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Epstein-Barr Virus Protein and Autoimmune Diseases
Epstein-Barr Virus Protein Can 'Switch On' Risk Genes for Autoimmune Diseases (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Compound treats psoriasis, may curb autoimmune diseases, researchers say
A compound from immune cells treats psoriasis in mice and might also be effective in treating multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bioelectronic Medicine: Targeting Inflammatory Disease with Electricity
We presented positive initial results in Crohn’s disease at the 2016 United European Gastroenterology meeting: six of the eight patients had seen a substantial reduction in their disease activity index scores, and three were in remission from the disease. As SetPoint looks ahead, several chronic disease areas are emerging as key bioelectronic medicine therapy targets, and our company is exploring a number of these. One of our preclinical programs explores bioelectronic medicine’s potential role as a treatment for MS.   New Target: Multiple Sclerosis In late 2017, SetPoint presented positive data from a s...
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Anthony Arnold Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Clinical Trials Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation SetPoint Medical Sponsored Content Source Type: news

Scientists identify potential targets for new autoimmune disease treatments
(eLife) Researchers have provided new insight into how a gene associated with autoimmunity contributes to disease in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A switch-variant model integrates the functions of an autoimmune variant of the phosphatase PTPN22
The R620W polymorphism in protein tyrosine phosphatase nonreceptor type 22 (PTPN22) predisposes carriers to several autoimmune diseases. Two papers in Science Immunology and Science Signaling on this human disease–associated variant lead us to propose a new "switch-of-function" model. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Vang, T., Nielsen, J., Burn, G. L. Tags: STKE Focus Source Type: news

Estrogen receptor {alpha} contributes to T cell-mediated autoimmune inflammation by promoting T cell activation and proliferation
It has long been appreciated that most autoimmune disorders are characterized by increased prevalence in females, suggesting a potential role for sex hormones in the etiology of autoimmunity. To study how estrogen receptor α (ERα) contributes to autoimmune diseases, we generated mice in which ERα was deleted specifically in T lymphocytes. We found that ERα deletion in T cells reduced their pathogenic potential in a mouse model of colitis and correlated with transcriptomic changes that affected T cell activation. ERα deletion in T cells contributed to multiple aspects of T cell function, includ...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mohammad, I., Starskaia, I., Nagy, T., Guo, J., Yatkin, E., Väänänen, K., Watford, W. T., Chen, Z. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Contracting mono as a child raises autoimmune disease risks later on
The mono virus binds to susceptible DNA in certain people to reprogram their immune system cells and raise their risks for seven diseases, a Cincinnati Children's Hospital study revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contracting mono as a child raises autoimmune disease risks later in life
The mono virus binds to susceptible DNA in certain people to reprogram their immune system cells and raise their risks for seven diseases, a Cincinnati Children's Hospital study revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epstein-Barr virus protein can “switch on” risk genes for autoimmune diseases
EBV may trigger some cases of lupus, say NIH-supported researchers. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 16, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Apitope Announces Positive Results with Novel Treatment for Graves' Disease
Phase I data show early efficacy in the majority of patients and a very favourable safety profile HASSELT, Belgium and CHEPSTOW, Wales, April 16, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Apitope, a clinical stage biotech company developing pot... Biopharmaceuticals Apitope, Graves' Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cool Digs: For a business that involves needles, Mend Acupuncture has a calming decor
Woven fabrics, soft lighting, calming colors and plenty of greenery make up the offices of Mend Acupuncture. The clinic opened in the Remington Row mixed-use development opened in 2016. A second location in Lutherville opened last year. Acupuncture is often used to manage health difficulties such as digestive problems, anxiety and depression, autoimmune disease and discomforts such as headaches and bac k pain. Many women also use acupuncture treatments for help with fertility and premenstrual syndrome.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carley Milligan Source Type: news

Epstein-Barr virus protein can 'switch on' risk genes for autoimmune diseases
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis, has been associated with subsequent development of systemic lupus erythematosus and other chronic autoimmune illnesses, but the mechanisms behind this association were unclear. Now, a novel computational method shows that a viral protein found in EBV-infected human cells may activate genes associated with increased risk for autoimmunity. Scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases report their findings today in Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert!...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy in Patients With Autoimmune Disease
In this article, we detail the experience with immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with autoimmune disease. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Daniel Y. Wang, MD Douglas B. Johnson, MD, MSCI Kathryn E. Beckermann, MD, PhD Tags: Immuno Oncology Oncology Journal Source Type: news

You Asked: What Is Inflammation, And Why Should I Care About It?
Your body can heal itself, which is pretty miraculous when you sit back and think about it. If you suffer a cut or infection—or if a disease, allergen or virus finds its way into you—your immune system reacts by sending specialized white blood cells to the affected area. These white blood cells can repair damage, stop the spread of infection or illness and in some cases eradicate the intruder. This whole response is called inflammation. “Inflammation is an activation of cells and cell-derived components that have the job of fighting invasions, and in some cases just sponging up or clearing out damaged cel...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine Source Type: news

At Women ’s Health Research at Yale, small steps lead to big results
With a seed grant form WHRY, Yale researchers led by Dr. Martin Kriegel demonstrated that an otherwise beneficial gut bacterium can trigger autoimmune disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Measuring autoimmunity in America
NIEHS clinical researcher Fred Miller discussed the increase in autoimmune diseases in the U.S., and the research to better understand why. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Inflammation is our body’s healthy response to fighting disease. But when it gets out of hand, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat are thought to contribute to inflammation, which is why some people who have inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders try out low-sugar diets. On the flip side, there are also foods to pile onto your plate that m...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

'Molecular scissors' could be key to cutting off diseases including HIV infection
(Ohio State University) One way to fight diseases including HIV infection and autoimmune disorders could involve changing how a naturally occurring enzyme called SAMHD1 works to influence the immune system, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find ways to impede progress of neurodegenerative diseases
(Kazan Federal University) As the paper posits, there is currently no doubt that hyperpolarization of mitochondria and concomitant oxidative stress are associated with the development of serious pathologies, such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune syndromes, some cancers, and other conditions. Hyperpolarized mitochondria have an elevated transmembrane potential because of the excess of H+ ions in the intermembrane space in comparison with the matrix (pH 8). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes, Other Autoimmune Diseases Linked Adult-Onset Type 1 Diabetes, Other Autoimmune Diseases Linked
The risk of developing additional autoimmune conditions rises with age of type 1 diabetes onset.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Woman with heart-shaped vitiligo patch on her face goes makeup-free
Denise Chamberlain, 42, from Anderson, Indiana was ten when a white spot appeared on her finger after the suspected autoimmune disease caused that area of her skin to lose pigment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut microbe drives autoimmunity
A study found that a certain gut microbe can trigger autoimmune disease in mice that are prone to such disease and identified the same microbe in people with autoimmune diseases. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tildra approval to give sentimental push to Sun Pharma
​​The drug which will be sold under the brand name Ilumya is expected to treat adults for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, an autoimmune disease. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wide range of drugs affect growth of gut microbes, study says
It ’s not just antibiotics that affect our microbes – a quarter of drugs designed to act on human cells do so tooA wide range of drugs from cancer therapies to antipsychotics affect the growth of microbes that are found in our gut, researchers say, highlighting that it is not only antibiotics that can have an impact on our internal flora.These microbes, whose genes taken together are known as the gut microbiome, play an important role in our health, including for our immune system and our digestion, and have been linked to a host of diseases such as autoimmune conditions, obesity and mood disorders.Continue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Microbiology Science Drugs Drug resistance Health Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA approves CSL Behring rare disease treatment
The Food and Drug Administration granted marketing clearance Friday for Hizentra, a treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy developed by CSL Behring. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the peripheral nerves and may cause permanent nerve damage. The condition, which afflicts an estimated 40,000 people in the United States, can cause nerve numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, fa tigue and other symptoms. An… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

NIH, industry and non-profits join forces to speed validation of disease targets: Goal is to develop new treatments earlier, beginning with Alzheimer ’s, type 2 diabetes, and autoimmune disorders
(Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Small Molecules Hold Promise to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes
Small molecules show potential in treating autoimmune disease and type 1 diabetes. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - March 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Unraveling how mesenchymal stem cells from gum tissue accelerate wound healing
(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania set out to determine whether and how gum-derived stem cells play a role in accelerated wound healing. Their results, indicating that these cells secrete tiny vesicles packed with signaling proteins, point the way forward for therapeutic strategies that aim to harness the prowess of stem cells to treat delayed wound healing as well as other conditions that involve an overactive inflammatory response, such as autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People desperate for relief from autoimmune and bowel diseases are trying DIY fecal transplants – with disastrous results
(Natural News) Various health trends come and go depending on how effective they are, but here’s one for the books: experts are warning people against DIY fecal transplants, which can reportedly address autoimmune and bowel diseases. This dangerous trend can increase an individual’s risk of hepatitis and HIV along with various conditions like multiple sclerosis, obesity, Parkinson’s, and even sleep... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

p38{alpha} signaling in Langerhans cells promotes the development of IL-17-producing T cells and psoriasiform skin inflammation
Dendritic cells (DCs) contribute to psoriasis pathogenesis. In a mouse model of imiquimod-induced psoriasiform skin inflammation, we found that p38α activity in Langerhans cells (LCs), a skin-resident subset of DCs, promoted the generation of T cells that produce IL-17, a proinflammatory cytokine that is implicated in autoimmune disease. Deletion of p38α in LCs, but not in other skin or circulating DC subsets or T cells, decreased T cell–mediated psoriasiform skin inflammation in mice. The activity of p38α in LCs specifically promoted IL-17 production from and CD4+ T cells by increasing the abundanc...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - March 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zheng, T., Zhao, W., Li, H., Xiao, S., Hu, R., Han, M., Liu, H., Liu, Y., Otsu, K., Liu, X., Huang, G. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could targeting gut bacteria prevent autoimmunity?
A gut bacterium called Enterococcus gallinarum can drive autoimmune diseases such as lupus, new research finds. Could targeting it offer a new treatment? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Monoclonal antibodies crucial to fighting emerging infectious diseases, say NIH officials
Special antibodies have shown promise in the fight against cancer and autoimmune diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease
Bacteria in the small intestines can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, though vaccines or antibiotics can suppress this reaction. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cyteir Therapeutics Secures $29 Million Series B to Advance Novel, Molecularly Targeted Therapies for Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases
Lead investor Venrock joined by Celgene, Lightstone and DROIA Markus Renschler, M.D., joins as CEO, from Celgene Financing proceeds will be used to advance RAD51 inhibitor toward the clinic and expand small-molecule synthetic lethality platform for o... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Venture Capital Cyteir Therapeutics, RAD51 transport (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surprise finding could lead to new MS treatments
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) A discovery led by scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University is providing hope of a new therapeutic target in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients that could one day be used to prevent the symptoms and progression of the disease. By removing a protein called calnexin in mice, researchers found the mice were provided with full protection from the mouse model of MS -- known as experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For nanomedicine, cell sex matmonoclonal antibodies crucial to fighting emerging infectious diseases say NIAID officials
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) -- preparations of a type of antibody designed to bind to a single target -- have shown promise in the fight against cancer and autoimmune diseases. They also may play a role in future battles against emerging infectious disease outbreaks, according to an NEJM article by NIAID scientists. The article outlines the potential uses for mAbs as treatments for infectious diseases, as prevention for protecting at-risk individuals, and slowing disease outbreaks (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Monoclonal antibodies crucial to fighting emerging infectious diseases, say NIAID officials
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) -- preparations of a type of antibody designed to bind to a single target -- have shown promise in the fight against cancer and autoimmune diseases. They also may play a role in future battles against emerging infectious disease outbreaks, according to an NEJM article by NIAID scientists. The article outlines the potential uses for mAbs as treatments for infectious diseases, as prevention for protecting at-risk individuals, and slowing disease outbreaks (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New funding for specialist arthritis research centres
Arthritis Research UK has announced new funding for three of its flagship research centres. Since launching in 2012, the centres, which specialise in adolescent rheumatology and osteoarthritis, have already laid the foundation for clinical advances. The new funding will run for five years and will help the researchers continue to explore how arthritis develops and potential ways to treat and prevent the condition.Arthritis Research UK supports exceptional research that aims to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives people living with the condition. As part of this, the charity ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Translocation of a gut pathobiont drives autoimmunity in mice and humans
Despite multiple associations between the microbiota and immune diseases, their role in autoimmunity is poorly understood. We found that translocation of a gut pathobiont, Enterococcus gallinarum, to the liver and other systemic tissues triggers autoimmune responses in a genetic background predisposing to autoimmunity. Antibiotic treatment prevented mortality in this model, suppressed growth of E. gallinarum in tissues, and eliminated pathogenic autoantibodies and T cells. Hepatocyte–E. gallinarum cocultures induced autoimmune-promoting factors. Pathobiont translocation in monocolonized and autoimmune-prone mice indu...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Manfredo Vieira, S., Hiltensperger, M., Kumar, V., Zegarra-Ruiz, D., Dehner, C., Khan, N., Costa, F. R. C., Tiniakou, E., Greiling, T., Ruff, W., Barbieri, A., Kriegel, C., Mehta, S. S., Knight, J. R., Jain, D., Goodman, A. L., Kriegel, M. A. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

New funding for specialist arthritis research centres
Arthritis Research UK has announced new funding for three of its flagship research centres. Since launching in 2012, the centres, which specialise in adolescent rheumatology and osteoarthritis, have already laid the foundation for clinical advances. The new funding will run for five years and will help the researchers continue to explore how arthritis develops and potential ways to treat and prevent the condition.Arthritis Research UK supports exceptional research that aims to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives people living with the condition. As part of this, the charity ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 8, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2
For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five different types of the disease—some of which may be more dangerous than others. A new classification system could help doctors identify the people most at risk for complications, the study authors say, and could pave the way for more personalized and effective treatments. The research article, published in The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology, calls attention to the need for an updated diabetes classification system. The current system “has not been much updated du...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

A diagnosis you can ’t afford to miss
4 out of 5 stars Antibody-Mediated Encephalitis. Dalmau J, Graus F. N Engl J Med 2018 Mar 1;378:840-851. Reference TPR has posted before about anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a must-know, can’t-miss, humbling diagnosis that is distressingly easy to overlook. Although it is not a toxicologic condition, all toxicologists and emergency physicians should be thoroughly familiar with its presentation and clinical course. Let me explain why. NMDAR encephalitis often begins with behavioral changes, mood swings, and memory deficits in relatively young patients. According to this somewhat technical but excellent review, ...
Source: The Poison Review - March 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical anbitody-mediated encephalitis anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis brain on fire diagnosis Source Type: news

Managing Rheumatic Conditions in Pregnancy Managing Rheumatic Conditions in Pregnancy
Dr Kevin Deane reviews new data on treatment outcomes during pregnancy in women with autoimmune diseases.Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Spins Off Autoimmune Drugs Into New Biotech Company AstraZeneca Spins Off Autoimmune Drugs Into New Biotech Company
AstraZeneca is spinning off six early-stage experimental drugs into a new $250 million standalone biotech company focused on severe autoimmune diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Drug for Stills Disease Shows Promise in Phase 2 Trial
Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Daily News,The Scientist Source Type: news

MedImmune to create stand-alone company for early-stage inflammation and autoimmunity biologics
AstraZeneca today announced that its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, is spinning out six molecules from its early-stage inflammation and autoimmunity programmes into an independent biotech company, Viela Bio. The new company will focus on developing medicines for severe autoimmune diseases by targeting the underlying causes of each disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

AstraZeneca spins off autoimmune drugs into new biotech company
LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is spinning off six early-stage experimental drugs into a new $250 million standalone biotech company focused on severe autoimmune diseases. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ignoring Your Emotions Is Bad for Your Health. Here ’s What to Do About It
Modern life is full of emotional challenges. The pressure to succeed, need to “keep up,” fear of missing out and desire for good relationships and work satisfaction can all evoke volatile combinations of emotions. However, what we learn in our society is not how to work with our emotions, but how to block and avoid them. We do it quite well: Between alcohol use, prescription drug use and screen time, there are a multitude of ways to avoid our feelings. When we do acknowledge them, we swat them away with mantras learned since childhood. (“Mind over matter,” “get a grip” and “suck it...
Source: TIME: Health - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hilary Jacobs Hendel Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news