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2011-11-30 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on immunology treatments and research, today announced the 30 recipients of the 2011 UCB Rheumatoid Arthritis Family Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes outstanding individuals from across the country who are pursuing higher education as part of their efforts to live beyond the limitations of rheumatoid arthritis. "UCB is dedicated to go beyond making a difference in the lives of...

2011-11-28 22:50:14

In a nationwide study based on data from the in-patient register, researchers have studied the risk of a blood clot on the lung for patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes. The study showed that 31 of the 33 autoimmune diseases studied were associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism — a blood clot on the lung. Autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the body, are fairly common. Thyroid...

2011-11-22 15:05:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) announced today that executive management will present at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference to be held on November 29-30, 2011 in New York. Don M. Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present an overview of the Company in an "unplugged" fireside chat and Q&A session on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. ET. A live audio only webcast and...

2011-11-22 15:05:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today issued the following statement: Amgen today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,063,182 related to Enbrel(®) (etanercept). This patent is owned by Hoffman-La Roche Inc. ("Roche") and exclusively licensed to Amgen. Immunex Corporation (acquired by Amgen in 2002) originally licensed this patent application from Roche in 1999, and in 2004, Amgen paid Roche a one-time payment...

2011-11-22 07:30:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The efficacy on intravenous infusion of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells was studied by researchers from five different countries--South Korea, United States, Japan, China, and Germany. These findings were reported in the Journal of Translational Medicine, titled: "Stem cell treatment for patients with autoimmune disease by systemic infusion of culture-expanded autologous adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells." Dr. Jeong...

2011-11-21 23:26:58

Among patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, treatment options that are most compatible with their personal and professional life appear to be most important, and treatment location appears more important than probability and magnitude of treatment outcome, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "As a chronic debilitating inflammatory disease of the skin and joints, psoriasis can cause considerable physical...

2011-11-11 18:22:35

Researchers exploring why some women who take a common breast cancer drug develop serious joint pain have eliminated two possible causes: inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. Because of these findings, researchers say women should be encouraged to continue taking the medication to gain its full benefit. The study is published online Nov. 11 in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Preliminary findings were presented in 2010 at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the...

2011-11-11 10:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica today announced that Musculoskeletal Network (www.musculoskeletalnetwork.com), an online resource for unique and efficient updates on management of musculoskeletal disorders, unveiled a summary of the key rheumatologic research findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting this November in Chicago, Illinois. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111111/SF05117LOGO) The ACR...

2011-11-09 08:30:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation wants to get people moving together this holiday season with the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, a fun and festive 5K that supports the 50 million Americans living with arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53156-jingle-bell-run-walk-for-arthritis (Photo:...

2011-11-09 07:11:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Promising research may offer hope for women with lupus who once believed that pregnancy was too risky. According to this study, most women with stable lupus can have successful pregnancies. "There was a misconception, based on outdated experience, that women with lupus should not try to have children," Jane Salmon, M.D., the study's senior author and Collette Kean Research Chair at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, was quoted as saying. "Now that our...