autoimmunity

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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Bone marrow cancer drug could be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis


November 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new study has found that a drug that is used to treat bone marrow cancer could also provide a promising treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).The study conducted ... Read more...

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Cell that suppresses immune system discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new type of cell in mice that dampens the immune system and protects the animal's own cells from immune system attack.The discovery has ... Read more...

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Immune system gene linked to Parkinson’s


August 28th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): A gene associated with the immune system may play a role in developing Parkinson's disease, scientists said, marking a possible advance in the search for effective treatments.A ... 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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Gene mutation that makes the body ‘forget’ it’s been vaccinated identified


November 9th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): A mutation in the gene, called Dock8, could make the body 'forget' it has ever been vaccinated-a discovery that could lead to better vaccinations.Clinical immunologist Dr Katrina Randall ... Read more...

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Exposure to sunlight can cause autoimmune diseases in women


July 31st, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A new research has cited that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can instigate certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women.The study, led by Dr. Frederick W. Miller, chief of ... Read more...

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Cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way


June 5th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): Cigarette smoking induced COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, does not progress in the same way in all smokers, a new study has found.COPD, a disease that results ... Read more...

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Gene linked to narcolepsy identified


May 4th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene linked to narcolepsy, a disorder that causes disabling daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, irresistible bouts of sleep and disturbed sleep at night.The gene is ... Read more...

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Immune cells in rheumatoid arthritis patients have prematurely aged chromosomes


March 5th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered that T cells, or white blood cells, from patients with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis have prematurely aged ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases identified


January 25th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists from University of California claim to have identified a potential therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases. They have discovered an abnormality in a patient''s immune system that may ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on cause of juvenile diabetes


December 18th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Finnish scientists have found some vital clues that may prompt new approaches for prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, in children.They ... Read more...

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Why malaria is more dangerous in children


May 23rd, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Malaria is likely to cause children's immune systems to target their own DNA, prompting a more severe manifestation of the disease than in adults. The discovery, made by ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal embryonic origins of diabetes


February 27th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Researchers have shown that autoimmune diseases, like Type 1 diabetes, may not stem from defects in the immune system alone, but also could be triggered by certain embryo ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that may treat chronic autoimmune disorders identified


December 14th, 2007 - 2:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 14 (ANI): A research has discovered a new and powerful molecular switch that manages the inflammatory response of the immune system, and may also lead to the discovery of ... Read more...

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Discovery of fourth antibody in blood raises diabetes detection rates


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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