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2012-08-25 09:06:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online A Massachusetts-based bio-pharmaceutical company is developing a new treatment for autoimmune diseases from a parasite found in pig feces, Reuters writer Toni Clarke reported on Friday. Coronado Biosciences, based in the town of Burlington, is currently working on a new drug consisting of thousands of microscopic parasite eggs removed from the droppings of the large-snouted, hoofed mammals, Clarke said. The eggs are...

2012-08-21 23:21:50

The research relates to a family of molecules firstly discovered in Melbourne that applied to blood cell development. One of these, granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor or GM-CSF, acts as a messenger between cells acting at a site of inflammation. Professor John Hamilton has posed the question: could blocking GM-CSF action lead to a new treatment for inflammatory diseases? In experimental models of rheumatoid arthritis, Professor Hamilton and Dr Andrew Cook had previously shown...

2012-08-09 12:46:52

Might be potential trigger and/or help sustain inflammation suggest researchers Gum disease is not only four times as common among patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis as it is among their healthy peers, but it also tends to be more severe, indicates a small study published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The researchers base their findings on 91 adults with confirmed rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a comparison group of 93 healthy people, matched for...

2012-07-18 23:38:43

RA patients emphasize pain, physicians stress swollen joints to explain change in disease Researchers from Austria have determined that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and their doctors differ on perception of RA disease activity. The study now available in Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and published by Wiley, reports that RA patients cite joint pain as the reason for their perception of a change in their disease activity....

2012-07-15 23:01:30

Brookfield Hot Tubs Dealer Selling Hot Tubs and Portable Spas Publishes Free Guide to Help Parents and Children Cope with This Painful Disease Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) July 15, 2012 Wolf Pools and Spas, Southeastern Wisconsin´s premier spa and above—ground pool dealer is participating in Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month this July. “This is the perfect time to educate, inform, and share tips and strategies for controlling pain, reducing inflammation and improving the...


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