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2011-08-04 21:42:01

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a type of cell that may contribute to autoimmune disease. The findings also suggest why diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis strike women more frequently than men. The cells, a subset of immune-system B cells, make autoantibodies, which bind to and attack the body's own tissue. The researchers report in the August 4, 2011, issue of the journal Blood, that they found higher levels of these cells in elderly...

2011-04-25 14:18:56

Findings could lead to better diagnostics and more personalized treatment Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that human proteins with an affinity for Dermatan Sulfate (DS) have the propensity to become autoantigens. In a companion article, the researchers also found that DS physically interacts with dead cells and that the resulting DS"“autoantigen complexes drive autoreactive B-1a cell responses and autoantibody production both in-vitro and in...

2010-01-13 17:33:00

NEW YORK, Jan, 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery today announced that Mary K. Crow, M.D. has been appointed Physician-In-Chief and Chair of the Division of Rheumatology. This appointment is effective as of April 1. Dr. Crow, who is an internationally recognized research scientist and a leader in the field of rheumatology and autoimmunity research and clinical practice, will bring her expertise to her new role at Special Surgery. (Photo:...

2009-09-01 04:44:00

WILMINGTON, Delaware, September 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Autoimmune Treatment Market (2009-2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the global autoimmune treatment market is expected to be worth US$68.81 billion by 2014, with an estimated CAGR of 12.7% from 2009 to 2014. The North American market is expected to account for nearly 42% of the total revenues. Browse 100+ market data tables and in-depth TOC on...

2009-03-25 08:20:50

Current research describes a new method to track the development of autoimmune diseases before the onset of symptoms. The related report by Zangani et al, "Tracking early autoimmune disease by bioluminescent imaging of NF-ÃŽºB activation reveals pathology in multiple organ systems," appears in the April 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes are caused when the immune system...

2007-04-28 06:00:12

By Babin, Lynn A Dermatology Nursing Essentials: A Core Curriculum (2nd edition) was written to provde the reader with core knowledge about the specialty of dermatology nursing. Key points from the text are highlighted to test and review your dermatology nursing knowledge. These quick hits of information are no substitute for the indepth analysis provided in the Core Curriculum, but are designed to whet your appetite for the comprehensive content that the Core delivers. References for the...


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