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Study Finds Strong Link Between Zika And Guillain-Barre Syndrome
A comparison of rates of Guillain-Barre syndrome before and after Zika arrived in seven countries has found a strong association between the virus and the illness, researchers from the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday. The current Zika outbreak was first detected in Brazil last year and has since spread across the Americas and the Caribbean. Pregnant women are considered to be at greatest risk because the virus can cause severe birth defects, including microcephaly, which is marked by small head size and underdeveloped brains. In Brazil, Zika has been linked to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly. The f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga And Celiac Disease
I was diagnosed with celiac disease ("celiac") in 2012. As a result, my life changed dramatically. What I thought would be a diet change turned out to be a lifestyle change affecting every part of my life - family, social, travel, and work. My symptoms ranged from the traditional gastrointestinal symptoms to extreme fatigue, lactose intolerance, and vitamin D insufficiency. Four years later, planning and preparing meals and monitoring and managing symptoms are now a normal part of my daily life. The new normal. Celiac is a genetic, systemic autoimmune disorder caused by exposure to gluten. Gluten is a protein fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is lupus? As Selena Gomez takes time off to deal with her disease, we explain its paralyzing side effects
When Selena Gomez cancelled her tour, there was a 250 per cent spike in Google searches for 'what is lupus'. Here, we explain the implications of the chronic autoimmune disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The link between Hashimoto's disease and brain health
(NaturalNews) Hashimoto's disease, also called Hashimoto's thyroiditis, is currently the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. But, did you know that this autoimmune disease can threaten your brain health?Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, has become increasingly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selena Gomez Says She's Taking Time Off To Deal With Side Effects Of Lupus
Selena Gomez announced Tuesday in a statement that she is taking time off to focus on her “health and happiness.”  “As many of you know, around a year ago I revealed that I have lupus, an illness that can affect people in different ways,” Gomez told People exclusively. “I’ve discovered that anxiety, panic attacks and depression can be side effects of lupus, which can present their own challenges.” The “Hands to Myself” singer revealed her diagnosis last October after about two years of speculation that the 24-year-old was suffering from lupus. Gomez told Billb...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Competing For The Big Prize: Excerpt From'Hood '
How does the immune system work? How does it distinguish between friend and foe—the foreign structures worthy of attack, and the healthy tissues to leave alone? What makes the immune system go haywire and start attacking healthy nerve tissue, causing autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis? How does the immune system retain a“memory” to recognize and attack invaders years after an initial exposure? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Timmerman Source Type: news

In Klinefelter Syndrome Patients, What are the Common Behavioral Problems?
Discussion Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a common genetic abnormaly with a prevalence of 1 in ~650 male births. It was first described in 1942 by Dr. Harry Klinefelter. It is associated with at least one extra X chromosome with the most common karyotype (~80% of patients) being 47 XXY. Other karyotypes are seen along with mosaicism. It is believed that although it is very prevalent, only about 25-33% of people with KS are identified. About 10% are identified before puberty with the rest usually identified because of hypogonadism and tall stature especially in teenage years or due to infertility in adulthood. KS is diagnosed...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Power Of The Gut
As an integrative medicine physician, I stay current with scientific research relevant to patient health in my clinical practice. Over the past two decades, I began seeing an increasing incidence of hormonal and immune dysregulations in my patients. Also, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and obesity began showing up in unprecedented numbers. A few years ago, I became aware of the ongoing research on the human gut microbiome. Much of the published researched explained what I was seeing in my clinical practice as linked to a disrupted gut biome. As I began applying the recommended protocols to healing the microbio...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being Clear about Patient Needs in Psoriasis
This study would be impossible to coordinate alone and the fact we have been able to collaborate with industry means we now have specific data on this and we can begin to address this problem.”Furthermore, a well-informed and empowered patient population has benefits for all stakeholders, adds Hughes.“The plain and simple fact is that when people become more informed about the disease, they will understand that a range of treatments are available and it’s about finding the right one for them.”From a survey to an endpointFindings from the survey are also being prepared for submission to scientific jo...
Source: EyeForPharma - August 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Danielle Barron Source Type: news

Asthma and allergies are less common among Amish children because of exposure to animal microbes, scientists say
(NaturalNews) Many have speculated about the causes behind the exceptional health outcomes in the Amish community, where autoimmune disease, allergies, asthma and other chronic health conditions are virtually nonexistent. One formidable explanation is that the Amish don't vaccinate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conditions with Confusing Names
Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondylitis & Spondylosis These four conditions affect the lumbar spine and may be confusing. What is the difference between spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spondylitis, and spondylosis? Spondylolysis (pars interarticularis Defect) - Used to describe the anatomic defect or break of the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. Spondylolysis usually occurs in the lower lumbar spine, especially the L5 vertebrae. It usually appears as a radiolucent gap on lateral X-ray. It occurs in about 5% of the population; it is not present at birth but develops over time and may run in fam...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Horrific reaction to steroids leaves mother feeling like she's 'been stung by 1,000 bees'
Beth White, 33, from Texas, suffered from Red Skin Syndrome after doctors lowered the dose of life-saving steroids she was given to protect her lungs from an autoimmune disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus
Contact: Sarah Avery Phone: 919-660-1306 Email:sarah.avery@duke.eduhttps://www.dukehealth.orgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016DURHAM, N.C. – Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in mice.The molecules, called polymers, have commonly been used in gene-transfer experiments because they bind to the nucleic acid in DNA and RNA. When deployed directly in mice with lupus or an acute flu infection, the polymers home in on the DNA and RNA refuse fro...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - August 18, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Court Says Pfizer's Biosimilar of J & J's Remicade Doesn't Infringe Patent
Pfizer ’s lower-priced version of Johnson& Johnson ’s blockbuster autoimmune disease drug Remicade doesn’t infringe a patent, a federal court ruled, potentially clearing the way for the drug’s sale in October. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Safer bone marrow transplants 'could revolutionise arthritis treatment'
Scientists have found a way of making bone marrow transplants much safer - a development that could have far-reaching consequences for the treatment ofarthritis and many other diseases. The research from the Stanford University School of Medicine in the US remains in its early stages, but could potentially accelerate progress towards curing a wide range of chronic conditions. A new frontier for blood stem cell transplantation Bone marrow transplantation is also known as blood stem cell transplantation and can be a powerful tool in providing a longer-term solution for various conditions. However, to successfully transplant ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 14, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Epigenetics: The Keeper of the Code
In recent years, attention has increasingly turned away from DNA's code and toward the way that DNA is packaged and the proteins that interact with it. These so-called epigenetic factors are heritable, reversible, and hugely influential. Over the past few decades, epigenetics has become a hot scientific topic. With potential roles in cancer, neuropsychiatric disorders, and immune disorders, it is no surprise that epigenetics is garnering such intense attention. The way in which genes are expressed is incredibly complex; it requires the infinitely detailed coordination of multiple molecular players. Epigenetics creates...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research supports targeting enzyme group to treat autoimmune diseases
New research has shown that targeting a specific group of enzymes could be a viable strategy for treating autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis, which affect millions of people.  (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - August 11, 2016 Category: Research Source Type: news

Gene patterns may explain brain's Alzheimer's vulnerability
Conclusion This type of exploratory science is needed to fully understand complex diseases such as Alzheimer's, which so far have not responded well to treatment. The more we know about how a disease begins and develops, the better chance scientists have of finding ways to treat or prevent it. This research explores one possible contributing factor to Alzheimer's disease. It doesn't provide an early way of telling who will get it – the theory is that everyone has similar regions in their brains that are more vulnerable to protein overgrowth than other regions. And this is not an easy option for a treatmen...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

NIH-funded study supports surgery as treatment for myasthenia gravis
Autoimmune disease causes muscle weakness and fatigue. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 11, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded study supports surgery as treatment for myasthenia gravis
In a global study of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue, researchers found that surgical removal of an organ called the thymus reduced patients ’ weakness, and their need for immunosuppressive drugs. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: NINDS Press Releases and News: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
Source: NINDS Press Releases and News: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - August 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

How to engineer a stronger immune system
With a trick of engineering, scientists have improved a potential weapon against inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Their work could one day benefit patients who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease or organ transplant rejection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Promising new treatment for lupus on the horizon
A drug originally used to boost the immune system is showing promise as a potential new treatment for lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the body's own organs and tissues. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How Much Omega-3 vs Omega-6
All the so-called “nutrition experts” telling us to eat unsaturated fats instead of saturated fats are missing the point. There are natural saturated fats that are perfectly healthy to eat… and manufactured unsaturated fats that are at the root cause of many of our health problems. That’s because it’s the ratio of omega-6 fats and omega-3 fats in our modern diet that’s actually the problem. Let me explain… Omega Fatty Acids In Our Diet Omega-6s are fatty acids commonly found in vegetable oils. That includes safflower, sunflower, corn, cottonseed, sesame and soybean. They’re...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 8, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

7 Infections Athletes Could Get From Rio's Contaminated Waters
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/03/2016 06:02 PM EDT on LiveScience The coastal waters around Rio de Janeiro, where many Olympic water competitions will soon take place, are reportedly teeming with harmful viruses and bacteria. So what illnesses might people catch if they swallow some of the water? If the water has been contaminated with raw sewage, as has been reported, then a number of common pathogens could be lurking there and make people ill, experts say. “There are many types of microbes in raw sewage that have the potential to cause human disease,” said Stephen Morse, a professor of epid...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

[Podcast] Science Signaling Podcast for 2 August 2016: Patient-specific protein complexes
A technique for identifying patient-specific protein complexes reveals altered signaling in T cells from patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - August 3, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Adam G. Schrum Steven C. Neier, Annalisa M. VanHook Source Type: news

Should Women Have Breast Implants Removed?
It was a story with a bit of irony, as well as ominous health warnings. Crystal Hefner, the 30-year-old wife of Playboy magazine mogul Hugh Hefner, announced in a story in People magazine last month that she'd had her breast implants removed because they were making her sick. Hefner posted a photo of her post-surgery self on Instagram with the caption, "Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me." The former model, now a DJ, was diagnosed a few months back with Lyme disease. Her symptoms included intolerance to foods and beverages as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Hefn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccine Safe in Females With Autoimmune Disease HPV Vaccine Safe in Females With Autoimmune Disease
A large study of the HPV vaccine in females with preexisting autoimmune disorder found no suggestion that the vaccine could trigger further autoimmunity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New light shed on causes of autoimmune disease
A new study reveals a surprising twist in immune biology, suggesting that members of a cluster of microRNAs work together throughout the different stages of immune cell generation. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Potential new way to sway the immune system
A new international collaboration opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of vaccines or to counter autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vaccines of the Future: New Tools to Treat Cancer and More
New vaccines are being developed to treat cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases. WebMD explains how they work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HPV vaccine found safe in girls and women with autoimmune diseases
(Wiley) In a recent study of girls and women diagnosed with at least one autoimmune disease, vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) did not increase the risk of developing another autoimmune disease. In fact, being vaccinated was associated with a slightly reduced risk compared with not being vaccinated. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Found: A potential new way to sway the immune system
(Scripps Research Institute) A new international collaboration involving scientists at The Scripps Research Institute opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of vaccines or to counter autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 1, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Synthetic vaccine particles immune tolerance mechanism published in Nature Nanotechnology
(The Yates Network) Preclinical studies show that Selecta Biosciences' proprietary immune therapies use a targeted mechanism of action to improve the efficacy and safety of biologic therapeutics and to address autoimmune diseases and allergies. The company is developing targeted antigen-specific immune therapies for rare and serious diseases. The data in Nature Nanotechnology support Selecta's lead clinical program, showing Selecta's SVP-Rapamycin induces antigen-specific immune tolerance and prevents the formation of anti-drug antibodies to biologic drugs, including pegsiticase (gout) and adalimumab (rheumatoid arthritis)...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients?
When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the asphalt burning my feet as I stood, paralyzed, and watched the paramedics take away my father. It was as if I knew those flashing lights were a harbinger that my childhood was over. At the hospital, a surgeon performed "minor" elective bowel surgery on my young dad. The surgeon made an error, and instead of my father coming home to the "welcome home" banners we'd painted, he died. The medical care system failed my father miserably. Then the medical ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, You Don’t Have To Have Celiac Disease To Have A Wheat Sensitivity
People who don’t have a diagnosis for celiac disease or a wheat allergy may face a lot of scorn and derision for claiming to be sensitive to wheat products, skipping pasta and bread.  But a new study by scientists at Columbia University may explain why certain grain products can cause intestinal discomfort in some people, even if they don’t have a widely-recognized medical condition. It may also present doctors with a new way to test for this non-celiac wheat sensitivity, which for now has no diagnostic measure and must be assessed clinically, according to a person’s symptoms. Not everyone who feels ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tracking How HIV Disrupts Immune System Informs Vaccine Development
Contact: Samiha Khanna Phone: 919-419-5069 Email: samiha.khanna@duke.edu https://www.dukehealth.org EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 2 p.m. (ET) on Friday, July 29, 2016 DURHAM, N.C. -- One of the main mysteries confounding development of an HIV vaccine is why some people infected with the virus make the desired antibodies after several years, but a vaccine can ’t seem to induce the same response. A research team led by scientists at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute has been unraveling that mystery, detailing new insights in a study published July 29 in the journal Science Immunology. Studying 100 HIV-infected peo...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - July 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Approach targets autoimmunity
Researchers developed a strategy to treat a rare autoimmune disease called pemphigus vulgaris and demonstrated its potential in a mouse model. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Autoimmune Diseases: All You Need to Know
Learn about autoimmune diseases, whereby the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. Examples include celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Immune System / Vaccines Source Type: news

Zoe Saldana has Hashimoto's thyroiditis
"Star Trek Beyond" star Zoe Saldana has revealed that she has an autoimmune disease. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"It's A Scandal" -Daryl Hall on Doctors Denying Chronic Lyme
Growing up a musically-obsessed child in the 80's, Daryl Hall was one of my biggest inspirations. A masterful, inventive songwriter with an ocean of soul, he set me on the path to being an artist, to never waste a word, and to sing because I mean it. With six number ones and five additional top ten hits throughout the 70's and 80's Daryl Hall and John Oates are the number one duo in music history. Still at the top of his game at 69 years old, Daryl has won legions of new fans with his hit MTV Live show Live From Daryl's House. In February of 2015, at my very sickest from chronic Lyme and Bartonella, after it was missed b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Michigan wife selflessly volunteers to donate a life-saving KIDNEY to her mother-in-law
Abbey and Neil Sladick of Norton Shores, Michigan, were married last year. While they were dating, his stepmother Cheryl Sladick was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that damaged her kidneys. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism: Too Much Of A Good Thing
By: Dr. Alan Christianson When someone you know is living with hypothyroidism, it can be tempting to think that if only the doctor would prescribe an extra helping of thyroid hormone, your friend or loved one would feel so much better and would enjoy life more. And in some cases, an extra helping might be in order. In other cases, not so much. Too much thyroid hormone can actually be dangerous, which is why doctors are loathe to bump the levothyroxin dosage up an extra 25 micrograms or so for one of their patients who's still experiencing hypothyroid symptoms. Tests always come first, and there's a good reason for that....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

M&As this week: Epiva Biosciences, Nichi-iko Pharma, Cell Medica
Immunobiotic therapeutics developer Epiva Biosciences has merged with immune-microbiome company Evelo Biosciences to develop new therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

M&As this week: Epiva Biosciences, Ningbo Medical System Biotechnology, Martindale Pharmaceuticals
Epiva Biosciences has merged with Evelo Biosciences INC to create an immune-microbiome company for the development of therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

M & As this week: Epiva Biosciences, Nichi-iko Pharma, Cell Medica
Immunobiotic therapeutics developer Epiva Biosciences has merged with immune-microbiome company Evelo Biosciences to develop new therapeutics for cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zika epidemic has peaked and may run its course within 18 months, say experts
Researchers have created a model of the virus, currently circulating in more than 35 countries in the Americas, to explore how the epidemic will play out The Zika virus epidemic in Latin America is likely to run its course within the next 18 months, according to a study by researchers in the UK and US.Zika is currently circulating in more than 35 countries in the Americas and is primarily spread by mosquitoes. It is believed to cause the birth defect microcephaly, that results in babies being born with and unusually small head and possible damage to the brain, as well as the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndro...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Zika virus Infectious diseases Science Medical research World news Americas Microbiology Source Type: news

Is Peace Possible?
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.” –Jalaluddin Rumi Violence and incidents of terrorism on the planet are escalating, making our inquiry into the question Is Peace Possible? timely and deeply compelling. Perhaps the best definition of peace we've ever heard is the one USM's Founder, John-Roger, has given: "Peace is the cessation of against-ness." Now, the way some people deal with definitions is to either agree or disagree with them. And usually if we agree, we decide that the definition is true; whereas if we disagree, it's untrue. This may s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of mechanisms triggering excess antibody production during chronic infection
Some autoimmune diseases and persistent infections are characterized by high levels of antibodies in the blood. But what are the causes of this hypergammaglobulinemia? Medical researchers have successfully identified the mechanisms triggering the phenomenon. For the first time ever, they have established a link between B-cell activation by a protein -- type 1 interferon -- and unusually high antibody levels. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nerve Zap Eased Rheumatoid Arthritis in Small Study
TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 -- Electronic stimulation of a nerve running from the brain to the gut may help ease stubborn symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, preliminary research suggests. The study, of 17 adults with the painful autoimmune disease,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Discovery of mechanisms triggering excess antibody production during chronic infection
(Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS) Some autoimmune diseases and persistent infections are characterized by high levels of antibodies in the blood. But what are the causes of this hypergammaglobulinemia? A team headed by INRS's Professor Simona Stäger has successfully identified the mechanisms triggering the phenomenon. For the first time ever, she has established a link between B-cell activation by a protein -- type 1 interferon -- and unusually high antibody levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news