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New York Academy of Sciences to host conference on myasthenia gravis & related disorders
(New York Academy of Sciences) From May 15th to 17th the New York Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America will host the 13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders. The conference convenes every five years and is the preeminent gathering of basic scientists and clinical researchers to discuss, disseminate, and highlight the advances and challenges of therapies for myasthenia gravis (MG) and related autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Xencor's Lead Drug Candidate, XmAb5871, Receives Orphan Drug Designation from FDA for Treatment of IgG4-Related Disease
MONROVIA, Calif., May 11, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, asthma and allergic d... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Xencor, XmAb, IgG4-Related Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 11, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers identify trigger for autoimmune disease
Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified age-associated B cells are a trigger for autoimmune diseases like lupus and Crohn's disease. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trigger for autoimmune disease identified
Researchers have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Why Chicago firm is looking to sell medical marijuana in western Pennsylvania
Trent Hartley, a Butler native and COO of Chicago-based Cresco Labs, has three children with autoimmune diseases for whom medical marijuana can provide valuable treatment. As a result, getting medical marijuana onto the market for medicinal purposes has become Hartley's profession and given him an emotional investment in his business. Through Cresco Labs, Hartley played a role in Illinois' launch of medical marijuana dispensaries a few years ago. Now, he and the ot her partners at Cresco are looking… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tim Schooley Source Type: news

Trigger for autoimmune disease identified
(National Jewish Health) Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gluten free diet: Nine things YOU should know about coeliac disease and intolerance
A GLUTEN-FREE diet is the only option for people living with coeliac disease - an autoimmune disease which is not an allergy or food intolerance. It is caused by a reaction to gluten which is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Signs that you might have coeliac disease
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder where gluten causes damage to the small intestine. There are 12 symptoms of the disease that could lead to diagnosis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thyroid Disease Linked With Uveitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The conditions may share a common autoimmune pathophysiology (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - May 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Smoking discovery implicated in autoimmune diseases
Researchers have found a link between reduced levels of a cell involved in the development of autoimmune diseases and smoking tobacco. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking decreases MAIT cells, implicated in the pathology of autoimmune diseases
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) New research published in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology provides another reason why smoking tobacco is harmful. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Gene Variant Triggers Autoimmunity, Protects Against Malaria Gene Variant Triggers Autoimmunity, Protects Against Malaria
An unusual mutation in the B-cell activating factor gene increases risk for SLE and MS while possibly decreasing risk for malaria, and could inform drug selection for the autoimmune diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Do YOU suffer from leaky gut syndrome? Mysterious illness could be linked to bowel disease
LEAKY GUT SYNDROME is not yet an accepted condition in conventional medicine - but a doctor has said people suffering symptoms linked to autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, or even inflammatory bowel disease, could benefit from a test. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Radiant Bride With Alopecia Refused To Wear A Wig To Her Wedding
Bald is beautiful ― just ask bride Kylie Bamberger. "The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow." ⛈ Feeling those unicorn vibes A post shared by Kylie Bamberger (@kyliebamberger) on Feb 1, 2017 at 4:50pm PST By the time she was a sophomore in high school, Bamberger had lost the majority of her hair due to alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. And it wasn’t just the hair on her head that fell out. It was her eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair too.  For years, Bamberger tried to cover up her hair loss with short haircuts, hats and eventually wigs ― that is, until colleg...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert unravels disease that took the hearing of world-famos painter
Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. In 1793, Goya, then 46, came down with a severe, undiagnosed illness. His hearing never returned. Now, a hearing expert has developed a diagnosis. She thinks Goya likely suffered from an autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis on the face: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that effects the skin, causing itchy and painful patches to form. Learn more about how it can affect the face. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Expert unravels disease that took the hearing of world-famous painter
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Francisco Goya is the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th century. In 1793, Goya, then 46, came down with a severe, undiagnosed illness. His hearing never returned. Now, a hearing expert has developed a diagnosis. She thinks Goya likely suffered from an autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Researchers find key mechanism to control antibody production
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) The study may hold implications in future clinical applications concerning more efficient vaccine development or treatment of autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 27, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists using high tech microscope find clues to an autoimmune disease
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Using a unique microscope capable of illuminating living cell structures in great detail, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found clues into how a destructive autoimmune disease works, setting the stage for more discoveries in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Study found less disability, lower risk of early deathSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Rheumatoid Arthritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Treatment Equals Better Results for Rheumatoid Arthritis
TUESDAY, April 25, 2017 -- Treating rheumatoid arthritis early may make for better outcomes, a new study suggests. Patients who were treated within six months of developing the first signs of the autoimmune disease did better in the long run and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Unravelling a mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
Ahead of MS Awareness Week, an international team of researchers has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Research moves closer to unraveling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
A new study has made a major new discovery towards finding the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), potentially paving the way for research to investigate new treatments. Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today, an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism - an underlying defect in brain cells - that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Research moves closer to unravelling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
(University of Exeter) Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Research moves closer to unraveling mystery cause of multiple sclerosis
(University of Exeter) Ahead of MS Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday, April 24), an international team involving the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Alberta has discovered a new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may cause the disease, and a potential hallmark that may be a target for future treatment of the autoimmune disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Antibody delivery mediated by recombinant adeno-associated virus
(Bentham Science Publishers) Monoclonal antibody (mAb) based-therapies have revolutionized treatments of cancer and autoimmune diseases because of their specificity and limited toxicity (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘Genetic scalpel’ can manipulate the microbiome, Yale study shows
The gut microbiome is crucial to health, encompassing bacterial communities that possess a hundred times more genes than the human genome. Its complexity has hampered investigation of possible roles of the microbiome in a host of maladies, including infectious and autoimmune diseases, obesity, and even behavioral disorders. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

New hope for drugs to prevent some forms of dementia
Drugs stopped neurodegeneration during study on mice Related items fromOnMedica Statins may influence risk of Alzheimer ’s Noisy hospitals can accelerate decline in dementia Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems Autoimmune disease might be linked to dementia risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Master detox molecule boosts immune defenses
Scientists have discovered an unknown molecular mechanism promoting the activation of the human immune system. The team has been studying the glutathione molecule known for its role in cleaning the body from harmful metabolic wastes and revealed that glutathione also stimulates T cells energy metabolism. This discovery offers perspectives to develop new therapeutic strategies for targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
Researchers have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Master detox molecule boosts immune defenses
(Luxembourg Institute of Health) Scientists of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) have discovered an unknown molecular mechanism promoting the activation of the human immune system. The team has been studying the glutathione molecule known for its role in cleaning the body from harmful metabolic wastes and revealed that glutathione also stimulates T cells energy metabolism. This discovery offers perspectives to develop new therapeutic strategies for targeting cancer and autoimmune diseases. The scientists publish their findings in Immunity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Researchers describe ultrasensitive detection of protein linked to multiple autoimmune diseases
(Rockefeller University Press) Researchers in France have developed a new method that will allow doctors to detect minute amounts of a protein called interferon- in patient samples. The technique, which is described in the study 'Detection of interferon- protein reveals differential levels and cellular sources in disease' published April 18 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, will aid the diagnosis and treatment of numerous autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and dermatomyositis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Synthetic sugar against autoimmune diseases
Researchers are working on an innovative approach to treat a rare autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, using a kind of molecular sponge made of sugar to remove pathogenic antibodies from the bloodstream. Developed to treat anti-MAG neuropathy, the approach also has potential applications in the treatment of other autoimmune diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Breakdown of neutrophil protein causes severe autoimmune disease of blood vessels
Patients with a severe autoimmune disease that attacks the blood vessels lack the membrane form of a protein (SEMA4D) found in white blood cells, research reveals. The absence of membrane-bound SEMA4D prevents inflammation from being restrained in these patients, while increased soluble SEMA4D upregulates inflammatory signaling. The findings suggest SEMA4D could not only be used as a marker of disease but could also be targeted as a novel form of therapy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Immunity against melanoma is only skin deep
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) Researchers at Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center find that unique immune cells, called resident memory T cells, do an outstanding job of preventing melanoma in patients who develop the autoimmune disease, vitiligo. Using mouse models, the study demonstrates for the first time that resident memory T cells are generated in response to a tumor, naturally as a result of autoimmune vitiligo, and serve a critical role in protecting against future tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Common Viral Infection Could Trigger Celiac Disease
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Common Viral Infection Could Trigger Celiac Disease
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I’m 33, But My Autoimmune Disease Makes My Body Feel Like I’m 70
As told to Carina Storrs Jennifer Pellegrin, 33, found out she had psoriatic arthritis at a doctor’s visit for an unrelated procedure. At first, she did not think much of the diagnosis or fully understand how it would change her life. But seeing family members cope with the disease opened her eyes to its devastating effects. Now, she finds strength by helping others and credits the autoimmune disease for helping her become the person she is today. At first, being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis didn’t seem so bad. But that just shows how little I knew about the disease back then. My primary care doctor decid...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mild Viral Infection May Trigger Celiac Disease Years Later Mild Viral Infection May Trigger Celiac Disease Years Later
Reovirus infection induced an autoimmune response against gluten in mice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Autoimmunity Pegged as a Rare Cause of Sky-high Triglycerides Autoimmunity Pegged as a Rare Cause of Sky-high Triglycerides
Severe hypertriglyceridemia, often genetic, sometimes can be autoimmune, suggests research that apparently identified the disorder in six patients, four of whom had clinical autoimmune diseases.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - April 7, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

GP1HBP1 Autoantibodies Implicated in Hypertriglyceridemia
(MedPage Today) -- Autoantibodies discovered in some patients without overt autoimmune disease (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

[Perspective] How infection can incite sensitivity to food
Immune tolerance to dietary antigens is key to preventing undesirable responses to innocuous antigens ingested with food. On page 44 of this issue, Bouziat et al. (1) report how viral infection may break oral tolerance to dietary proteins. The findings provide an explanation for the known epidemiological association between viral infections and the onset of food sensitivities, such as celiac disease. The results are of great interest considering the recent increase in prevalence of food allergies and autoimmune disorders, which suggests an unknown environmental risk modifier. Authors: Elena F. Verdu, Alberto Caminero (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Elena F. Verdu Tags: Immunology Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Can lifestyle changes help with MS?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. It occurs more frequently in women than men and is among the most common causes of neurological disability in young adults. "It tends to strike people in early adulthood," explains Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover a new cause of high plasma triglycerides
People with hypertriglyceridemia often are told to change their diet and lose weight. But a high-fat diet isn ’t necessarily the cause for everyone with the condition.UCLA researchers have discovered a subset of people with hypertriglyceridemia whose bodies produce autoantibodies — immune-response molecules that attack their own proteins — causing high levels of triglycerides in the blood.Hypertriglyceridemia, which can increase risk of both cardiovascular disease and pancreatitis, is often caused by or exacerbated by uncontrolled diabetes or obesity. High plasma triglyceride levels can also be caused by ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

RA medicines often demonstrate far greater benefits to patients than initially understood
In thelast decade, new therapies to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a progressive and painful autoimmune disorder, have expanded patients ’ treatment options and significantly improved outcomes, helping people with RA achieve disease remission, avoid disability and experience an improved quality of life. And since the approval of these therapies and biologics, clinical evidence has grown, and these treatments are demonstrating far g reater benefits to patients than understood at the time of their initial approval. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Value Rheumatoid Arthritis Value-Driven Health Care The Value Collaborative Source Type: news

Corbus says anti-inflammatory drug will enter late-stage trial this year
Norwood-based Corbus Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday that it plans to launch a Phase 3 trial of its sole drug in development in the fourth quarter of 2017, paving the way for a possible FDA filing in 2019. Corbus (Nasdaq: CRBP), the state’s top-performing public biotech last year, said that it planned to advance its anti-inflammatory drug anabasum into a single, year-long Phase 3 study for the treatment of scleroderma, a rare autoimmune disease. There is currently no approved treatment for the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis in pictures: Different types and symptoms
Psoriasis is a common autoimmune disease that causes changes in the skin. In this article, learn about the different types and how they are managed. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: The Unknown of an Autoimmune Disease
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Biomarker found that could help predict the onset of Type 1 diabetes
A significant finding has been made that has the potential to contribute to the identification of biological markers that predict the development of Type 1 diabetes, a chronic autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news