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Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice
The colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease, researchers report. Increases in the levels of segmented filamentous bacteria can trigger changes in the lymphoid tissue of the mouse gut that result in the production of antibodies that attack components of the cell nucleus. This type of damage is a hallmark of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis where organs throughout the body are damaged by wayward immune responses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gut microbes trigger autoimmune disease later in life in mice
(EMBO) Researchers have revealed that the colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease. Increases in the levels of segmented filamentous bacteria can trigger changes in the lymphoid tissue of the mouse gut that result in the production of antibodies that attack components of the cell nucleus. This type of damage is a hallmark of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria
Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a bit hyperbolic, seriously onto something: Maintaining a healthy balance of "good" gut bacteria in the digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. Disturbances in the gut microbiome -- a collection of trillions of bacteria and other microbes -- are often present in patients for a number of seemingly unrelated diseases. For example, some research shows that up to nine out of 10 people with an autism spectrum disorder also have inflammatory bowel disease or ano...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
A protein widely known for suppressing tumor formation also helps prevent autoimmune diseases and other problems by putting the brakes on the immune response. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 15, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Study Finds
Asians, Hispanics most likely to survive the autoimmune disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toxic herbicide triggers leaky gut and brain damage
(NaturalNews) This is a warning for all of humanity. Since 1974, we are seeing a dramatic rise in chronic diseases such as, autism, cancer and a wide variety of autoimmune and metabolic disorders. And, according to undeniable statistics, the cause is directly connected to the growing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered that a protein widely known for suppressing tumor formation also helps prevent autoimmune diseases and other problems by putting the brakes on the immune response. The research was published recently online ahead of print in the scientific journal Nature Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Tumor suppressor protein plays key role in maintaining immune balance
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists show that the PTEN tumor suppressor protein is essential for proper regulatory T cell function; discovery offers new focus for improving treatment of autoimmune diseases. (Hongbo Chi, PhD) (Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - January 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Adaptive Biotechnologies Acquires Sequenta, Could Disrupt Disease Detection
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation is buying Sequenta Inc. for an undisclosed sum to create a new company that uses powerful immunosequencing techniques to diagnose and fight cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - January 9, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

People with type 1 diabetes are living longer
Better blood sugar control may be the key to longer survival Ninety years ago, type 1 diabetes was a death sentence: half of people who developed it died within two years; more than 90% were dead within five years. Thanks to the introduction of insulin therapy in 1922, and numerous advances since then, many people with type 1 diabetes now live into their 50s and beyond. But survival in this group still falls short of that among people without diabetes. A Scottish study published this week in JAMA shows that at the age of 20, individuals with type 1 diabetes on average lived 12 fewer years than 20-year-olds without it. A se...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard LeWine, M.D. Tags: Diabetes type 1 diabetes Source Type: news

Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia: Associations, OutcomesNonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia: Associations, Outcomes
Is idiopathic NSIP a first manifestation of an underlying systemic autoimmune disease? BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Stress can be a factor for developing diabetes, autoimmune diseases
Recurring stress can trigger insulin resistance, hypertension, abdominal fat deposition, researchers say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death
Andrea Beaton was being practical. One of the final requirements of the global health track of her general pediatric residency program was spending eight weeks working in a developing country. Knowing that a leader at her next employer already was doing amazing work in Uganda, off she went to that impoverished-yet-improving African nation. Her aim was studying a rare heart muscle disease. Instead, she was overwhelmed by something so basic, so simple. Sore throats. In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

immunoLink Therapies-Intitial Products
Feeling and performing your best depends on balanced immunity and stem cell vitality Your current investment in exercise, healthy diet and supplements are aiming you towards what we call the immunoLink sweet spot. If you have hit the bull’s eye, you would be seeking ways to stay there, because this is where you feel awesomely great and are most productive. If you have never been there, now is the time. Illness, injury and medical procedures push you from the spot, but if you are near or on it, your recovery will be faster and more complete. The far reaches of the immunoLink Spectrum represent a cold wasteland of misery a...
Source: Neuromics - December 18, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: autoimmune disease Autoimmunity Curcumin immune response immune system immune system boosters stem cell activation stem cell activators stem cell boosters stem-kine StemTrophin Source Type: news

immunoLink Therapies-Initial Products
Feeling and performing your best depends on balanced immunity and stem cell vitality Your current investment in exercise, healthy diet and supplements are aiming you towards what we call the immunoLink sweet spot. If you have hit the bull’s eye, you would be seeking ways to stay there, because this is where you feel awesomely great and are most productive. If you have never been there, now is the time. Illness, injury and medical procedures push you from the spot, but if you are near or on it, your recovery will be faster and more complete. The far reaches of the immunoLink Spectrum represent a cold wasteland of misery a...
Source: Neuromics - December 18, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: autoimmune disease Autoimmunity Curcumin immune response immune system immune system boosters stem cell activation stem cell activators stem cell boosters stem-kine StemTrophin Source Type: news

Do Autoimmune Diseases Begin in the Gut?Do Autoimmune Diseases Begin in the Gut?
Dr Stephen Paget discusses the role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in rheumatologic disorders. Medscape Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Rheumatology Headlines - December 18, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

5 Important Things You Probably Didn't Know About Vitamin D
When it comes to getting the nutrients and minerals our bodies need, vitamin D should not be overlooked. You might know that this fat-soluble nutrient helps keep your bones strong, but it does so much more. Some of its benefits may even surprise you. Here are five interesting facts about vitamin D, and how you can make sure you are receiving an adequate amount. 1. You get it through diet and sunlight. Vitamin D is known as the "sunshine" vitamin because when your skin is exposed to the sun, your body manufactures it. Many people only need about 15 minutes of sun three times a week for their bodies to make adequate amoun...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inflammasome Activation and Rheumatic Disease: Six Basic Points
(MedPage Today) -- A new target for autoimmune disorder therapies. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - December 12, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

North Texas Fracking Zone Sees Growing Health Worries
This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. DALLAS—Propped up on a hospital bed, Taylor Ishee listened as his mother shared a conviction that choked her up. His rare cancer had a cause, she believes, and it wasn’t genetics. Others in Texas have drawn the same conclusions about their confounding illnesses. Jana DeGrand, who suffered a heart attack and needed both her gallbladder and her appendix removed. Rebecca Williams, fighting off unexplained rashes, sharp headaches and repeated bouts of pneumonia. Maile Bush, who needed ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Autoimmune Disease Diagnostics Market By Product (Systemic, Localized,...
Autoimmune disease diagnostics market will be worth $14.17billion in 2020. View full report with TOC -...(PRWeb December 11, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/autoimmune-disease/diagnostics-market-growth/prweb12388722.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New signaling role for key protein may contribute to wound healing, tumor growth
A key protein may represent a new way to use the immune system to speed healing and counter inflammatory, infectious and autoimmune diseases, according to study. The current study results revolve around proteinases, enzymes that break down proteins as part of cellular life. Matrix metalloproteinases or MMPs specifically target the extracellular matrix, the non-cell, structural framework within tissues. Beyond that role, the new study found that one member of this family, MMP-2, has another signaling role related to the human immune system. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 5, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

New signaling role for key protein may contribute to wound healing, tumor growth
(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) A key protein may represent a new way to use the immune system to speed healing and counter inflammatory, infectious and autoimmune diseases, according to study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the December issue of Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 5, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Temporarily Had A Physical Disability
By Julia Reinstein As a person who has been able-bodied my whole life, I thought I was having one of those nightmares where you can't move or run away. It took me half an hour to realize that I was, in fact, awake. This was real. It was the spring of my sophomore year of college when I contracted Löfgren syndrome, an acute autoimmune disease that attacked the fat cells in my joints, particularly my knees. My legs swelled up like tree trunks and I broke out in nasty red bumps that felt hot to the touch. Every morning, I would wake up with legs so stiff and pained that I would only gain the strength to walk after several ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #6: Redefine Your Role
There's something about illness and injury that messes not just with your body, but with your whole sense of identity. And the longer and more profoundly you're oppressed by physical limitations, the more vulnerable and disempowered you can feel. If you throw your back out or break your leg, you'll immediately experience the reality shift that comes with significant physical limitation. And if you've ever suffered a high fever or a bout of food poisoning, you know that's all it takes to turn a confident and competent adult into a helpless, whimpering child. Any acute illness or injury can smack you down in ways that temp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Should Be a Pegan -- Part Two
In part one of this blog, I discussed how both paleo and vegan camps cherry pick research to substantiate their beliefs, and how the truth oftentimes lies between the lines. Looking beyond this confusion, what's an eater to do? I vote for being a pegan or paleo-vegan, which is what I have chosen for myself and recommend for most of my patients. Keep in mind that most of us need to personalize the approach depending on our health conditions, preferences and needs. What is a pegan?  Well since I just made it up, I guess it's up to me to define. Let's focus first on what is in common between paleo and vegan (healthy vegan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes Vaccine Safe in Patients With Arthritis on BiologicsHerpes Vaccine Safe in Patients With Arthritis on Biologics
Patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are more prone to getting herpes zoster than the general population, but these patients can be safely vaccinated, a new study has suggested. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Beyond vitamin D: Sunlight exposure reduces weight gain and helps stop diabetes
(NaturalNews) In recent years, health experts have emphasized the importance of increasing blood levels of vitamin D as a way to prevent not just bone and tooth disorders but also autoimmune disease, cancer and many other chronic health conditions. Yet, rather than recommending that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nervous system may play bigger role in infections than previously known
The nervous system may play a bigger role in infections and autoimmune diseases than previously known. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 26, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Breath test for Type 1 diabetes could spot signs in children before they develop symptoms
Oxford University researchers are developing a hand-held device which could quickly identify the autoimmune disease, potentially saving many lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nervous system may play bigger role in infections than previously known
(St. Michael's Hospital) The nervous system may play a bigger role in infections and autoimmune diseases than previously known. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 26, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

OHSU is proceeding cautiously on new MS treatment using stem cells
Oregon Health & Science University isn't rushing to use a new a Multiple Sclerosis therapy that uses a person's own stem cells. Dr. Richard Burt, chief of the division of immunotherapy at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, on Friday spoke to a group of physicians at OHSU's Multiple Sclerosis Center about use of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). It's a relatively unknown treatment for autoimmune diseases, Burt said. HSCT is typically known as a cancer treatment for lymphomas. "It's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 24, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rivkela Brodsky Source Type: news

Genes Predict Thombotic Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Screen for antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with autoimmune diseases. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 22, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Epitope Generation Process May Play Role in Autoimmune Diseases
(Source: News from NIGMS Funded Institutions)
Source: News from NIGMS Funded Institutions - November 21, 2014 Category: Research Source Type: news

Teasing out glitches in immune system's self-recognition
In order to distinguish self from other, the immune system processes proteins from inside and outside the body in different ways. A new study revises understanding of how the process works and sheds light on autoimmune disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 21, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers tease out glitches in immune system's self-recognition
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In order to distinguish self from other, the immune system processes proteins from inside and outside the body in different ways. A new study revises understanding of how the process works and sheds light on autoimmune disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cambridge company recognized for potential Celiac-curing vaccine
ImmusanT Inc., the Cambridge company that is developing a vaccine that would allow people with Celiac disease to eat gluten, has received some important recognition. Informa has named the company's drug one of the Top 10 Autoimmune/Anti-Inflammatory Projects to Watch. That has given new energy to ImmusanT executives as they enter Phase 2 of clinical trials. One percent of the world's population has Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that triggers a defensive response to gluten. "We believe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 20, 2014 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Immune System/Stem Cell Health and Aging
Looking, feeling and  performing your best depends on balanced immunity and stem cell vitalityAs we age we encounter:Slower healingLonger recovery time from vigorous exerciseMore general aches and painsLonger recovery from illnessWrinkled, dry and thinning skinWhy is that? What are the causes? Answers can be found by a better understanding of immune/inflammatory response and stem cell systems. As we age our immune system weakens or becomes dysregulated (autoimmunity) and our stem cell "bank balances" deplete. My friend and world class stem cell therapies expert, Dr. Neil Riordan, gives an excellent description of the ...
Source: Neuromics - November 14, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: aging autoimmune disease Autoimmunity chronic pain immune response immune system inflammatory response Stem Cells stem-kine StemKine Source Type: news

Adrenal insufficiency - 2014 Lancet review
Adrenal insufficiency is the deficient production or action of glucocorticoids, with or without deficiency also in mineralocorticoids and adrenal androgens. It is a life-threatening disorder that can result from:- primary adrenal failure- secondary adrenal disease due to impairment of the hypothalamic—pituitary axis Prompt diagnosis and management are essential. The clinical manifestations of primary adrenal insufficiency result from deficiency of all adrenocortical hormones, but they can also include signs of other concurrent autoimmune conditions. In secondary or tertiary adrenal insufficiency, the clinical picture res...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - November 12, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Endocrinology Lancet Source Type: news

Living Donor Transplants No Longer 'Last Resort'Living Donor Transplants No Longer 'Last Resort'
Patients with cholestatic or autoimmune disease treated at experienced transplant centers had good outcomes when they received portions of livers from living donors. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Transparent Nearly Invisible Mice Created By Japanese Scientists
Scientists are getting a look at the inner workings of mice like never before thanks to a new technique that renders the rodents so transparent they're nearly invisible. Researchers from the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center at Osaka University say the biggest challenge was the light-blocking "heme" in hemoglobin, which puts the red into red blood cells and is found in most tissue in the body. As it turns out, a substance used to make brains transparent for imaging also works to clear out heme. At first, the researchers were able to make translucent mice organs. Here's an image showing the kidney, liver and pancreas on...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Obesity plays major role in triggering autoimmune diseases
(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Autoimmune diseases like Crohn's Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20 percent of the global community. A new study by Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld of Tel Aviv University points to the major role obesity plays in triggering and prolonging these autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Why Human Brains Are Better At Learning
One of the most amazing things about the human brain is neuroplasticity -- the brain's ability to reorganize and restructure itself with new knowledge and experiences. Simply put, learning literally changes the brain. While scientists used to think that the brain stopped developing in early childhood, we now know that the brain continues changing and adapting into middle and old age. But we're still learning about the nature of plasticity. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have just discovered that the brain's plasticity doesn't work the way that neuroscientists had previously thought. While previous the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Kineta wants to change biotech investing from 'a black box' to shorter, transparent model
Kineta, a Seattle-based company founded in 2008, is a different type of biotech. Its co-founders, CEO Charles Magness and Chief Scientific Officer Shawn Iadonato, aren't just focusing on developing their drugs for chronic pain, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases. They want to transform the risky world of biotech investing to help make innovative products, especially those being made in the Seattle area, more successful in the long-term. I chatted with Magness and Iadonato about why there's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Annie Zak Source Type: news