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2012-05-01 10:25:38

NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupus Awareness Month starts today and the push is on to be on the look-out for this disease. If you often feel tired and achy, ask your healthcare professional if it could be lupus. And if you're a doctor faced with a patient describing these symptoms, don't dismiss her. Too often, lupus is not considered by either patients or healthcare professionals. That's why the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) asks young women, patients, providers and the general...

2012-05-01 06:27:08

Cycling Across America to Raise Scleroderma Awareness and Research Funds DANVERS, Mass., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-two-year-old Wade Dauberman will do everything he can to raise awareness of scleroderma, a rare disease that took the life of his father two years ago. Wade begins the bike ride of a lifetime on Sunday, May 6. He leaves the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) the day after graduation and embarks on a 4,700-mile solo bike trek across the United...

2012-05-01 02:31:24

SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genalyte, Inc., a life sciences company developing and commercializing innovative next-generation multiplexing technology, today announced that it will launch an Early Access program for its Maverick(TM) Detection System and multiplexed autoimmune assays at two major immunology meetings in May. Genalyte will host booths and present scientific data on the performance of the Maverick platform at Immunology 2012(TM), the 99th Meeting of the American...

2012-04-30 20:08:11

Finding of an amplification defense mechanism may help research on brain infections, tumors & autoimmune attacks — and settle a debate in immunology Like a police officer calling for backup while also keeping a strong hold on a suspected criminal, immune cells in the brain take a two-tier approach to fighting off a threat, new research from the University of Michigan Health System finds. For the first time, the scientists managed to capture that reaction in action, showing how...

2012-04-30 10:25:47

Finding of an amplification defense mechanism may help research on brain infections, tumors & autoimmune attacks - and settle a debate in immunology ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Like a police officer calling for backup while also keeping a strong hold on a suspected criminal, immune cells in the brain take a two-tier approach to fighting off a threat, new research from the University of Michigan Health System finds. For the first time, the scientists...

2012-04-26 23:53:25

Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study in Cell Stem Cell outlines the mechanism behind stem cells' beneficial effects on immune disorders A new study, appearing in Cell Stem Cell and led by researchers at the University of Southern California, outlines the specifics of how autoimmune disorders can be controlled by infusions of mesenchymal stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are highly versatile stem cells that originate from the mesoderm, or middle layer of tissue, in a developing...

2012-04-25 10:24:46

HAYWARD, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune disorders, today announced the completion of dosing in the Company's Phase 2b PEARL-SC study. PEARL-SC (A randomized, double-blind Phase 2b study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of blisibimod administration in subjects with systemic lupus erythematosus) is examining...

2012-04-17 10:23:36

HAYWARD, Calif., April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune disorders, today announced that Paul F. Truex, Anthera's President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide a corporate presentation at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference in New York, NY on Friday, April 20, 2012, at approximately 9:00 am Eastern Time....

2012-04-16 23:01:24

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD) is a free global Online Virtual Convention that invites patients and supporters to attend Virtual Presentations and Chat Sessions, download countless educational information and talk to others globally in real-time who are also affected by Autoimmune Arthritis Diseases. Free Registration. Worldwide (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 On May 20th, 2012, the 1st World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD) will happen online in the form of a Virtual Convention, spotlighting...

2012-04-16 09:57:43

Loyola researchers are reporting surprising findings about a molecule that helps ramp up the immune system in some cases and suppress it in others. The finding eventually could lead to new drugs to regulate the immune system by, for example, revving it up to attack tumor cells or tamping it down to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. The study is published online ahead of print in the Journal of Immunology. Senior author is Makio Iwashima, PhD, an associate professor in the...