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2013-09-30 12:53:40

Brings to 110 known risk factors and provides important insight into disease mechanism Scientists of the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium (IMSGC) have identified an additional 48 genetic variants influencing the risk of developing multiple sclerosis. This work nearly doubles the number of known genetic risk factors and thereby provides additional key insights into the biology of this debilitating neurological condition. The genes implicated by the newly identified...

2013-09-23 11:33:51

Melbourne researchers have found that even our immune system is subject to performance enhancement, giving immune cells the boost they need to ensure the best team is selected to fight infections. The discovery could help in developing new treatments for blood diseases such as leukemia and autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks its own tissues, such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. It could also be used to enhance immune response to HIV and other chronic infections. The...

2013-09-10 11:09:13

UCSF experiments halt pancreas destruction in mouse model of diabetes Scientists from UC San Francisco have identified a new way to manipulate the immune system that may keep it from attacking the body’s own molecules in autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The researchers, led by immunologist Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, a professor with the UCSF Diabetes Center, have discovered a distinctive type of immune cell called an eTAC, which...

2013-08-27 23:23:16

This EpiCast report (http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/267627-epicast-report-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-epidemiology-forecast-to-2022.html ) says Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease of multifactorial origin that can affect any organ or organ systems, resulting in a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from dermatological involvement to multi-organ failure with episodes of relapses and remissions. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 The...


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