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NIH program to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus releases first datasets
(NIH/National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) Datasets characterizing individual cells in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus disease tissue from the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (AMP RA/SLE) Phase I study are now available to the research community. Scientists from across the biomedical research community can access the AMP RA/SLE datasets to explore important research questions about these autoimmune conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Icebreaker' protein opens genome for t cell development, Penn researchers find
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Researchers describe the role of a transcription factor called TCF-1 in targeting the condensed chromatin and regulating the availability of genome sequences in T-cell development. The new connection between TCF-1 and chromatin will aid in developing new therapies using epigenetic drugs to alter T-cell fate in cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

DIY faecal transplants carry risks including HIV and hepatitis, warn experts
Faecal transplants have been used in medical settings to tackle superbugs, but following YouTube videos at home is too risky, say researchersConcerns have been raised about the growing trend for DIY faecal transplants, with experts fearing such attempts could put individuals at an increased risk of HIV and hepatitis as well as conditions ranging from Parkinson ’s and multiple sclerosis to obesity and sleep disorders.Thetransfer of faeces from one human to another has gained attention as a growing number of studies have suggested links between microbes in the gut anda host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis in Austin Tags: Microbiology Human biology Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Source Type: news

Shielding EMFs found to reduce 90% of symptoms in people with autoimmune disease
(Natural News) Revolutionary research has shown that hindering exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90 percent of patients with autoimmune disease. This provides proof that radiation poses innumerable health risks to humans. A recent study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Immunologic Research titled “Electrosmog and Autoimmune Disease” enlightens people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New technology enables identification of biomarkers for a wide range of diseases
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Scientists have developed a way to identify biomarkers for a wide range of diseases by assessing the antibodies we are making to the complex sugars coating our cells.The new, highly sensitive Luminex Multiplex Glycan Array enables the kind of volume needed to establish associations between antibody levels in our blood to these complex sugars, or glycans, and conditions from cancer to autoimmune disease and dementia, they report in the journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Local MPs and MSP visit prestigious Glasgow research centre
Alison Thewliss MP, Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP all visited theArthritis Research UK Rheumatoid Arthritis Pathogenesis Centre of Excellence (RACE), at the University of Glasgow on Friday (9 February), to learn about the impact of arthritis on their local constituents and the current investment in arthritis research across Scotland.The centre, which is funded by Arthritis Research UK, investigates the causes of and potential treatments forrheumatoid arthritis, a painful autoimmune disease which affects over 400,000 people in the UK. Data analysed by the charity reveals that nearly 37,000 people in Scotland...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - February 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Center for autoimmune and inflammation disorders named for emeritus professor Paul Phillips, MD
The Phillips Center focuses on the metabolic control of autoimmunity, inflammation, immune health and supports new collaborative initiatives in autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - February 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A new study finds homeopathic treatments improve vitiligo, a condition where skin loses its pigment
(Natural News) A case report found that homeopathy could improve vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that causes the skin to lose its melanin pigment. The case report was led by a team of researchers from the Centre for Classical Homeopathy in Bangalore, India who looked at a series of 14 cases of vitiligo that involved treatment with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking milk, eating beef could cause arthritis
Researchers at the University of Central Florida discovered that bacteria commonly found in milk and beef is linked to rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune and inflammatory disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biased signaling by thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor-specific antibodies determines thyrocyte survival in autoimmunity
The thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) is a heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide–binding protein (G protein)–coupled receptor (GPCR). Autoimmune hyperthyroidism, commonly known as Graves’ disease (GD), is caused by stimulating autoantibodies to the TSHR. We previously described TSHR-specific antibodies (TSHR-Abs) in GD that recognize linear epitopes in the cleavage region of the TSHR ectodomain (C-TSHR-Abs) and induce thyroid cell apoptosis instead of stimulating the TSHR. We found that C-TSHR-Abs entered the cell through clathrin-mediated endocytosis but did not trigger endosomal maturation and fai...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Morshed, S. A., Ma, R., Latif, R., Davies, T. F. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Guanabenz inhibits TLR9 signaling through a pathway that is independent of eIF2{alpha} dephosphorylation by the GADD34/PP1c complex
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress triggers or amplifies inflammatory signals and cytokine production in immune cells. Upon the resolution of ER stress, the inducible phosphatase 1 cofactor GADD34 promotes the dephosphorylation of the initiation factor eIF2α, thereby enabling protein translation to resume. Several aminoguanidine compounds, such as guanabenz, perturb the eIF2α phosphorylation-dephosphorylation cycle and protect different cell or tissue types from protein misfolding and degeneration. We investigated how pharmacological interference with the eIF2α pathway could be beneficial to treat autoinfl...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Perego, J., Mendes, A., Bourbon, C., Camosseto, V., Combes, A., Liu, H., Manh, T.-P. V., Dalet, A., Chasson, L., Spinelli, L., Bardin, N., Chiche, L., Santos, M. A. S., Gatti, E., Pierre, P. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Fibre-rich foods 'may help protect against joint diseases and improve bone health'
People eating adiet featuring plenty of fibre-rich foods such as muesli may experience better bone health and a lower risk of autoimmune diseases. This is according to a new study from Germany's Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, which has shed light on how a healthy diet rich in fibre can alter the behaviour of intestinal bacteria in a way that has a positive impact on chronic inflammatory joint diseases. How does fibre-rich food improve bone health? Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study looked at mice to examine the effect that diet has on the composition of intestinal ba...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - January 22, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Efficacy of antibody targeting Devic's disease proven in new animal model
(Osaka University) Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an autoimmune disease associated with NMO immunoglobulin G (NMO-IgG). A cure for NMO remains elusive. Osaka University researchers recently established a localized NMO rat model by injecting NMO-IgG into the spinal cord, and assessed the efficacy of anti-repulsive guidance molecule-a (RGMa) antibody in treating NMO. They found anti-RGMa antibody delayed the onset and attenuated the severity of clinical symptoms of NMO, suggesting that humanized anti-RGMa antibody is a potentially valid therapeutic approach for NMO. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genomics reveals key macrophages' involvement in systemic sclerosis
(Duke-NUS Medical School) A new international study has made an important discovery about the key role of macrophages, a type of immune cell, in systemic sclerosis (SSc), a chronic autoimmune disease which currently has no cure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists shed light on a key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) An international team of researchers led by prof. Savvas Savvides (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Focusing on the immunomodulatory cytokine IL-23 they discovered that its pro-inflammatory activity, which underlies a wide range of inflammatory diseases, critically depends on structural activation of the cytokine by its receptor, IL-23R. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Concert Pharma shares hit low note on patent challenge denial
Lexington-based Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc. lost more than a quarter of its market value — around $150 million — Friday after news that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office didn’t grant its petition challenging a patent for a drug to treat an autoimmune skin disease. Concert (Nasdaq: CNCE), a 12-year-old biotech with 66 employees, said Friday morning that the Patent Trial and App eal Board has decided not to grant a post grant review petition seeking to invalidate the patent for ruxolitinib,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Student hospitalized for 106 days after eating a sandwich
Alec Hebblethwaite, 14, of Osage, Missouri hospitalized for nearly four months after damaging his esophagus while eating a sandwich. It transpired his reaction was caused by a rare autoimmune disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of sport climbing on multiple sclerosis - Steimer J, Weissert R.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS) with different types of disease courses (relapsing-remitting, secondary-progressive, primary progressive) that leads to physical as well as mental di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

NIDCR Autotherapies Symposium | Thurs., Jan. 25, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.   NIDCR invites you to a scientific symposium: "Autotherapies: Enhancing Our Innate Healing Capacity"  Thursday, January 25, 8:00 am-12:00 pm Lipsett Amphitheater in the NIH Clinical Center (Building 10)NIH Campus, Bethesda, Md. Autotherapies are treatments based on the body's natural ability to heal and protect itself. For example, immunotherapy harnesses the body’s immune cells to fight c...
Source: NIDCR Science News - January 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dr. Helen Genova awarded grant for novel emotional processing study in multiple sclerosis
(Kessler Foundation) Helen Genova, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Neuropsychology& Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation, has been awarded a $44,000 grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The grant funds her research on emotional processing deficits in people with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune degenerative disease of the central nervous system associated with significant behavioral and emotional sequelae. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of estrogen treatment combat multiple sclerosis in mice
FINDINGSA study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in women with multiple sclerosis, or MS. The researchers found that estrogen treatment exerts positive effects on two types of cells during disease — immune cells in the brain as well as cells called oligodendrocytes.BACKGROUNDUCLADr. Rhonda VoskuhlMultiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease marked by visual impairment, weakness and sensory loss, as well as cognitive decline. These symptoms emerge when inflammatory immune cells destroy the myelin s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers find potential path to repair nerves damaged by multiple sclerosis
FINDINGSA UCLA study found that gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions of the body can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurological diseases. Gene expression is the process by which genetic instructions are used to synthesize gene products, such as proteins, which go on to perform essential functions.For multiple sclerosis, specifically, increasing cholesterol synthesis gene expression in astrocytes of the spinal cord can be a pathway to repair nerves that affect walking.BACKGROUNDMultiple sclerosis is an autoimmune, neurodegenerative disease characterized...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Inova Diagnostics Receives FDA Clearance for the First Fully Automated, Random Access Calprotectin Test
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Inova Diagnostics, a world leader in autoimmune disease diagnostic systems and reagents for the clinical laboratory, is proud to announce the clearance of QUANTA Flash® Calprotectin ... Diagnostics, FDA Inova Diagnostics, Calprotectin, inflammatory bowel disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Immunobiologist Carla Rothlin spurs the body to repair itself
Rothlin has devoted much of her research to properties of the immune system —which promotes tissue repair but also can degrade health through autoimmune disease. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Healthy diet found to help reduce, delay symptoms of MS
(Natural News) A diet that incorporates “fruits, vegetables, and whole grains” has countless benefits, from improved overall health to weight loss. But according to a recent study, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) can also reduce their symptoms with a healthy diet. Multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease, develops when an individual’s immune system accidentally attacks its own central nervous... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases The Heart in Rheumatic, Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases
This new book is likely to become a standard reference for cardiologists and rheumatologists caring for patients with cardiovascular manifestations of inflammatory diseases, according to the reviewer.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - December 21, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

From Iran To CEO Of A Biotech Startup, Bioniz, With No Revenue But A $400 Million Valuation
Nazli Azimi founded Bioniz Therapeutics, where she's developing new types of drugs to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases like celiac and alopecia. Her theory: attack so-called cytokines, the multiple proteins that block immune pathways. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Susan Adams, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

From Iran To CEO Of A Biotech Startup, Bioniz, With No Revenue But A $100 Million Valuation
Nazli Azimi founded Bioniz Therapeutics, where she's developing new types of drugs to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases like celiac and alopecia. Her theory: attack so-called cytokines, the multiple proteins that block immune pathways. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Susan Adams, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can an existing drug win against aggressive breast cancer?
A cytokine used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be the new weapon in the fight against triple-negative breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Low-dose X-ray exposure does not harm human stem cells
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Mesenchymal stem cells are being explored for a wide range of diseases, such as cardiovascular, autoimmune and cancer diseases. There is a pressing need to characterize these cells' responses to low-dose diagnostic medical irradiations and the research addresses that need. Researchers also hope that in the long-lasting heated debate about linear-no-threshold vs. threshold hypothesis in the area of radiation protection, their results speak in favor of the former and will eventually help to establish evidence-based radioprotection standards in regenerative medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers find key to making transplant rejection a thing of the past
(Houston Methodist) Houston Methodist researchers have cracked a code in T-cells that could make autoimmune diseases and organ transplant rejection a thing of the past. The scientists have identified a critical switch that controls T-cell function and dysfunction and have discovered a pathway to target it. Their study, appearing in the Dec. 19 issue of Immunity, reveals targeting the IRF4 molecule in T-cells is the key to potentially curing most autoimmune diseases and eliminating organ transplant rejection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sugar-coated world
(Arizona State University) Glycans are essential to virtually every biological process in the body. These complex structures -- composed of interlocking sugar molecules -- adorn the surfaces of cells in fuzzy profusion. Glycans are a crucial part of a cell's identity, helping it communicate with other cells and with the external environment. Glycans are also known to play a vital role in cancer, autoimmune disease and countless other afflictions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immunotherapy, gene editing advances extend to Type 1 Diabetes
(Seattle Children's) Advances in engineering T cells to treat cancer are paving the way for new immunotherapies targeted at autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes. Now, researchers are also investigating therapies that reprogram T cells to 'turn down' an immune response, which may hold promise for curing type 1 diabetes, as well as a number of diseases where overactive T cells attack a person's healthy cells and organs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Nucala (mepolizumab) for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss Syndrome)
December 12, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Nucala (mepolizumab) to treat adult patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare autoimmune disease that causes vasculitis,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

First Drug Approved for Rare Condition That Inflames Blood Vessels
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, a rare disease formerly known as the Churg-Strauss Syndrome
FDA approves first drug for a rare autoimmune disease that causes an inflammation in the wall of blood vessels of the body. This is a new indication for a previously-approved drug. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 12, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

First Drug, Nucala (Mepolizumab), Approved for Rare Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first remedy to treat adults with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First Drug Approved for Rare Condition That Inflames Blood Vessels
TUESDAY, Dec. 12, 2017 -- Nucala (mepolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first remedy to treat adults with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a rare autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 12, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

New research finds that MS, the most common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, may be triggered by an imbalance in gut flora
(Natural News) Intestinal flora may be the key to understanding how multiple sclerosis develops. Previous assumptions held that MS was a mostly genetic problem, prompting physicians to closely examine DNA. New research, however, has shown that autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, are brought about by a combination of environmental and genetic factors, the catalyst... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular Mycology (MOMY): Current Approaches to Fungal Pathogenesis
Fungal diseases are significant causes of mortality and morbidity in both the developed and the developing world. The recent increases in the incidence and severity of invasive fungal infections are directly attributable to new susceptible patient populations. Examples of these large, at-risk populations include patients with AIDS; hospitalized patients being treated for cancer and autoimmune disorders; andthose receiving organ transplants.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - December 12, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ROrritt Source Type: news

Time of day affects severity of autoimmune disease
(Trinity College Dublin) Immune responses and the regulation of autoimmunity are affected by the time of day when the response is activated. There may be important differences in time-of-day response to drugs used to treat autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Does Pediatric Sj ö gren Syndrome Present?
Discussion Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is named for Swedish ophthalmologist Henrik Sjögren who published a case series in 1933 describing patients with dry eyes and arthritis. SS is a “chronic autoimmune inflammatory exocrinopathy” that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the lacrimal and salivary glands and has various degrees of systematic involvement. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia are the main clinical symptoms. Sicca is a Latin word meaning dry. Dryness of the eyes and mouth without evidence of autoimmune disease is called Sicca syndrome or Sicca complex. SS can be primary or se...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Having a high IQ is a curse ... just look at Donald Trump
Research suggests that people with high IQ scores are more likely to have mood disorders, and a higher risk factor of ‘psychological overexcitabilities’ – perhaps that explains the behaviour of the man in the White HouseMy IQ is extremely, almost embarrassingly, high. I ’ve never actually taken an IQ test, mind you, but my educated guess is that, if I did, my score would be whatever is the highest possible. No doubt your IQ is lower than mine, but please don’t feel stupid or insecure because of this, it’s not your fault. You’re probably just born that way. And you know what? Thank ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Psychology Science Consciousness US news Donald Trump Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Race issues World news Technology Social exclusion Society Economic policy Politics Source Type: news

Having a high IQ is a curse ... just look at Donald Trump | Arwa Mahdawi
Research suggests that people with high IQ scores are more likely to have mood disorders, and a higher risk factor of ‘psychological overexcitabilities’ – perhaps that explains the behaviour of the man in the White HouseMy IQ is extremely, almost embarrassingly, high. I ’ve never actually taken an IQ test, mind you, but my educated guess is that, if I did, my score would be whatever is the highest possible. No doubt your IQ is lower than mine, but please don’t feel stupid or insecure because of this, it’s not your fault. You’re probably just born that way. And you know what? Thank ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Psychology Science Consciousness US news Donald Trump Artificial intelligence (AI) Computing Race issues World news Technology Social exclusion Society Economic policy Politics Source Type: news

Lupus and mental health: New study discovers the disease doubles the risk of dementia, regardless of age
(Natural News) Sometime between 2012 and 2014, singer and actress Selena Gomez was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue. According to a recent study, patients with lupus have double the risk of dementia. The study comes after earlier research which determined that patients with lupus can suffer from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Repairing immunity – The key to healing
(Natural News) The rise of “superbugs” – antibiotic-resistant microbes such as MRSA – has been labeled a public health crisis by the World Health Organization. Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rise – while chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders increase – at an alarming rate. Clearly, Western medicine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease and gut health: New study reveals how your microbiome regulates inflammation
(Natural News) When you first hear the word “bacteria,” your reaction might be one of disgust. The word brings to mind sickness and gross images of bacteria, but we can also benefit from bacteria — in the gut microbiome, says Dr. Pere Santamaria. A microbiome is a collection of microbes or microorganisms living in an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (416)
This week’s articles describe why pulmonary hypertension often arises with lung cancer; a way to interrupt the autoimmune response in type 1 diabetes; and a marker through which to screen patients for response to MSC therapy and risk for graft-versus-host disease. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Autoimmune disease discovery could spark new treatments
(University of Colorado at Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Environmental factors may trigger lupus onset and progression
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) While genetics play a role in the development of Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease, so do environmental triggers, such as particulates in air pollution and ultraviolet light, says a University of Cincinnati researcher. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news