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2012-12-04 12:26:03

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, announced today that preclinical results for its compound 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2) were published on line in this week's Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The study was conducted at The Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at Princess Margaret Hospital and was led by Tak...

2012-11-30 16:06:17

Molecule called IKBNS in charge of regulatory immune cell maturation Now, scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) have looked into the origin of Tregs and uncovered a central role played by the protein IkBNS. Armed with this knowledge, the researchers hope to manipulate Tregs in order to either inhibit or activate the immune system. Biochemist Prof. Ingo Schmitz and his team have now published their findings in the scientific journal Immunity. The immune system...

2012-11-28 12:26:59

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 54,000 Bay Area residents SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first-time ever, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation will partner to educate Americans about psoriatic arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects roughly 54,000 Bay Area residents and nearly 300,000 Californians. To emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, the Psoriasis...

2012-11-23 10:52:09

Immune globulin replacement began decades ago as a treatment for patients who could not make their own protective antibodies, but has proven to have much broader benefits than originally expected. With new uses regularly being discovered for this limited and expensive resource, including as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, now is the time to discover exactly how intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) treatments work, and to engineer a protein that can provide similar benefits,...

2012-11-20 12:28:45

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 700 members of New York City's philanthropic, government, business and health care communities joined forces tonight as the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation hosted its Gala 2012 to Turn Lupus Research Upside Down. Held at The American Museum of Natural History, the world's largest gathering for lupus was hosted by Willie Geist, new co-host of NBC's Today Show and MSNBC's Morning Joe. The night raised $2.5 million to turn the tables on lupus...

2012-11-19 12:34:05

NIH-funded scientists develop new treatment to combat autoimmune disease in mouse model In a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed innovative technology to selectively inhibit the part of the immune system responsible for attacking myelin–the insulating material that encases nerve fibers and facilitates electrical communication between brain cells. Autoimmune disorders occur when T-cells–a type of white...

2012-11-19 11:38:02

New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma -New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MS -First MS approach that doesn't suppress immune system -Clinical trial for MS patients shows why nanoparticle is best option -Nanoparticle now being tested in Type 1 diabetes and asthma In a breakthrough for nanotechnology and multiple sclerosis, a biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen...

2012-11-16 15:16:58

Researchers have pieced together new genetic clues to the arthritis puzzle in a study that brings potential treatments closer to reality and could also provide insights into why more women than men succumb to the disabling condition. Rheumatoid arthritis — which affects more than 400,000 people in the UK and about 1% of the world's population — is a complicated disease: lifestyle and environmental factors, such as smoking, diet, pregnancy and infection are thought to play a...

2012-11-14 16:26:03

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - International arthritis investigators this week at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology held in Washington, DC presented data related to the 14-3-3h protein and its auto-antibodies, a promising set of new blood-based markers from Augurex, that alone or in combination with other markers, may aid in the diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), a debilitating and chronic autoimmune disease that affects 1.5% of the...

2012-11-12 20:22:07

Dr. Ellen M. Ginzler Honored With Hess Award; Dr. Diane Leigh Kamen Receives Stevens Prize for Contributions to Lupus Research WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America bestowed its top honors on two leading scientists for their exceptional achievements in lupus research, at its annual awards reception held tonight at the Newseum in Washington. Ellen M. Ginzler, M.D., M.P.H. was awarded the prestigious 2012 Evelyn V. Hess, M.D., M.A.C.P.,...