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Generation of Self-Peptides to Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Synthetic peptides are attracting increasing attention as therapeutics. Despite their potential, however, only a few selected peptides have been able to enter in clinical trials for chronic autoimmune diseases and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in particular. Here, we describe and discuss a series of assays, which may help in characterizing valuable candidate peptides that were applied in our laboratory to develop the lupus P140 peptide program. The different steps of selection include the choice of the initial autoantigen, the design, synthesis and purification of peptides, their preliminary screen by measuring cytoki...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - February 7, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Detection of SLE Antigens in Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs)
Neutrophils are sentinel cells of the innate immune system with a primary role of clearing extracellular pathogens. The release of weblike structures decorated with granular proteins called neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) has recently been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Indeed, NETs may represent an important source of autoantigens and immunostimulatory proteins in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this chapter, we describe protocols to isolate human peripheral neutrophils, to generate and isolate NETs, and to detect SLE antigens in NETs using immunofluorescence and immun...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - February 7, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Microarray Technology for Analysis of MicroRNA Expression in Renal Biopsies of Lupus Nephritis Patients
This article offers a technological overview of microarray technology for analysis of microRNA gene expression in kidney biopsies from SLE patients. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology)
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - February 7, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Laboratory Tests for the Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by recurrent vascular thrombosis (VT) and/or pregnancy morbidity (PM) in the presence of persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), detected by lupus anticoagulant (LA), anticardiolipin (aCL) antibody, and/or anti‐β2 glycoprotein I (aβ2GPI) antibody assays. These aPL, considered to be diagnostic markers and pathogenic drivers of APS, are a heterogeneous group of antibodies directed against anionic phospholipids, phospholipid-binding plasma proteins, and phospholipid–protein complexes. Although APS is currently considered as a singl...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - February 7, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Evaluating a Particular Circulating MicroRNA Species from an SLE Patient Using Stem-Loop qRT-PCR
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease, and correct judgment of SLE activity is very important in guiding precise clinical treatment. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) could serve as potential biomarkers of disease activity or status in SLE, and here we describe a modified qRT-PCR method for detecting them. Stem loop has become one of the most powerful methods for determining miRNA expression because it is highly sensitive and accurate and requires only small amount of sample. In this chapter, we focus on a stem-loop reverse transcription-bound SYBR green qRT-PCR protocol for evaluating a particula...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - February 7, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Pathology of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: The Challenges Ahead
Many studies have explored the pathology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune rheumatic disorder with a striking female predominance. Numerous autoimmune phenomena are present in this disease, which ultimately result in organ damage. However, the specific cellular and humoral mechanisms underlying the immune dysfunction are not yet fully understood. (Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology)
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - February 7, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Recombinant Antibody Microarray for Profiling the Serum Proteome of SLE
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a severe autoimmune connective tissue disease. Our current knowledge about the serum proteome, or serum biomarker panels, reflecting disease and disease status is still very limited. Affinity proteomics, represented by recombinant antibody arrays, is a novel, multiplex technology for high-throughput protein expression profiling of crude serum proteomes in a highly specific, sensitive, and miniaturized manner. The antibodies are deposited one by one in an ordered pattern, an array, onto a solid support. Next, the sample is added, and any specifically bound proteins are detected and quan...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Immunology - February 7, 2014 Category: Allergy & Immunology 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: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 4, 2014 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Stem cell agency's grants to UCLA help set stage for revolutionary medicine
Scientists from UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research were today awarded grants totaling more than $3.5 million by California's stem cell agency for their ongoing efforts to advance revolutionary stem cell science in medicine.   Recipients of the awards from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) included Lili Yang ($614,400), who researches how stem cells become rare immune cells; Denis Evseenko ($1,146,468), who is studying the biological niche in which stem cells grow into cartilage; Thomas Otis and Bennet Novitch ($1,148,758), who are using new techni...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 29, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hanover Portfolio Acquisitions Changes Its Name to Endonovo Therapeutics
Endonovo Therapeutics, Inc. Is Developing Non-Invasive Treatments for Various Inflammatory, Autoimmune and Degenerative Diseases Using Time-Varying Electromagnetic Fields LOS ANGELES, CA--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Hanover Portfolio Acquis... Devices, Regenerative MedicineEndonovo Therapeutics, Time-Varying Electromagnetic Field (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clinical Research Manager – EMD Serono, Billerica, USA
Added via Nature Jobs. EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA is seeking a Clinical Research Manager to work on therapeutic areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and metabolic endocrinology, as well as oncology and autoimmune/inflammatory diseases. The successful applicant will write scientific rationale for clinical trial protocols, develop clinical development plans and liaise with external experts to accumulate scientific and medical knowledge to support these plans. The deadline for applications is 6 March 2014. For more information, please visit the job advert. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 22, 2014 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Stem Cell Research at PMC Holds Great Potential
The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute in California is moving forward with potentially groundbreaking stem cell mesothelioma research that could dramatically change the treatment of this disease. While mesenchymal stem cells already are utilized in therapies for several autoimmune diseases, the novel research will explore using them for the first time as a vehicle to deliver molecular and gene therapies directly to mesothelioma sites. The goal is to develop a reliable therapy to provide consistent, long-term survival for pleural mesothelioma patients, which currently doesn't exist. The majority of meso...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 16, 2014 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tim Povtak Tags: Research & Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Army medic exposed to uranium in race to raise £25,000 for treatment
Katrina Brown, 31, from Gloucestershire, developed a potentially fatal autoimmune disease after exposure to depleted uranium. She has just weeks left to raise funds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Germs Attack: A Lens into the Molecular Dance - 1/7/14
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have zoomed in on what is going on at the molecular level when the body recognizes and defends against an attack of pathogens, and the findings, they say, could influence how drugs are developed to treat autoimmune diseases. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - January 7, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Chronic Urticaria and AutoimmunityChronic Urticaria and Autoimmunity
Over 50% of cases of chronic urticaria are thought to result from an autoimmune mechanism, and association has been found with thyroid disease, RA, and more. What are the therapeutic implications? Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

How To Build Your Immune System: Diet and Exercise
Many people are familiar with the words, ‘immune system,’ but what do these words actually mean? (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 29, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Autoimmune Diseases Source Type: news

Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells isolated from multiple sclerosis patients have decreased suppressive function
Multiple sclerosis (MS), an inflammatory autoimmune disease affecting more than one million people worldwide, is caused by an immune reaction to myelin proteins, the proteins that help form the myelin insulating substance around nerves. Demyelination and MS are a consequence of this immune reaction. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been considered as an important source for cell therapy for autoimmune diseases such as MS because of their immunosuppressive properties. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

'Oldest case of sarcoidosis' uncovered in French Revolution leader
Maximilien de Robespierre was one of the most influential and best known figures in the French Revolution. A lawyer and politician who was guillotined in 1794, he might also have been the first described case of the rare immune disorder sarcoidosis.The first case of the disease had been published over 100 years after the subject of this latest discovery, in 1877 by a pioneer in the understanding of the autoimmune disorder, Sir Jonathan Hutchinson. He described a 58-year-old coal-wharf worker with purple, symmetrical skin plaques on the legs and hands. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

B cells may be activated in autoimmunity by newly identified immune receptor
A newly identified immune protein influences each person's response to vaccines and risk for autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis, according to a study published by researchers from the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the journal Science Translational Medicine. The protein, called a receptor and part of signaling pathways, also provides a new target for personalized therapies for patients with autoimmune diseases. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Study confirms narcolepsy as an autoimmune disease
A new study that offers some of the most compelling evidence to date for the idea of "mimicry," where the immune system attacks a body protein because of its similarity to a pathogen protein, confirms that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Common disorders: It's not the genes themselves, but how they are controlled
(Case Western Reserve University) Many rare disorders are caused by gene mutation. Yet until now the underlying genetic cause of more common conditions has evaded scientists for years. New research from Case Western Reserve University to appear in Genome Research finds that six common diseases arise from DNA changes located outside genes. The study from the laboratory of Peter Scacheri, PhD, shows that multiple DNA changes, or variants, work in concert to affect genes, leading to autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Incurable autoimmune disorders can be treated successfully with functional medicine
Autoimmune disorders are defined as conditions in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. There are more than 80 types of auto-immune disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, lupus and inflammatory bowel disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Insights into Sleeping Disorder Narcolepsy
It may have its roots in immune system problems, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu), Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Preferable treatment for MS found in allogenic bone marrow stem cells
(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by an immune reaction to myelin proteins that form the myelin insulating substance around nerves, resulting in demyelination. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been considered as an important source for cell therapy for autoimmune diseases such as MS because of their immunosuppressive properties. Researchers compared MSCs isolated from MS patients and from healthy donors to determine if the MSCs from MS patients are immunosuppressively normal or defective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Woman shrinks thyroid nodules with pure nutrition, not meds
I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis. I manage it completely naturally, and my thyroid is producing the proper amounts of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones on its own, without medication. However, since this is an autoimmune disease, the thyroid antibodies produced cause the immune... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms Due to Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease is the number one vector borne spreading epidemic worldwide, and mimics common diseases such as Fibromyalgia (FM), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (myalgic encephalomyelitis), autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and MS, as well as psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - December 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Horowitz, MD Tags: Depression Health Integrative Medicine Memory anxiety autoimmune diseases borne infections borrelia burgdorferi CDC Chronic Fatigue Syndrome chronic pain classification criteria cognitive symptoms common diseases depression and Source Type: news

Experimental compound dramatically reduces joint inflammation
An experimental compound synthesized and developed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has the capacity to significantly reduce joint inflammation in animal models of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that affects more than two million Americans.The study was published recently online ahead of print by the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism.The study showed the compound, known as SR2211, blocked development of virtually all symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in mice within the first eight to ten days of treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

CMV-Seropositivity in Patients With Hashimoto's ThyroiditisCMV-Seropositivity in Patients With Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
New research compares T cell populations in patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis to patients with other T cell-mediated autoimmune diseases. BMC Endocrine Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Causes Muscle Weakness?
Discussion Muscle tone is the slight tension that is felt in a muscle when it is voluntarily relaxed. It can be assessed by asking the patient to relax and then taking the muscles through a range of motion such as moving the wrists, forearm and upper arm. Muscle strength is the muscle’s force against active resistance. Impaired strength is called weakness or paresis. There are 5 levels of muscle strength. 0 = No muscle contraction detected 1 = Barely detected flicker of contraction 2 = Active movement with gravity eliminated 3 = Active movement against gravity 4 = Active movement against gravity and some resistance ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 9, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cancer mutation likely trigger of scleroderma
Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that cancer triggers the autoimmune disease scleroderma, which causes thickening and hardening of the skin and widespread organ damage.A report on the discovery, published in the Dec. 5 issue of Science, also suggests that a normal immune system is critical for preventing the development of common types of cancer.According to researchers, patients with scleroderma often make immune proteins or antibodies to another protein, called RPC1. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Cancer Mutation Likely Trigger of Scleroderma - 12/5/13
Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that cancer triggers the autoimmune disease scleroderma, which causes thickening and hardening of the skin and widespread organ damage. (Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News)
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine News - December 5, 2013 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cancer mutation likely trigger of scleroderma
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins scientists have found evidence that cancer triggers the autoimmune disease scleroderma, which causes thickening and hardening of the skin and widespread organ damage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 5, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Kineta enrols first patient in Phase Ib trial of ShK-186 to treat autoimmune diseases
US-based biotechnology firm Kineta has enrolled the first patient in a Phase Ib clinical trial of its lead drug ShK-186, a novel immune-sparing therapeutic, being developed to treat several autoimmune diseases. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - November 28, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Marijuana has Potential for Autoimmune Disorders Treatment
The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is the first to explore how tiny, yet powerful molecules called microRNAs are influenced by THC. MicroRNAs are a recently discovered class of non-coding RNAs that play a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression. The ability to alter microRNA expression could hold the key to successful treatments for a whole host of autoimmune diseases, including arthritis, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 25, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Marijuana Source Type: news

Autoimmune hepatitis - 2013 Lancet review
In common with many autoimmune diseases, autoimmune hepatitis is associated with non-organ-specific antibodies in the context of hepatic autoimmunity.Autoimmune hepatitis can present in acute or chronic forms. Remission is achievable in up to 85% of cases. For the remaining patients, immunosuppression is an option. Liver transplantation provides an excellent outcome for patients with acute liver failure or complications of end-stage liver disease, including hepatocellular carcinoma. References:Autoimmune hepatitis: The Lancet http://bit.ly/1aApnxp Posted at Clinical Cases and Images. Stay updated and subscribe, follow u...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - November 22, 2013 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Gastroenterology Hepatitis Lancet Review Source Type: news

Sanofi and Regeneron rheumatoid arthritis drug meets goals in Phase 3 trial
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 22, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

3rd Annual World Autoimmune Arthritis Day Event - May 19 -21, 2014
The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis is a 501(c)3 non-profit committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by raising global awareness, providing wellness alternatives, and uniting resources that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 18, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Events Source Type: news

Powerful mechanism discovered that keeps white blood cells from going rogue
The immune system is a double-edged sword. While its primary role is to fight infections, it can also become overactive, leading to problems like allergies and autoimmune diseases.For example, the part of the immune system responsible for resisting parasites acts by releasing white blood cells called eosinophil granulocytes into the blood. But elevated eosinophil levels are also responsible for allergic reactions, including most forms of asthma, gastrointestinal diseases, blood disorders, and cancers.Now a study, led by Dr. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Nontoxic therapy shows encouraging results in blood samples from lupus patients
Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease. This is a positive step toward one day developing a vaccine-like therapy that could keep Lupus in remission in the human body without the use of toxic drugs. The study was published online in Clinical Immunology, the journal of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lupus Source Type: news

Are Women Really the Healthier Sex?
BALTIMORE (MedPage Today) -- Women in general are healthier than men and live longer, but the advantage comes at a price -- an increased risk of autoimmune diseases, a researcher said here. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

New understanding, warning signs, and potential treatments for multiple sclerosis
Scientists are gaining a new level of understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS) that may lead to new treatments and approaches to controlling the chronic disease, according to new research released at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. MS is a severe, often crippling, autoimmune disease caused by the body's immune system attacking the nervous system. Today, more than two million people worldwide suffer from MS and other neuroinflammatory diseases... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Multiple Sclerosis Source Type: news

Discovery could accelerate body's response to infection, autoimmune disorders
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that disrupting the light-dark cycle of mice increased their susceptibility to inflammatory disease, indicating that the production of a key immune cell is controlled by the body's circadian clock. The study published in the journal Science identifies a previously hidden pathway by which the body's circadian clock controls the numbers of key inflammatory cells called interleukin-17-producing CD4+ T helper cells (TH17)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Fetus unlikely to be put at risk by mother's immunosuppressive medications
Women with chronic autoimmune diseases who take immunosuppressive medications during their first trimester of pregnancy are not putting their babies at significantly increased risk of adverse outcomes, according to a Vanderbilt study released online by the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. The paper is one of the first to describe risks for medications used to treat autoimmune diseases when taken during pregnancy, according to first author William Cooper, M.D., MPH, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics and professor of Health Policy at Monroe Carell Jr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Putting the brakes on immunity
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) While the immune system's primary role is to fight infections, it can also become overactive, leading to problems like allergies and autoimmune diseases. Now Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a powerful mechanism that keeps the system from "going rogue." (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

High IgG Signals Autoimmunity in Kids (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High levels of immunoglobulin G (IgG) in children -- and particularly girls -- were associated with the development of autoimmune disease, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Putting Lupus in permanent remission
(Northwestern University) Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Is There a Cure for Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's Disease may be caused by a germ that is present in sick cows, sheep and goats. There is evidence that Crohn's can be treated as an infection, rather than an autoimmune disease. This is my personal story, how I was "cured" of Crohn's. read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - November 10, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Judith Eve Lipton, M.D. Tags: Diet Environment Ethics and Morality Health Source Type: news

Women are more prone to allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases
Ananth Baliga(UPI) -- Which is the healthier sex? A new study suggests adult males are healthier than adult females, who have higher risk of allergies and asthma. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial disturbances in the gut may play a role in autoimmune attacks on the joints
Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, the first demonstration in humans that the chronic inflammatory joint disease may be mediated in part by specific intestinal bacteria. The new findings by laboratory scientists and clinical researchers in rheumatology at NYU School of Medicine add to the growing evidence that the trillions of microbes in our body play an important role in regulating our health... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Mother's immunosuppressive medications not likely to put fetus at risk
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Women with chronic autoimmune diseases who take immunosuppressive medications during their first trimester of pregnancy are not putting their babies at significantly increased risk of adverse outcomes, according to a Vanderbilt study released online by the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news