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People with Multiple Sclerosis May Have Double the Risk of Dying Early

New research suggests people with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have double the risk of dying early compared to people without MS, with those younger than 59 at a three times higher risk. The study is published in the May 27, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Trending Stories Report for 27 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: genetics, cancer, nanotech, elderly care, marketing research, energy, children's health, and immunology.

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New Research ‘Challenges the Assumption That Arthritis Patients Take Their Medication Regularly’

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New UK research has challenged the assumption that people with rheumatoid arthritis always take their medication as prescribed.

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Register to Attend the International Vasculitis Symposium

Experts from the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Stanford, PENN, UNC, and the NIH will offer education and networking opportunities for people, families, and friends living with vasculitis, a family of rare autoimmune diseases.

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La Jolla Institute Scientists Reveal Potential New Drug Target for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, in collaboration with colleagues the University of California, San Diego, identified a novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis that focuses on the cells that are directly responsible for the cartilage damage in affected joints.

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Infant Antibiotic Use Linked to Adult Diseases

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life.

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Joslin Research Discovery Provides Insight into Development of Autoimmunity

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Joslin researchers have uncovered the action of a gene that regulates the education of T cells, providing insight into how and why the immune system begins mistaking the body’s own tissues for targets.

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23andMe Launches the Lupus Research Study in Collaboration with Pfizer Inc.

23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced the launch of the Lupus Research Study in collaboration with Pfizer Inc. The companies aim to enroll 5,000 individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus, into the study to help better understand the genetics of lupus. The effort is also in collaboration with the Lupus Research Institute, and in concert with Lupus Awareness Month in May.

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New Biomarkers May Shorten Year-Long Diagnosis to Days

Scientists have identified new biomarkers that could distinguish Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS) from other autoimmune diseases in days or weeks, improving on a current time to diagnosis of four-plus years. The research is being presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Denver, Colo

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Researchers Discover a Novel and Unexpected Role for Calcium in Controlling Inflammation During Chronic Lung Infection

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified an important role for calcium signaling in immune responses to chronic infection resulting from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB).