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2012-10-15 11:25:26

Reproducing a rare type of B cell in the laboratory and infusing it back into the body may provide an effective treatment for severe autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. The findings, which were demonstrated in mice, highlight the unique properties of a subset of B cells that normally controls immune responses and limits autoimmunity, in which an organism mistakenly attacks its own healthy...

2012-10-09 04:03:50

Ignyta´s vision is to kindle the development and usage of the most accurate molecular diagnostic tests and precisely targeted therapeutics in autoimmune diseases (AID) and to extinguish AID through earlier, more enlightened diagnosis and treatment of patients worldwide. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2012 NexDx, Inc. announced today that it has changed its name to Ignyta, Inc. The name change reflects the San Diego based biotechnology company´s broader commitment to catalyzing...

2012-10-03 14:50:53

Researchers in Argentina report that women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who undergo assisted reproduction technology (ART) infertility treatment are at risk for increased disease activity. Study findings published in Annals of Neurology, a journal of the American Neurological Association and Child Neurology Society, suggest reproductive hormones contribute to regulation of immune responses in autoimmune diseases such as MS. According to a 2006 report from the World Health Organization...

2012-09-14 23:03:42

The two internationally renowned physician-scientists will help guide NexDx's development of molecular diagnostics in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 NexDx, Inc. (http://www.nexdx.com), a science driven molecular diagnostics company providing next generation products and services for personalized medicine in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, announced today the appointment of internationally renowned...

2012-09-10 23:01:05

Xtalks presents a live webinar on September 20, 2012 at 11:00am EDT on Immune Profiling Tools for Drug Discovery and Clinical Monitoring, featuring Yoav Peretz Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Caprion/IMMUNECARTA Services, as our keynote speaker. Register for the webinar at http://xtks.in/xto-512. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 PD-1 is a key immunological checkpoint expressed by activated T cells. PD-1 mediates immunosuppression by modulating the TCR signaling machinery, thus...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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