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Released: 22-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Register Now for Live COVID-19 Q&A Webinar Saturday with Vasculitis Experts
Vasculitis Foundation

Join the Vasculitis Foundation (VF) this Saturday, May 23, for a live Q&A webinar where vasculitis experts will discuss what they know about COVID-19 and immune-suppressed patients. The program starts at 9 a.m. Central Time.

Newswise: Paying the Price of Protection
Released: 19-May-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Paying the Price of Protection
Weizmann Institute of Science

A new Weizmann Institute model of autoimmune disease may solve some major outstanding riddles, including what causes T cells to attack and why only certain organs get the diseases

Newswise: Complement genes add to sex-based vulnerability in lupus and schizophrenia
Released: 19-May-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Complement genes add to sex-based vulnerability in lupus and schizophrenia
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Variants in a gene of the human immune system cause men and women to have different vulnerabilities to the autoimmune diseases lupus and Sjögren’s syndrome, according to findings published in the journal Nature. The gene variants are a member of the complement system.

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6-May-2020 11:20 AM EDT
Celiac Disease Linked to Common Chemical Pollutants
NYU Langone Health

Elevated blood levels of toxic chemicals found in pesticides, nonstick cookware, and fire retardants have been tied to an increased risk for celiac disease in young people, new research shows.

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8-May-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Sex, Genes and Vulnerability
Harvard Medical School

New work led by researchers in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School and at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard provides a clear genetic explanation behind the long-standing yet mysterious observation that some diseases occur more often, hit harder or elicit different symptoms in men or women.

Released: 1-May-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Vasculitis Foundation Kicks Off Vasculitis Awareness Month 2020 Observance in May
Vasculitis Foundation

The Race is On! That’s the theme for Vasculitis Awareness Month 2020, which runs May 1 through May 31, 2020, and shines a spotlight on vasculitis—a rare, but often serious autoimmune blood vessel disorder.

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Released: 30-Apr-2020 8:20 AM EDT
Expert Available to Address Kawasaki Disease in Children with COVID-19
Seattle Children's Hospital

Although children don’t typically fall seriously ill from the new coronavirus, doctors in Europe are now expressing concern that children with COVID-19 have developed mysterious symptoms that mimic those appearing with Kawasaki disease.On the Pulse asked Dr. Michael Portman, pediatric cardiologist and director of the Kawasaki Disease Clinic at Seattle Children’s Hospital, to help break this emerging issue down for parents and caregivers.

Newswise: Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Released: 30-Apr-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Research News Tip Sheet: Story Ideas From Johns Hopkins
Johns Hopkins Medicine

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine Media Relations is focused on disseminating current, accurate and useful information to the public via the media. As part of that effort, we are distributing our “COVID-19 Tip Sheet: Story Ideas from Johns Hopkins” every Tuesday throughout the duration of the outbreak.

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Released: 21-Apr-2020 10:10 AM EDT
How to Reduce Flares if You Have Lupus
American Academy of Dermatology

Medications for lupus — a long-term autoimmune disease that occurs when a person’s immune system attacks different parts of their body, including their skin — are currently being explored as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. This may significantly limit access to the drugs by those who depend on it to manage their health conditions.

Newswise: New research gives further evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease
17-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
New research gives further evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

A new study co-led by scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) adds increasing evidence that Parkinson’s disease is partly an autoimmune disease. In fact, the researchers report that signs of autoimmunity can appear in Parkinson’s disease patients years before their official diagnosis.

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