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2014-07-15 00:20:40

SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- aTyr Pharma, an innovative rare disease therapeutics enterprise announced today, the scientific publication of a splice variant of a tRNA synthetase in association with a rare muscle disease. This article, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, demonstrated novel findings relative to Physiocrine proteins, that include extracellular functions derived from the tRNA synthetase gene family. These data further highlight the potential...

2014-07-14 12:23:03

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center New research in Nature Genetics identifies a novel genetic and molecular pathway in the esophagus that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential new therapeutic strategies for an enigmatic and hard-to-treat food allergy. EoE is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the esophagus. The condition is triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and an over-accumulation in the esophagus of white blood cells called...

The doctor takes from the child blood.
2014-07-14 05:29:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed an inexpensive and portable new device that uses nanotechnology to diagnose type-1 diabetes – a breakthrough they claim could improve patient care worldwide and help medical experts better understand the condition. The inventors, who detailed their work Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine, explain that the purpose of their new handheld microchip is to...

2014-07-11 10:08:10

University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences A number of studies suggest that children delivered by Caesarean section have a different intestinal flora than children delivered by natural birth. But it is still unknown why this is the case and what it means for the immune system. Researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences therefore decided to scrutinize the impact of birth on the development of the immune system in a study of newborn mouse pups....

2014-07-08 12:28:28

Strengthens Collaboration between the Nation's Lupus Research Organizations NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) today announced that Team Life Without Lupus(®) is joining the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) fundraising program Walk with Us to Cure Lupus in New York City to help raise funds for lupus research. To that end, 100% of all funds raised by LRI's Team Life Without Lupus will go towards lupus research. The LRI and ALR are...

2014-07-07 23:05:55

The Autoimmunity Bible & Norton Protocol is a new product created by Julia Liu and is a system designed for people suffering from and wanting to cure for good their autoimmune disorders. A complete review on the site Vinamy.com points out whether or not this program is effective. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 One of the last remaining mysteries know to modern medicine is the presence of the autoimmune disease, a blanket term applied for specific ailments which are caused by a...

early celiac sign
2014-07-04 03:30:55

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH-funded study finds higher celiac risk in Sweden than US, elsewhere More than one quarter of children with two copies of a high-risk variant in a specific group of genes develop an early sign of celiac disease called celiac disease autoimmunity (CDA) by age 5. The findings are from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in Youth consortium, or TEDDY. The National Institutes of Health-funded study, published July...

2014-07-03 08:23:49

MUMBAI,India, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - GBR 830 is an antagonistic monoclonal antibody with first in class potential for the treatment of autoimmune diseases targeting OX40, a co-stimulatory receptor on T cells - The antibody has successfully completed the Phase I enabling preclinical development program and a Phase I clinical trial application has been filed with The Netherlands authorities -...

2014-06-26 08:28:32

NPF Psoriatic Arthritis Project to improve diagnosis, care and treatment for millions PORTLAND, Ore., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans with psoriatic arthritis--a serious disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons, and can result in joint damage if left untreated--struggle to get the health care and treatments they need to manage their condition. National Psoriasis Foundation plans to change that by launching the largest...

2014-06-25 16:26:20

CHICAGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce Richardson, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Michigan, was honored Wednesday as the second recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize, the award for use in innovative research on lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. Dr. Richardson received the Prize during a formal ceremony at FOCIS 2014, the 14(th) Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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