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2013-01-25 09:37:24

U-M findings reveal how certain genes activate cells that cause rheumatoid arthritis in mice; discovery may extend to other autoimmune diseases University of Michigan research sheds new light on why certain people are more likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis — paving the way to explore new treatments for both arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. The new UMHS research in mice identifies how a specific group of genes works behind the scenes to activate the bone-destroying...

2013-01-23 12:06:07

Melbourne researchers have discovered that the death of immune system cells is an important safeguard against the development of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, which occur when the immune system attacks the body's own tissues. The finding suggests that these so-called autoimmune diseases could be treated with existing medications that force long-lived immune system cells to die. In the development of the immune system, some cells are produced that have...

2013-01-21 10:26:23

Johns Hopkins scientists identify epigenetic changes that referee genetic risk In one of the first genome-wide studies to hunt for both genes and their regulatory "tags" in patients suffering from a common disease, researchers have found a clear role for the tags in mediating genetic risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an immune disorder that afflicts an estimated 1.5 million American adults. By teasing apart the tagging events that result from RA from those that help cause it, the...

2013-01-02 05:04:34

A recently added market report by Transparency Market Research on “Autoimmune Treatment Market - Global Market Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" is now available for pre order. To Browse the report visit: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/autoimmune-treatment-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Autoimmune diseases occur because of the body´s hyperactive immune response in relation to the tissues and substances normally...


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