis. When this gene quits working or is missing, the...

2013-10-23 08:27:22

Compared with 2012, in Certain Ulcerative Colitis Disease Severities, Remicade Usage Has Decreased Significantly, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that although the patient share for Janssen's Simponi is low, gastroenterologists report a significant increase in use amongst their...