Article ID: 718980
How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helperUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
A preclinical study published in Science Immunology shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. Thus, the research may help guide future disease treatment for autoimmune diseases like lupus.
Released:13-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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.
Released:12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Article ID: 718196
Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with LupusHospital 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.
Released:28-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Article ID: 713940
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly SpeciesAugustana University, South Dakota
The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.
Released:8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712985
Lupus Treatments Can Be Tailored to Patient's Individual Cells, Study ShowsNYU Langone Health
A new report shows how tissue samples from some lupus patients can accurately predict those more likely than not to respond to therapy.
Released:16-May-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 713010
Bolstering Biopsies: Testing Individual Cells to Guide TreatmentAlbert Einstein College of Medicine
In research that could make biopsies more useful for many diseases, scientists have used a powerful new tool to zero in on individual cells in a patient’s diseased organ and reveal the cells’ underlying glitches in gene expression—information that may allow for more precise and effective treatment. The findings, by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and other medical institutions, are published online today in Nature Immunology.
Released:16-May-2019 12:35 PM EDT
Article ID: 710761
Researchers identify early indicators of pregnancy complications in lupus patientsThe Rockefeller University Press
A study of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus has identified early changes in the RNA molecules present in the blood that could be used to determine the likelihood of them developing preeclampsia. The study, which will be published April 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, may also help researchers develop treatments to prevent other pregnancy complications associated with lupus, including miscarriage and premature birth.
Released:4-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Article ID: 709234
Researchers Determine Structures of Elusive Innate Immunity ProteinUT 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.
Released:6-Mar-2019 4:15 PM EST
Article ID: 708023
Lupus Strongly Linked to Imbalances in Gut MicrobiomeNYU Langone Health
The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body’s immune system — is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the gut. This is according to a new study led by scientists at NYU School of Medicine.
Released:13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Article ID: 706510
New Clinical Trial Will Test Krill Oil for a Brighter Lupus FutureHospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery and other centers are enrolling patients in a clinical trial to determine if krill oil supplements could improve quality of life for people with lupus.
Released:15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST