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Article ID: 711727

$17 million grant will explore immune cells in inaccessible tissues of the human body

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers will receive $17.8 million in federal funding to attack a key “knowledge gap” in human immunology — how B cells and antibody-secreting cells that reside in tissues and organs differ from those found in blood. It is an exploration never undertaken in a systematic way.

22-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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    22-Apr-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 711680

Microglia, the immune cells of the central nervous system, shown to regulate neuroinflammation

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

A research team at Massachusetts Eye and Ear has shown that microglia, the immune cells of the central nervous system—including the retina —serve as “gatekeepers” of neuroinflammation. Uveitis is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. In the study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers describe for the first time a role for microglia in directing the initiation of autoimmune uveitis by orchestrating the inflammatory response within the retina.

22-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 711578

Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects

University of Edinburgh

Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711569

Champion Race Car Driver to Receive AARDA Champion Award

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

The 2019 AARDA Champion Award will be presented to champion race car driver Kyle Marcelli at the organization's 19th annual fundraiser on May 11 at the Detroit Athletic Club.

18-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 710893

Study of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Shows 18 Percent Misdiagnosed


A recent study found that nearly 18 percent of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had been misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease. The investigators found that many patients who came to the medical centers with a previous diagnosis of MS did not fulfill the criteria for that diagnosis, and spent an average of four years being treated for MS before receiving a correct diagnosis.

8-Apr-2019 6:15 AM EDT
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    24-Mar-2019 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 709890

Autoimmune Diseases Are Related to Each Other, Some More Than Others

Endocrine Society

Researchers using the world’s largest twin registry to study seven autoimmune diseases found the risk of developing the seven diseases is largely inherited, but that some diseases are more closely related than others. These results will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La.

20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710076

Mayo Clinic researchers identify potential new therapy for liver diseases

Mayo Clinic

Drug therapy may effectively treat a potentially life-threatening condition associated with cirrhosis and other chronic liver diseases, according to a new study by Mayo Clinic researchers.

22-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709234

Researchers Determine Structures of Elusive Innate Immunity Protein

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers used cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to determine the near-atomic structure of the smallest membrane protein solved to date.

6-Mar-2019 4:15 PM EST
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    4-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708948

Novel Treatments Offer New Hope for Patients with Autoimmune Disease

University of Utah Health

Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed a new approach that targets the misfunctioning immune cells while leaving normal immune cells in place.

3-Mar-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708967

March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month (ADAM) takes place in March and to mark the annual event, the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) is encouraging national and local media attention through various activities.

1-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST

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