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2014-04-11 12:54:50

Too much of a protein called c-FLIPR can trigger autoimmune diseases Apoptosis is used by cells that are changed by disease or are simply not needed any longer to eliminate themselves before they become a hazard to the body—on a cellular level, death is part of life. Disruption of this process can lead to cancer or immunodeficiencies, but also to autoimmune diseases, in which cells attack their own body. HZI scientist Prof Ingo Schmitz and his team investigate the regulation of...

2014-04-10 23:30:57

The Children's Medical Safety Research Institute is proud to announce Claire Dwoskin of the Dwoskin Family Foundation was awarded for her philanthropic efforts in Nice, France, at the 2014 Autoimmunity Congress. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Claire Dwoskin, founder of the Children Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI), was presented with one of three awards that recognize people who contribute in a significant way to the field of Autoimmunity. During the 2014 Autoimmunity...

2014-04-10 12:27:11

America's largest lupus walk program takes place at South Street Seaport on Saturday, May 3 NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America will host its 2014 annual Walk To End Lupus Now(TM)( )event in New York City on Saturday, May 3 at the South Street Seaport. The largest lupus walk program in the country, Walk to End Lupus Now events are held in more than 60 cities, bringing together community members--lupus patients, friends, families,...

2014-04-01 13:02:44

Antibiotics being explored for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy have the potential to trigger autoimmune disease The code for every gene includes a message at the end of it that signals the translation machinery to stop. Some diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, can result from mutations that insert this stop signal into the middle of an essential gene, causing the resulting protein to be truncated. Some antibiotics cause the cell's...

2014-03-31 16:27:04

Health Insurance Claim Data Suggests Value of Screening BOSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston Children's Hospital based on health insurance claim data. The study, published online March 31, 2014 in JAMA Neurology, is the largest to date to look at the association between autoimmune disease and epilepsy without a recognized...

2014-03-28 09:26:17

A combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors is believed to cause autoimmune (type 1) diabetes. A study published on March 27th in PLOS Pathogens gets at the mechanisms by which rotavirus infection contributes to autoimmune diabetes in a mouse model of the disease. NOD (for non-obese diabetic) mice are prone to develop diabetes, and infection with rotavirus accelerates onset of the disease. Barbara Coulson and colleagues, from The University of Melbourne, Australia,...

2014-03-25 08:28:54

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (TASE:CFBI), (NYSE MKT:CANF), a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory and cancer diseases, announced today that it has been invited to present at the upcoming 9(th) International Congress of Autoimmunity. The conference will be held on March 26-30, 2014 at Nice Acropolis Convention Center in Nice, France. On Friday March 28(th), 16:30, Can-Fite...

2014-03-24 23:03:27

The Autoimmunity Bible And Norton Protocol created by Julia Liu is a newly updated system that teaches people how to treat autoimmune disorders at home. A complete review on the site Vkool.com points out whether or not this program is safe for people to use. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 The Autoimmunity Bible And Norton Protocol is the latest e-guide developed by Julia Liu, who promises to help autoimmune diseases treat their condition effectively without using any kind of harmful...

2014-03-20 12:32:58

LFA-REAL(TM) System is first of its kind tool to bring patients deeply into the development process WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America announced today that it is funding and leading the development of a first-of-its-kind tool to monitor lupus disease activity called the LFA-REAL((TM))(Rapid Evaluation of Activity in Lupus) System. LFA-REAL will address major challenges in lupus treatment and disease management, and has the potential...

2014-03-17 12:27:32

--Novel Biologic Targets Innovative New Mechanism in Lupus-- SEATTLE, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolve Therapeutics, LLC announced today the initiation of clinical studies with its lead compound RSLV-132. Resolve administered the first doses to humans of RSLV-132 its first-in-class targeted nuclease therapy designed to decrease the burden of circulating RNA-containing immune complexes in SLE patients. Ongoing studies are designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability,...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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