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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...

2013-08-19 13:10:09

In animal studies, CHOP researchers advance new approach to anti-tumor immunotherapy By carefully adjusting the function of crucial immune cells, scientists may have developed a completely new type of cancer immunotherapy—harnessing the body's immune system to attack tumors. To accomplish this, they had to thread a needle in immune function, shrinking tumors without triggering unwanted autoimmune responses. The new research, performed in animals, is not ready for clinical use in...

2013-08-08 23:17:34

MD Biosciences focuses on rapid and cost effective models of psoriasis involving the IL-23/Th17 axis in order to provide companies alternatives to complex and cost prohibitive xenotransplantation models for screening. With the earlier launch of the IMQ model and now the IL-23 psoriasis model, MD Biosciences offers a range of rapid models for dermal conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. St Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Recent psoriasis research has focused extensively on the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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