The Fantastic Autoimmune Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hairy, scary, funny looking or pretty cool. The beasts in the Harry Potter universe are quite the diverse bunch with unique abilities and qualities. Just like new digital health tech targeted to fight autoimmune diseases or for the main part: their symptoms. Source: Warner Bros. Framestore The common ground for completely different illnesses like type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis is an immune system disfunction. Immune cells and mechanisms target the body’s own cells and structures, deconstructing it bit by bit and inducing inflammation. An estimated 24-50 million people in the US alone are living with autoimmune conditions. This already affects their day-to-day life, but scientists suggest people living with chronic conditions could be more susceptible to pathogens like the Corona virus (COVID-19). Reducing symptoms and helping the body to overcome the chronic inflammation is the key to a healthier, safer life. Source: villa-medica.com Old symptoms, new tech There are approximately a hundred different illnesses in this category and since all their underlying biological and molecular mechanisms are quite different, it’s hard to pinpoint only one technology to solve all issues. These different causes and mechanisms result in quite a broad spectrum of symptoms. There are a few that are present in many of the 100 diseases. We focused on digital health technologies to tackle these. ...
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