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Newswise: Kim Kardashian West impacted by autoimmune disease, a major women’s health issue.

Article ID: 718808

Kim Kardashian West impacted by autoimmune disease, a major women’s health issue.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Named a major women’s health issue by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, it is no surprise that the number of celebrities impacted by autoimmune disease is on the rise. Kim Kardashian West recently opened up about the impact of autoimmune disease on her life. Other celebrities with autoimmune disease diagnoses include Venus Williams, Selena Gomez, and Missy Elliott.

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12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Autoimmune Association Hosts Two Signature Events in Pittsburgh

Article ID: 718612

Autoimmune Association Hosts Two Signature Events in Pittsburgh

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) partners with AHN Autoimmunity Institute to present a free public forum on autoimmune disease and the inaugural Pittsburgh Autoimmune Walk.

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10-Sep-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Two blood-clotting disorders with different causes interact synergistically

Article ID: 718581

Two blood-clotting disorders with different causes interact synergistically

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers have found a synergistic connection, or crosstalk, between two rare but potentially deadly blood-clotting diseases — thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome. The linkage may provide a rationale for a more targeted therapeutic intervention in patients.

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6-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with Lupus

Article ID: 718196

Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with Lupus

Hospital for Special Surgery

A children’s book published by Hospital for Special Surgery for youngsters with lupus not only explains the illness, but offers a message of encouragement and hope. The book, written by a hospital volunteer with lupus, has received excellent reviews from health professionals around the country.

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28-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 718163

American Neuromuscular Foundation Awards CIDP-Focused Clinical Research Fellowship

American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Neuromuscular Foundation has a new chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy development grant award recipient, Dr. Karissa Gable.

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28-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Free Autoimmune Forum & Walkabout in Livonia

Article ID: 717613

Free Autoimmune Forum & Walkabout in Livonia

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

AARDA presents a free health and wellness event focused on autoimmune patients and families

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19-Aug-2019 1:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 717408

Sanford Burnham Prebys expands collaboration with Lilly to investigate immunological therapies

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced a three-year extension to its existing collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) to discover and develop immunological therapies. The goals of the agreement are to advance ongoing projects—including a Phase 1 clinical trial of an immune therapy that arose from the research collaboration—and to expand the previous scope to include omics-based target identification studies.

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14-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716753

Scientists Discover Autoimmune Disease Associated with Testicular Cancer

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Using advanced technology, scientists at Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub, Mayo Clinic and UC San Francisco, have discovered an autoimmune disease that appears to affect men with testicular cancer.

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31-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Pain and Gain: Skin Nerves Anticipate and Fight Infection, Pitt Research Finds
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    25-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716051

Pain and Gain: Skin Nerves Anticipate and Fight Infection, Pitt Research Finds

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

A surprising new discovery in mouse models reveals a previously unknown role for pain in immunity and has implications for treating autoimmune diseases

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18-Jul-2019 2:00 PM EDT

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