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Article ID: 699140

Statins Associated with Improvement of Rare Lung Disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers have found that cholesterol-lowering statins may improve the conditions of people with a rare lung disease called autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. The research also suggested that two new tests could help diagnose the condition.

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16-Aug-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699117

Scleroderma: Seeking solutions to a difficult puzzle

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) discuss the diagnosis and treatment of scleroderma, an autoimmune disease affecting an estimated 300,000 people in the United States.

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16-Aug-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699071

Researchers Uncover Immune Cell Dysfunction Linked to Photosensitivity

Hospital for Special Surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have discovered that a type of immune cell known as Langerhans appears to play an important role in photosensitivity, an immune system reaction to sunlight that can trigger severe skin rashes.

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15-Aug-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698881

American College of Rheumatology Receives Grants to Help Increase Access to Clinical Trials for Minority Populations Affected by Lupus

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology’s Collaborative Initiatives department has received two grants from the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus.

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13-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698871

Duke Team Finds Missing Immune Cells That Could Fight Lethal Brain Tumors

Duke Health

Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow, locked away and unable to function because of a process the brain stimulates in response to glioblastoma, to other tumors that metastasize in the brain and even to injury.

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13-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698850

For the 50 Million

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

7th DC Metro Autoimmune Walk -- Linking Together for a Cure

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10-Aug-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698777

Autoimmune Response Drives Vision Loss in Glaucoma

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MIT has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vision loss from glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.

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9-Aug-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698627

Solid Tumors Targeted in New CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Trial

Seattle Children's Hospital

Seattle Children’s has opened a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy trial for children and young adults with relapsed or refractory non-central nervous system EGFR-expressing solid tumors. In the phase 1 trial, STRIvE-01, cancer-fighting CAR T cells will target the EGFR protein expressed in many childhood sarcoma, kidney and neuroblastoma tumors.

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7-Aug-2018 10:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698438

A New Autoimmune Disease Is Found, Along with a Personalized Treatment for a Child's Rare Illness

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Elijah Patino is a happy, healthy seven-year-old now, but it took a while to get there. For much of his life, he had a mysterious disease that made it painful to eat and painful to play. A pediatric immunologist resolved this "diagnostic odyssey" by identifying the molecular cause of this autoimmune condition, then crafted a low-dose immunosuppressive regimen to provide a precise treatment.

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2-Aug-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    31-Jul-2018 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 697893

Findings That Vitamin D Could Alleviate Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Presented at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

Scientists have discovered that in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, lower levels of vitamin D are associated with increased disease severity. Their findings, announced today at the 70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, indicate that vitamin D supplementation could significantly improve quality of life for RA patients.

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26-Jul-2018 8:55 AM EDT
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