Tag: "autoimmune" at medical news
$85 million awarded for research on human immunity and biodefense
...ial agents of bioterrorism, tuberculosis, malaria, autoimmune
disorders, asthma and allergies....
Panel of leading neurologists pronounce best treatment for Guillain-Barr Syndrome
...treatment of choice for Guillain-Barr Syndrome, an autoimmune
disorder that typically affects patients once in a lifetime but may cause severe lifelong disability. An expert group from the American Academy of Neurology will publish this and other treatment recommendations for the syndrome in the September 23 is...
Guideline: Early treatment for Guillain-Barr syndrome may speed recovery
...le in every 100,000 each year. Guillain-Barr is an autoimmune
disease in which the body's immune system attacks the nervous system. The human body produces proteins called antibodies to fight off infections. In GBS, the body produces extra antibodies that become misdirected and attack and damage the nerves. The...
NIH awards $51 million to fight autoimmune diseases
...ng approximately $51 million to expand research on autoimmune
diseases, conditions where the body turns on itsel...d basic research on new immune-based therapies for autoimmune
diseases. This program will enhance interactions between scientists and clinicians in order to accel...
Promising drug proves ineffective as treatment for hearing loss
...mising drug to treat hearing loss in patients with autoimmune
inner ear disease (AIED), proved no more effective..., improving patients with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune
disease that affects the body's joints. Since AIED is also an autoimmune
condition, Harris says re...
Standard treatment for rare form of deafness no more effective than placebo
...and other disorders, for managing hearing loss in autoimmune
inner ear disease (AIED), a progressive disease ca...eat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, other forms of autoimmune
disease. The three-year study included 67 participants with rapidly progressing hearing loss in both...
Smoking increases risk of multiple sclerosis
...s alone, is enough to cause the disease." MS is an autoimmune
disease, which means that the person's own immune system attacks the central nervous system. Smoking has been linked with other diseases that operate through the immune system, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Riise said there are several biological f...
NIAMS researchers collaborate to produce targeted immunosuppressant drug
...d with immunosuppressants for organ transplants or autoimmune
diseases. John O'Shea, M.D., Yong-Jie Zhou, M.D., ...ng transplanted organs, and are also used to treat autoimmune
diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, eczema and psoriasis. Autoimmune diseases cause the im...
Studies show Tim-3 proteins key to immune responses
...ns for organ transplant patients and patients with autoimmune
diseases, and could prove equally relevant in the ...eading to inflammatory tissue injury and resultant autoimmune
diseases, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Similar problems ...
Radically new anti-rejection drug shown to offer safe control of immune system in Stanford study
...ting the overactive immune system in patients with autoimmune
diseases. "We can say that it does as well if not ... begun testing it as a treatment for psoriasis, an autoimmune
condition in which skin cells grow more quickly than normal. "If we verify in humans that the side e...
First international conference on women and blindness
...titute. Smith will discuss the higher incidence of autoimmune
diseases in women and the ocular, potentially blin...ditions. She will also describe her research on an autoimmune
disease called premature ovarian failure, which affects women under the age of 40.The ovarian failur...
Autoantibodies precede disease in lupus patients
...ed with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) -- an autoimmune
disease in which the body attacks its own tissues ...., a coauthor of the study, said, "Lupus and other autoimmune
diseases often go untreated for years and are diagnosed only after damage to the body tissues has oc...
Researchers to develop new drug to treat myasthenia gravis
...man clinical trials to treat myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune
disease that weakens muscles, affects vision, and ...tigate eye muscle involvement by the disease. In autoimmune
diseases, the immune system malfunctions and mistakes a part of the body as foreign and mounts an at...
New vaccine tested in animals may hold hope for Alzheimer's patients
...t for lessening the potentially toxic inflammatory autoimmune
response, and thus contributing to a safer vaccine... is that it will not result in a potentially toxic autoimmune
response. The group, led by Hideo Hara, PhD, plans next to give the vaccine to aged monkeys to test ...
Regeneration of insulin-producing islets may lead to diabetes cure
...es, a process that goes awry in diabetes and other autoimmune
disorders. The researchers expected to follow that process, which eliminated the autoimmune
basis of the animals' diabetes, with transplants of donor islet cells. However, they were surprised ...
JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003
... pancreatic beta cell function in murine models of autoimmune
diabetes and islet transplantation in the November... Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune
disease characterized by the production of pathogenic antibodies. A report in the November 14 issue ...
New MR technique may allow earlier diagnosis of MS
...hopping for the patient." Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune
disease affecting approximately 400,000 people in the United States, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Over 10,000 new cases of MS are diagnosed each year, mostly among people between the ages of 20 and 50. Women are two to three...
New guidelines set standard on test to diagnose acid reflux, heartburn and other diseases
...t pain; a condition called scleroderma, or chronic autoimmune
disease of the connective tissue; and hiatal hernia, which occurs when a part of the stomach slides above the diaphragm, the thin muscle separating the stomach from the chest. LEAD INVESTIGATORS: Jeffrey L. Conklin, M.D., Medical Director of the Eso...
JCI Table of Contents
...plantation, but also in the context of diseases of autoimmune
or allergic nature. TITLE: Notch ligation by Del...n treating the antiphospholipid syndrome and other autoimmune
diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. TITLE: Complement C5a receptors and neutrophils mediate fet...
Arteries clog earlier in people with lupus, says new study
People with the autoimmune
disease lupus may develop carotid atherosclerosis (the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries) at an accelerated rate and independently of many risk factors normally associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a new study supported by the...
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