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Selena Gomez ’ s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupus
In the world of celebrities, there are diseases such as HIV/AIDS and breast cancer that are very “popular” and well understood, thanks to years of fundraising and awareness campaigns by stars. And there are those diseases that are less so. Lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can damage organs, is in the second category. When Selena Gomez shocked her 126 […]Related:To fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriageMelinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic use found to increase risk of autoimmune disease, study finds
(Natural News) Natural and complementary health practitioners have been educating their patients for years about the importance of a healthy microbiome – the perfect balance between friendly and harmful bacteria in the digestive system, which directly correlates to a healthy immune system, brain health and mental well-being. This balance is essential, because if the immune... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could modifying gut microbes prevent or delay type 1 diabetes?
Aa new study provides evidence that environmental factors, such as microbes that inhabit our intestines, may influence the incidence of Autoimmune diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder
Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Hits Certain Groups Harder
Studies find race, ethnicity, gender and even geography make a difference for this autoimmune disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: African American Health, Health Disparities, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reveals hidden burden of Lupus among Hispanic and Asian women in Manhattan
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Within Manhattan's diverse population, the autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a new study led by investigators at NYU School of Medicine.The findings also show that these female ethnic populations are more adversely affected by lupus and have significantly greater organ complications - namely kidney disease. Overall, the investigators found substantial disparities in prevalence and manifestations of lupus by race/ethnicity among borough residents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reports reveal racial and ethnic disparities in lupus rates
(Wiley) Two new papers reveal striking racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and prevalence of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ system. The reports, which are published in Arthritis& Rheumatology, provide the latest information from lupus registries in California and New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Retroviruses: Poorly Understood Agents of Change
Investigating the alarming rise of chronic inflammatory diseases (Natural News) Chronic inflammatory diseases have been skyrocketing in incidence in the past quarter century. The details explaining how retroviruses in today’s biological therapeutics including vaccines are contributing to autoimmune, neuroimmune disease and cancer are complex. Although I’ve spent my adult lifetime studying how retroviruses contribute to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullying and quality of life in pediatric alopecia areata - Christensen T, Yang JS, Castelo-Soccio L.
We report survey result... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicine - How to heal the body naturally
(Natural News) Over the past few decades, the incidence of many chronic degenerative diseases including cancer, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and Alzheimer’s disease have all risen by an alarming rate – and Western medicine offers no cure. And, while conventional medicine continues to ‘treat’ every ill with a pill or surgery – the actual... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viral "cleanliness" ties to type-1 diabetes in groundbreaking new research... more viral diversity LOWERS risk
(Natural News) Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a patient’s own immune system attacks and destroys the cells needed to produce insulin to control blood-sugar levels. Doctors often diagnose this type of diabetes in childhood or early adulthood. Though the exact cause of Type 1 diabetes is unknown, new research has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study identifies new metabolic target in quest to control immune response
(University of Vermont) A surprising discovery that immune cells possess an internal warehouse of glycogen used to activate immune responses could help to increase immune activity in vaccines or suppress immune reactions in autoimmune disease or hyper-inflammatory conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gut bacteria can alter protective effect of a gene that wards off type 1 diabetes
A guardian gene that protects against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its effects by altering the gut microbiome, according to a study published inPNAS.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Coeliac disease symptoms: Signs of the condition which forces you to go gluten free
COELIAC disease is a digestive disorder and an autoimmune disease - not an allergy or a food intolerance, although it can display some of the same symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Technologies in Autoantibody Testing for Rheumatic Diseases Technologies in Autoantibody Testing for Rheumatic Diseases
This review explores the technical innovations in the field of antibody testing for the diagnosis of autoimmune rheumatic diseases.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Protecting the guardians
(Harvard Medical School) A guardian gene that protects against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its pancreas-shielding effects by altering the gut microbiota.Experiments in mice born with the protective gene show that exposure to antibiotics during critical windows of development fuels risk for type 1 diabetes and leads to loss of genetic protection by altering the gut microbiota.Scientists say the findings underscore the importance of avoiding antibiotic use during late pregnancy and early infancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

University organization adds feet, autoimmune diseases to treatment areas
A local not-for-profit clinical organization is expanding into two new practice areas. On Tuesday, August 29, University Clinical Health announced that it had acquired Podiatry Centers of Memphis, effective August 17. The Podiatry Centers of Memphis' doctors, Dr. Brian Kiel and Dr. David Moinester, each add more than 30 years of experience. The practice will operate as part of Univ ersity of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Medicine, and the doctors will also serve as faculty at the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elle Perry Source Type: news

Autoimmune diseases raise cardiovascular, mortality risk
A new study from researchers in Spain has found autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis increase risk for cardiovascular disease and death. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virginia Mason's Grapes on the Green raised $500,000 for Benaroya Research Institute (Photos)
The wine was flowing on a perfect summer evening at the Golf Club at Newcastle as community leaders partied to support vital research to wipe out 80 autoimmune diseases. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

Leprosy hijacks immune system, similar to autoimmune diseases
Leprosy hijacks the immune system, turning an important repair mechanism into one that causes potentially irreparable damage to our nerve cells, UCLA researchers have discovered. The new findings,published online today in the journal  Cell, suggest that leprosy shares underlying characteristics with some autoimmune diseases.Courtesy of Cressida MadiganCressida Madigan“We discovered that the mechanism of nerve damage in leprosy is very similar to what happens in diseases like multiple sclerosis,” said Cressida Madigan, a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA and first author of the paper. “That means w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Finding what fuels the 'runaway train' of autoimmune disease
(Boston Children's Hospital) Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School have discovered that rogue immune cells trigger an 'override' of the body's tolerance to its tissues, launching the vicious cycle of autoimmune disease. Could blocking these rogue cells help treat autoimmune diseases like lupus? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gene therapy trial offers hope for Harry
Harry and his father at Dana/Farber-Boston Children’s In their Brookline home-away-from-home, 2-year-old Duy Anh “Harry” Le plays with blocks and pop-up toys on the floor with his mother, Thao Nguyen. He is lively and happy, and his skin is clear. He looks almost nothing like the sickly baby covered in eczema who arrived in Boston from his native Vietnam in November of 2016 to participate in a gene therapy clinical trial for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Children with the potentially life-threatening, inherited immune system deficiency have difficulty producing platelets, the blood component that fosters clot...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 23, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Irene Sege Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Sung-Yun Pai gene therapy Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill 'may lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis in women'
Women who regularly use oral contraceptives may be at a lower risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis. This is according to a new study led by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the British Medical Journal, which adds to the body of evidence suggesting that hormonal and reproductive factors may explain why women are generally at greater risk of developingrheumatoid arthritis than men. The study findings For this study, data was collated from the Swedish Epidemiological Investigation of Rheumatoid Arthritis on 2,809 women who had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,312 women without the disease. ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Qld woman with autoimmune disease praises ketogenic diet
Queensland resident Kim Fletcher was headed towards a lifetime of ill health before discovering the benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle. She now says she's dropped 50kgs and couldn't be better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papers of note in Nature 548 (7666)
This week’s articles describe the consequences of preserving pluripotency in cultured stem cells, how glutamate metabolism in T cells contributes to autoimmune disease, and how inactivating BRAF mutations promote tumor growth. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Scientists make critical insights into T-cell development
(Monash University) Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn's Disease and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New type of blood cells work as indicators of autoimmunity
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) The team from Instituto de Medicina Molecular Lisboa, led by Luis Gra ç a, analyzed blood samples from Sj ö gren syndrome patients, an autoimmune disease that affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth, and found that these patients have a significant increase in a specific type of immune cells called T follicular regulatory cells (Tfr). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis risk 'may be elevated for people in certain jobs'
This study, published in the medical journal Arthritis Research& Care, assessed data from 3,522 Swedish individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and 5,580 control subjects, including information on environmental, genetic and immunological factors between 1996 and 2014. Male workers in the manufacturing sector were shown to have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis than those working in professional, administrative and technical roles, with electrical and electronics workers and material handling operators experiencing a twofold increased risk, while bricklayers and concrete workers were three times more likely...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 10, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Study describes key RNA epigenetic marker ’s role in immune system
New research into the body's immune system offers a path to new treatments for autoimmune diseases. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis - symptoms will not improve if patients do THIS
RHEUMATOID arthritis is a serious and disabling autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could probiotics help to fight multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating autoimmune disease, is difficult to treat. New research looking at the role of gut bacteria offers new hope. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Human gut microbe may lead to treatment for multiple sclerosis
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers, along with colleagues at the University of Iowa, report that a human gut microbe discovered at Mayo Clinic may help treat autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. The findings appear in Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New discovery may 'impact treatment of autoimmune diseases'
Researchers found a way of manipulating T cell differentiation to promote immune system balance, which might help to improve autoimmune disease treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Innately Innovative: IFM Therapeutics Acquired By BMS
Today BMS announced the acquisition of IFM Therapeutics, an emerging biotech focused on modulating core innate immune pathways to treat cancer and autoimmune disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Booth, Contributor Tags: NYSE:BMY Source Type: news

Papers of note in Science Translational Medicine 9 (399)
This week’s articles describe how CAR T cells might be used to treat recurrent glioblastoma and how microvascular cells induce inflammation in the autoimmune disease giant cell arteritis. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ferrarelli, L. K. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

IMI Launches EUR 130 Million Calls for Proposals with Focus on Alzheimer's Disease, Big Data, Vaccines, and More
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching two new Calls for proposals with topics on Alzheimer's disease, big data, vaccines, autoimmune disease, the blood-brain barrier, drug development, and the exploitation of IMI project results. The total budget for the two Calls stands at just over EUR 130 million. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - July 24, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

Rahul Roychoudhuri awarded prestigious Lister Prize
(Babraham Institute) The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine has selected Dr Rahul Roychoudhuri, to receive a Research Prize Fellowship. The prize aims to 'make a real difference' by supporting outstanding young independent researchers. Fellowships are presented annually and Fellows often go on to be leaders in their fields. Roychoudhuri joined the Babraham Institute in 2015, investigating immune system regulation. His work impacts people with autoimmune diseases, severe allergies and some cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Natural antibiotic remedies for surviving pandemics revealed in upcoming talks with immune system experts
(Natural News) Learn about the best natural strategies to revive your immune system and neutralize the threat of superbugs, pandemics, viruses and chronic diseases, including autoimmune disorders, heart disease and dementia. Join Natural News for one of the largest and most important summits of the year to protect your health. In just a few days, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune system warning: Five conditions where the body ATTACKS its own cells
THE IMMUNE system is the body ’s natural defence against illness and infection caused by harmful substances which contain antigens, but sometimes it doesn’t work properly, causing autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple sclerosis symptoms: Immune system problems can trigger PARALYSIS of the legs
MULTIPLE sclerosis - commonly abbreviated to MS - is a type of autoimmune disease which can cause problems with vision, sensation and could even lead to paralysis of the legs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immune system warning: The five conditions where the body ATTACKS its own cells
THE IMMUNE system is the body ’s natural defence against illness and infection caused by harmful substances which contain antigens, but sometimes it doesn’t work properly, causing autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boulder biotech makes deal with industry giant
A Boulder biotech said it's made a deal with an industry giant to develop drugs for autoimmune disorders. Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) said it's made a deal with giant Amgen Inc. (Nasdaq: AMGN) of Thousand Oaks, California to take advantage of Array's inflammatory disease discoveries. "The identification of this novel target, along with our team's deep experience in kinase inhibitor chemistry, gives us confidence that our efforts will result in a drug which will address a significant unmet… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Insight into the immune system
(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Fundamental new insights into the functioning of the immune system and a new approach to treating autoimmune diseases: these are among the achievements of the transregional collaborative research centre TRR130 'B-cells: Immunity and Autoimmunity', whose co-ordinator is Prof. Lars Nitschke of the Division of Genetics at Friedrich-Alexander-Universit ä t Erlangen-N ü rnberg (FAU). To enable the successful work to continue, the German Research Foundation (DFG) will be funding the transregional group for another 4 years with 13 million euros. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Discovery of brain-like activity in immune system promises better disease treatments
(Australian National University) The Australian National University (ANU) has led the discovery of brain-like activity in the immune system that promises better treatments for lymphoma, autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency disorders, which collectively affect millions of people globally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 12, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Immune system may prevent body from neutralizing HIV-1, researchers say
A study at the University of Colorado found the process protecting the body from autoimmune disease may also prevent it from creating antibodies against HIV-1. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Barrier to autoimmune disease may open door to HIV, study suggests
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have discovered that a process that protects the body from autoimmune disease also prevents the immune system from generating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus. The findings, which will be published July 11 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, might be considered by scientists trying to develop a vaccine that can stimulate the production of these neutralizing antibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immune system may keep body from neutralizing HIV-1 virus
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that a process protecting the body from autoimmune disease appears to prevent it from creating antibodies that can neutralize the HIV-1 virus, a finding that could possibly help lead to a vaccine that stimulates production of these antibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 1 diabetes risk linked to intestinal viruses
Doctors can't predict who will develop Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease in which one's own immune system destroys the cells needed to control blood-sugar levels, requiring daily insulin injections and continual monitoring. Now, a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that viruses in the intestines may affect a person's chance of developing the disease. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Malaria drug protects fetal mice from Zika virus, NIH-funded study finds
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Hydroxychloroquine, a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat malaria and certain autoimmune diseases in pregnant women, appears to reduce transmission of Zika virus from pregnant mice to their fetuses, according to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news