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Researchers Show B Cells Can Deliver Potentially Therapeutic Bits Of Modified RNA
2013-11-26 06:59:03

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have successfully targeted T lymphocytes – which play a central role in the body's immune response – with another type of white blood cell engineered to synthesize and deliver bits of non-coding RNA or microRNA (miRNA). The achievement in mice studies, published in this week's online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may be the first step...

Decoding An Individual's Immune System
2013-11-21 15:12:21

University of California - Santa Barbara You may be sensitive to gluten, but you're not sure. Perhaps you can't put your finger on a recurring malaise, and your doctor is at a loss to figure it out. A diagnostic method recently developed by UC Santa Barbara professor Patrick Daugherty can reveal — on a molecular level — the factors behind conditions thought to have environmental triggers. By decoding an individual's immune system, this elegant and accurate method can demystify,...

Non-Toxic Therapy For Lupus Successfully Tested On Patients
2013-11-12 09:38:48

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Scientists from Northwestern Medicine have brought new hope to patients with lupus. A new nontoxic therapy that suppresses lupus in blood samples was designed and successfully tested on patients with the autoimmune disease. There is hope this treatment will replace the use of toxic drugs that carry nasty side effects with a vaccine like therapy. This new treatment could keep lupus in remission in the body. Lupus is a...

2013-11-11 10:25:12

Scientists are gaining a new level of understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS) that may lead to new treatments and approaches to controlling the chronic disease, according to new research released today at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. MS is a severe, often crippling, autoimmune disease caused by the body's immune system attacking the nervous system. Today, more than two...

New findings reported in the journal eLife add evidence that the trillions of microbes in the human body play a major role in regulating health.
2013-11-06 19:01:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online New findings reported in the journal eLife add evidence that the trillions of microbes in the human body play a major role in regulating health. Scientists used a sophisticated DNA analysis to compare gut bacteria from fecal samples of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and healthy individuals. The team found that P. copri was more abundant in patients newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis than in healthy individuals or patients...


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