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2013-05-07 23:03:48

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2013 (#WAAD13) is a ground-breaking, annual 47-hour Virtual Convention that will unite 36 nonprofits and dozens of advocates and experts from around the world in order to provide educational and awareness information to patients, their supporters, and the general public. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 This year may only be the second annual WAAD Virtual Convention, but the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (501c3 Nonprofit Hosts of #WAAD13) estimates over...

2013-05-07 11:05:38

Some of the earliest results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in The Young (TEDDY) study - a major Europe-USA consortium exploring the causes of type 1 diabetes in children — has found no evidence for viral infection as a cause of the rapid-onset form of the condition. The research appears in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and is by Professor Anette-Gabriele Ziegler of the German Research Centre for Environmental...

2013-05-01 12:34:12

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital advances understanding of how T cells craft an appropriate immune response; setting the stage for new strategies to intervene if the system goes awry A properly functioning immune system is a lesson in balance, providing protection against disease without attacking healthy tissue. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists and published recently in Nature Immunology has identified a mechanism that helps T cells find that sweet spot...

2013-04-29 15:34:05

The tiny thymus teaches the immune system to ignore the teeming, foreign bacteria in the gut that helps you digest and absorb food, researchers say. When immune cells recognize essential gut bacteria as foreign, inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease can be the painful, debilitating result. In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers show that the regulatory T cells, or Tregs, that keep this from happening in most of us come from the tiny...


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