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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...

2014-06-24 08:30:29

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Autoimmune diseases are one of the top 10 leading causes of death in female children and women in all age groups up to 64 years. The NIH estimates up to 24 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and the number is rising. In 2006, while paralyzed for 72 days in the hospital and told he may never walk again, the doctor became the patient. Only able to blink his eyes and move his fingers, a devastating autoimmune disorder left Dr....

Genetic Mapping Of Pig Whipworm May Lead To New Treatments For Autoimmune Disease
2014-06-20 11:20:38

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an international team of researchers, a parasitic worm found in pigs could modify the human immune system to aid in the treatment of autoimmune diseases including inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis. The team consisted of 11 institutions from six different countries that presented the whole-genome sequence of the worm and published the study online in Nature Genetics. The human form of the whipworm infects...

2014-06-19 04:21:28

DIEPENBEEK, Belgium, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Initiates Preclinical Development of Peptide Therapy Apitope, the drug discovery and development company focused on disease-modifying treatments for patients with autoimmune and allergic diseases, announced today that it has started preclinical development of its novel peptide therapy ATX-GD-459 for the treatment of Graves' disease. Apitope, through its innovative discovery platform, has selected three peptides...

2014-06-17 23:07:06

There is no correlation between the consumption of a cow’s milk-based formula or hydrolyzed protein formula and the development of diabetes-associated autoantibodies in children younger than seven, according to a worldwide research study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 There is no correlation between the consumption of a cow’s milk-based formula or hydrolyzed protein formula and the development of...

2014-06-16 13:03:46

University of Melbourne New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism could be on the horizon, after a global University of Melbourne-lead study successfully mapped the genes of a parasitic worm in pigs New treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism could be on the horizon, after a global University of Melbourne – lead study successfully mapped the genes of a...

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2014-06-16 04:53:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of University of Cincinnati researchers has reportedly discovered a way to reverse new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models, and their efforts could eventually be used to help humans coping with the disease. Lead researcher Dr. William Ridgway, director of the university’s division of immunology, allergy and rheumatology, and his colleagues used an agonistic monoclonal antibody known as UT18 to boost the activity of a...

2014-06-11 12:25:52

Raises Thousands to Fund Research and Support for Lupus Community NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Young Leaders of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation celebrated the 10(th) anniversary of their highly successful "Night for the Fight" fundraiser. Diagnosed with lupus this past year, Bravo TV's reality TV star Ashlee White was among over 200 guests. HBO Def poet/singer/lupus activist Shanelle Gabrielle served as Master of Ceremonies for the evening. The event featured music by DJ...

2014-06-10 12:32:19

NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) launched the LRI Industry Council, a collaborative initiative founded with 13 leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies involved in lupus drug development. The LRI formed the new group to facilitate active collaboration among companies, research leaders, and patient advocates to overcome common obstacles in developing new treatments for lupus. The need for safer and more effective treatments is...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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