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2014-06-16 04:53:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of University of Cincinnati researchers has reportedly discovered a way to reverse new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models, and their efforts could eventually be used to help humans coping with the disease. Lead researcher Dr. William Ridgway, director of the university’s division of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, and his colleagues used an agonistic monoclonal antibody known as UT18 to boost the activity of a...

2014-06-11 12:25:52

Raises Thousands to Fund Research and Support for Lupus Community NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Young Leaders of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation celebrated the 10(th) anniversary of their highly successful "Night for the Fight" fundraiser. Diagnosed with lupus this past year, Bravo TV's reality TV star Ashlee White was among over 200 guests. HBO Def poet/singer/lupus activist Shanelle Gabrielle served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The event featured music by DJ...

2014-06-10 12:32:19

NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) launched the LRI Industry Council, a collaborative initiative founded with 13 leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies involved in lupus drug development. The LRI formed the new group to facilitate active collaboration among companies, research leaders, and patient advocates to overcome common obstacles in developing new treatments for lupus. The need for safer and more effective treatments is...

2014-06-09 12:30:42

CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce Richardson, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Michigan, has been selected as the second recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize. The award provides $200,000 for use in innovative research on lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. The Prize is a collaborative initiative among the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), and the...

2014-06-09 08:30:13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exagen Diagnostics, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic company focused in rheumatology, today announced the addition of the Avise SLE Prognostic panel to its testing services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131028/LA05125LOGO Designed to supplement the Avise SLE+ Connective Tissue diagnostic, Avise SLE Prognostic is a comprehensive prognostic panel that helps physicians assess potential risk for lupus nephritis, neuropsychiatric...

2014-06-03 12:36:41

ImaginAb Expands Portfolio for Immunotherapeutic Drug Development LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImaginAb, Inc. and the Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have executed a technology licensing agreement relating to novel immune cell-targeting agents for imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET). Inflammation and immune response play a fundamental role in a wide variety of diseases including cancer and autoimmune diseases. Under the agreement,...

2014-06-03 08:32:05

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today the initiation of dosing in an investigational Phase 1b clinical trial of APD334, a novel, oral drug candidate that targets the sphingosine 1-phosphate subtype 1 (S1P(1)) receptor, to evaluate the compound for the treatment of a number of autoimmune diseases. This randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled Phase 1b trial will evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics...

2014-05-29 16:26:50

Snap a "Selfie" and Become a Part of Our Next Awareness Campaign DANVERS, Mass., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Too many people in the United States know nothing about scleroderma, a mysterious and frequently disabling condition, which affects an estimated 300,000 people, so this June the Scleroderma Foundation wants to increase awareness of the disease that can strip away a person's independence and quality of life. Scleroderma strikes women 4-to-1 over men, with the onset...

2014-05-29 16:26:10

VANCOUVER, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Augurex Life Sciences Corp. announces a ground-breaking body of new data that will publish during the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress of Rheumatology taking place June 11-14 in Paris. Investigators will present the studies listed in the schedule below, which to date along with other publications, represent over 2000 patients evaluated with the 14-3-3 eta blood test. This follows the very recent publication of a study...

2014-05-27 15:56:29

JGU Evidence presented of the existence of a previously unknown form of lymphocyte that protects against intracellular infection The innate immune system recognizes infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria. A group of lymphocytes known as "innate lymphoid cells" or ILCs plays a central role in the defense of the human body against infective agents. Professor Andreas Diefenbach of the Research Center Immunology at the Mainz University Medical Center, working in collaboration with...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.