autoimmune disease

Drug boosts body’s receptivity to Vitamin D


July 31st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Patients taking interferon-beta, a drug for multiple sclerosis (MS), received almost three times as much vitamin D from sun exposure than those not taking the treatment, ... Read more...

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Clue to early diagnosis of pregnancy-related disease


May 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 16 (IANS) Doctors will now be able to identify early on whether a mother will develop pre-eclampsia, the most common and severe pregnancy-related disease, a study says. "It ... Read more...

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Low vitamin D worsens lupus: Study


May 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) Lupus patients may develop more severe symptoms if their vitamin D levels are low, says an Australian study.Known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus is an ... Read more...

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Eye colour linked to severity of skin conditions


May 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Eye colour can tell whether you're at risk of serious skin conditions. The blue eyed are less likely to have vitiligo, while the brown eyed may ... Read more...

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Nick Cannon suffers from autoimmune disease


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New York, March 3 (IANS) Singer Nick Cannon, who was hospitalised with acute kidney failure after Christmas last year, has revealed he is suffering from an autoimmune disease.The kidney disease ... Read more...

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Venus pulls out of Australian Open


January 10th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Venus Williams, the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion, has withdrawn from the Australian Open.The US star announced Monday she was still struggling to return from ... Read more...

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Genetic changes that may predispose women to pre-eclampsia found


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both ... Read more...

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Protein discovery could lead to better autoimmune disease, cancer drugs


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 3 (ANI): The discovery that a single protein called FADD controls multiple cell death pathways could lead to better, more targeted autoimmune disease and cancer drugs.Jianke Zhang at Thomas Jefferson ... Read more...

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Lifetime risk of adult rheumatoid arthritis determined


January 6th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): Scientists have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women."We estimated the lifetime risk for rheumatic ... Read more...

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Scientists identify new ‘infection fighting officer’


December 10th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a previously unrecognized step in the activation of infection-fighting white blood cells, the main immunity troops in the body's war on bacteria, viruses ... Read more...

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Study clears misconception linked to joint pain from breast cancer drugs


November 8th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women can continue popping aromatase inhibitors (AI), popular breast cancer drugs, as these drugs do have any risk of inflammatory arthritis or ... Read more...

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Statins of ‘no use for general pediatric lupus population’


November 8th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): Routinely using statins doesn't provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, reports a study.Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes widespread inflammation and ... Read more...

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How protein ‘assassin’ kills rogue cells in our bodies


November 1st, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): A new study has discovered how a protein 'assassin' called perforin punches holes in, and kills, rogue cells in our bodies."Perforin is our body's weapon of cleansing and ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment


October 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood ... Read more...

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Molecular gatekeeper of arthritis identified


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elimination of a molecular gatekeeper leads to the development of arthritis in mice.The newly discovered gatekeeper is a protein that determines the fate ... Read more...

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Variant form of immune receptor gene ‘ups lupus risk in men’


September 3rd, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): A new research has discovered that males with a variant form of the immune receptor gene 'Toll Like Receptor 7 (TLR7)' are more likely to develop the autoimmune ... Read more...

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Vitamin D Impacts Cancer And Autoimmune Disease Genes, Study Says


August 28th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study which was carried out by scientists of Oxford University has highlighted the importance of Vitamin D in warding off a variety of illnesses ... Read more...

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Study: Beer is now being linked to psoriasis in women


August 18th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has indicated that women who drink five or more beers in a week stand a chance of getting afflicted with the disease psoriasis. ... Read more...

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‘Body’s natural cell-suicide program can fuel tumour development’


August 1st, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have made a discovery that has turned on its head scientists' understanding of programmed cell death ... Read more...

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Genetic discovery could lead to baldness cure


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July2 (ANI): Baldness, a trauma for men and women alike, could finally be cured - thanks to a new discovery by researchers.Researchers have linked alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes ... Read more...

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Newly Crowned ‘Miss Delaware’ is Bald, Bold, and Beautiful


June 28th, 2010 - 11:56 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Twenty-one year old Kayla Martell from Milford Delaware is a bright girl with a very bubbly personality and a terrific sense of self confidence, who has recently been ... Read more...

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Newly crowned Miss Delaware Kayla Martell is bald


June 28th, 2010 - 11:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Delaware, Jun 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The newly crowned Miss Delaware – Kayla Martell is bald and beautiful. However she isn’t bald, because she wants to make a style statement, but rather she ... Read more...

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Defects in immune system enzyme ‘raise arthritis, diabetes risk’


June 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that rare variants in the gene coding an enzyme that controls the activity of a key immune cell occur more frequently in individuals with autoimmune ... Read more...

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Peptide that triggers diabetes in mice identified


June 17th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): The precise protein fragment, or peptide, that can trigger diabetes in mice has been identified, thanks to researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Anschutz ... Read more...

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Virus infection can incite odd immune cells to attack nerves in multiple sclerosis


June 12th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 12 (ANI): In young adults afflicted with multiple sclerosis (MS), a virus infection can incite the body to attack its own nerve tissue by activating unusual, disease-fighting cells with receptors ... Read more...

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Scientists develop new method to produce natural killer cells for cancer


June 11th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel method to produce cells that kill tumour cells in the lab and prevent tumours forming in mouse models of cancer.Although ... Read more...

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Researchers study protein essential for successful pregnancy


May 30th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May30 (ANI): Researchers have helped solve the mystery of a unique protein called Pre-implantation Factor - which is produced by healthy embryos to direct embryo attachment and help the mother adapt ... Read more...

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Essential protein for successful pregnancy isolated


May 29th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have isolated and detailed the function of a unique protein, called Preimplantation Factor (PF) produced by healthy embryos, which ensures a successful pregnancy. The research showed that ... Read more...

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Boffins discover control mechanism behind autoimmune diseases


May 5th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new control mechanism in our immune system has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institutet.The discovery is of potential significance to the treatment of serious diseases such ... Read more...

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New finding paves way for diagnosis of multiple sclerosis before it strikes


April 30th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A breakthrough finding may lead to earlier diagnosis, more effective intervention, and perhaps even a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease.Prof. Anat Achiron of Tel Aviv ... Read more...

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‘Exciting breakthrough’ offers hope to arthritis sufferers


April 22nd, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 22 (ANI): A new British research suggests that a simple blood test could lead to a 'new era' of tailored therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.Rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling autoimmune disease ... Read more...

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Curcumin could slow liver disease: Study


March 26th, 2010 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) The Indian spice curcumin may slow down the progress of liver disease, a study has shown. The substance, which gives the spice turmeric its bright yellow colour, has been ... Read more...

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Possible onset mechanism for multiple sclerosis discovered


February 27th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers from the Catholic University of Rome have identified a possible onset mechanism for multiple sclerosis.A non-pathogenic bacterium is capable to trigger an autoimmune disease similar to the ... Read more...

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Prozac, Celexa show promise for rheumatoid arthritis treatment


February 25th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new British study has found that fluoxetine and citalopram exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.The study led by Sandra Sacre, Ph.D. from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in ... Read more...

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Biological catch-22 prevents generation of HIV blocking antibodies


December 16th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): In the run to make an AIDS vaccine, scientists are caught in a biological catch-22 position that has prevented the induction of antibodies, which block the HIV virus.The ... Read more...

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