A new study from Michigan State University has discovered why some immune cells act differently in men and women when under stress. These different responses often leave women with a disadvantage, as they are more susceptible to certain diseases.
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Results of a new clinical trial have shown that transplantation of a patient’s own blood-forming stem cells can encourage sustained remission of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. The treatment, called high-dose immunosuppressive therapy and autologous hematopoietic cell transplant, or HDIT/HCT, has… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk is higher among women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research. PTSD is a condition resulting from a stressful or traumatic experience and is characterized by intrusive memories of the event, increased arousal, avoidance of… Read More
Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is linked to rheumatoid arthritis and increased depression symptoms. It is well known that if a person has one autoimmune disease their risk of developing another is much greater compared to those individuals without an autoimmune… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis incidences have been linked to solar cycles, a study has found. The research, published in BMJ Open, found a strong correlation of rheumatoid arthritis and giant cell arteritis incidences with periodic solar cycles.… Read More
Vitiligo, an autoimmune skin condition, is linked to simultaneously existing autoimmune diseases. Researchers from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center created a questionnaire to be answered by children and adults who had vitiligo to determine other coexisting autoimmune diseases, which may… Read More
Relatives of Celiac disease patients face an increased risk of autoimmune diseases. A study found that first-degree relatives of celiac patients are at an increased risk for autoimmune diseases. The findings were published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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Nephrologists from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center (TTUHSC) are investigating the key causes of lupus nephritis – an autoimmune disease that can cause kidney failure. Lupus causes chronic inflammation due to the immune system attacking itself.
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Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition, which means the immune system attacks its own healthy cells because it perceives them as a threat. Below is everything you need to know about Sjögren’s syndrome, from symptoms to diagnosis and treat.
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Immune system studies find the key roles of sugar, proteins and molecules. The immune system is our number one defense against illness. It works tirelessly to keep us healthy but sometimes it, too, can make mistakes. This is where allergies… Read More