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2014-05-05 16:27:48

America's largest lupus walk program raises funds for lupus research and education programs in the Tampa area TAMPA, Fla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Tampa residents who are living with the disease lupus, and their families and friends, joined the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now(TM) event, which raised more than $130,000 in donations. Money raised will help fund lupus research and education programs, increase awareness of the devastating...

2014-05-05 08:30:03

- Significant clinical response to Acthar was observed in patients experiencing active disease while on conventional SLE maintenance therapies - ANAHEIM, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that results from the first modern clinical study examining the use of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been published in the journal LUPUS. This independent investigator-initiated...

2014-05-03 16:21:27

NEW YORK, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The South Street Seaport transformed into an ocean of purple as nearly 5,000 walkers came together in New York City to shed light on the cruel mystery of lupus during the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now(TM). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140503/83951 Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and NBC 4 New York, the New York City Walk to End Lupus Now coincided with the start of Lupus Awareness Month (May), the...

2014-05-01 12:32:27

May Lupus Research Awareness Month Campaign Aims to Enlist 1 Million To Work For a World Without Lupus NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize World Lupus Day, May 10, the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) asks supporters to "Take Lupus Research to the Power of 10" and help create a World Without Lupus. The new awareness program harnesses the exponential power of worldwide participation to accelerate scientific discoveries that lead to new treatments and a cure. Throughout May Lupus...

2014-04-29 08:37:38

EDGEWATER, N.J., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DiaVacs today announces that it has entered into a licensing agreement with the University of Pittsburgh for intellectual property pertaining to novel dendritic cell and antisense oligonucleotide microsphere delivery technologies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. DiaVacs plans to apply this innovative technology to the development of a microsphere formulation of an antisense-nucleotide vaccine. According to initial studies...

2014-04-22 23:00:28

“Natural Autoimmune Disease Treatment Options,” a new article on the website Vkool.com uncovers effective techniques on how to cure autoimmune. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 “Natural Autoimmune Disease Treatment Options,” a new article created by Yen Le on the site Vkool.com, helps people know how to get rid of autoimmune disease efficiently. In the first part of this article, people will learn about causes of autoimmune disease such as:     Family...

How Does Our Immune System Change As We Age?
2014-04-22 10:18:04

Gianine M. Figliozzi, NASA Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements. Certain cells of the immune system tend to misbehave with age, leaving the elderly more vulnerable to illness. Because these cells are known to misbehave similarly during spaceflight, researchers are studying the effects of microgravity on immune cells to better understand how our immune systems change as we age. NASA...

2014-04-18 09:59:31

Attack by own immune system may kill neurons in Parkinson's disease The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like type I diabetes, celiac disease, and multiple sclerosis attack the body's cells. The study was published April 16, 2014, in Nature Communications. "This is a new, and likely controversial,...

2014-04-16 23:14:45

In May, over three dozen nonprofits around the world, along with thousands of patients, supporters, practitioners, and researchers, will unite under one ‘virtual roof’ to participate in the largest educational & awareness event in Autoimmune Arthritis history. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 At 6am ET/USA on May 19th, 2014, the online Virtual Convention doors to World Autoimmune Arthritis Day (WAAD14) will open and 1,000’s of attendees from dozens of countries around the...

2014-04-16 23:01:13

Published in Nature, Research Has Major Implications for Arthritis Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 An Arthritis Society-funded study published this week in the internationally-regarded scientific journal Nature has uncovered a method by which Listeria bacteria (L. monocytogenes) spreads from cell to cell in the human body. This finding could lead to new strategies not only in fighting infections, but also in preventing pathogens from triggering dangerous immune responses in...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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