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2013-06-12 23:17:03

Mediaplanet's awareness campaign aims to unite community and improve the search for both answers and a cure. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Autoimmune Awareness campaign hits newsstands- We go to extreme measures to protect ourselves from harm. But what do you do when your body is your own worst enemy? For the 50 million Americans suffering from autoimmune disease this nightmare is a daily reality. Despite autoimmune disease affecting more people than cancer and heart disease combined,...

Breakthrough MS Treatment Shown To Be Safe And Effective
2013-06-06 14:13:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Northwestern Medicine researchers say they have discovered a big breakthrough that could help people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers completed the first phase of a clinical trial for the first treatment to reset the immune system of MS patients. They found that the patients showed the therapy was safe and dramatically reduced their immune systems' reactivity to myelin by 50 to 75 percent. In MS, the...

2013-06-04 12:47:55

When DNA that turns up in the wrong place in mammalian cells, the innate immune system reacts by secreting interferons. The structure and mode of action of the enzyme that mediates this response have now been elucidated. In animal cells, DNA molecules are normally restricted to the cell nucleus and the mitochondria. When DNA appears outside these organelles — in the so-called cytosol - it most probably originates from a bacterial pathogen or a DNA virus. This is why cytosolic DNA...

2013-05-25 23:01:44

New research by scientists at the Vitiligo Research Foundation now shows that established immunomodulator drugs such as Sodium oxodihydroacridinylacetate may be effective in stopping vitiligo, a chronic autoimmune skin disease which affects nearly 100 million people worldwide. New York City, New York (PRWEB) May 25, 2013 Researchers have been increasingly enthusiastic about harnessing the body´s own immune system to fight cancer and other diseases, and new research now shows that...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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