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Sunlight May Cause Rash in Autoimmune Disease

... (UV) rays may trigger certain types of autoimmune diseases in women, a new study has found. ... levels of UV exposure when they developed an autoimmune muscle disease called myositis were more likely ... link between UV exposure and this particular autoimmune disease, this study confirms the association ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced its financial results ... for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Its product development pipeline ... in the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

... uncovered a process that may contribute to many autoimmune disorders. The epidemiology of celiac ... following diseases or conditions are considered autoimmune in nature: diabetes, obesity, multiple sclerosis, ... in the cascade leading to what is considered autoimmune disease (where the body actually attacks its own ...

Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX2931 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

... of lymphocytes is often associated with autoimmune diseases, a spectrum of disorders in which the ... tissues and cells. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by stiffness, pain, ... According to the National Institutes of Health, autoimmune disorders affect between 14.7 and 23.5 million ...

Clinical Trial by Licensee Does Not Meet Primary Endpoint

... Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- autoimmune Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AIMM) today announced ... clinical trials and review available data. autoimmune has exclusively licensed certain of its ... BioMS makes monthly diligence payments to autoimmune and will pay royalties ...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

... may be associated with the development of certain autoimmune diseases, particularly in women, according to a ... levels of UV exposure when they developed an autoimmune muscle disease called myositis were more likely ... link between UV exposure and this particular autoimmune disease, this study confirms the association ...

Bcl6 gene sculpts helper T cell to boost antibody production

... antibodies in a cellular structure implicated in autoimmune diseases and development of B cell lymphoma, ... centers have been implicated in antibody-mediated autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, ... which is implicated in both inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. ...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Reports on Ribavirin Research as Potential Treatment for MS

... experiments using Dark Agouti rats. Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induced in susceptible ... suggest that Ribavirin attenuates experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (animal model of multiple ... new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases in humans, such as multiple sclerosis. ...

Autism May Be Linked to Mom's Autoimmune Disease

... (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers who have autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid ... "This finding reinforces the suggestion that autoimmune processes are connected somehow with the cause of ... the cause or causes of autism. One reason autoimmune diseases might have a role in autism is genetic, ...

Global Autoimmune Disease Therapeutics Market to Reach $50 Billion by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts

... the release of a comprehensive global report on autoimmune Disease Therapeutics market. With the global incidence and prevalence of autoimmune diseases increasing, the market for drugs used in ... CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2009 -- Global market for autoimmune Disease Therapeutics is projected to reach ....

Phase 1 Study Initiated with Micromet Anti-GM-CS Human Antibody MT203

... for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced the initiation of the ... been shown to play a significant role in various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid ... of MT203 in the field of severe inflammatory and autoimmune diseases." "We are very pleased with the ...

Subclinical markers predict relapse in juvenile idiopathic arthritis post methotrexate withdrawal

... is achieved. While this holds true for many autoimmune disease (such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or autoimmune Hepatitis), in the case of MTX therapy for JIA, a ... patients. JIA is the most common inflammatory autoimmune childhood disease, affecting approximately 1 in ...

Herb May Offer Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

... Chinese medicine, halted the progression of an autoimmune disorder in laboratory mice and human cells, new ... A major drawback to current treatments for autoimmune disease is increased risk for infections because ... of a small molecule that interferes with autoimmune pathology but is not a general immune ...

Investigation finds that cigarette smoking does not affect everyone in same way

... in the New England Journal of Medicine that an autoimmune mechanism, compounded by genetic predisposition ... of developing the disease, a characteristic of autoimmune diseases. Although smoking is the primary ... nations. "Smoke can play an important role in autoimmune diseases such as COPD, and other diseases like ...

Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present Positive Data From a Phase 2b Re-treatment Study of TRU-015 at the 2009 EULAR Annual Meeting

... the development of TRU-015 for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including RA. In ... protein therapeutic product candidates to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and cancer. The ... SMIP therapeutics such as TRU-015 and SBI-087 for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, developed under the ...

Recent developments at Burnham Institute for Medical Research, May 2009

... Molecular Biology . New leads for treating autoimmune diseases Several inflammatory diseases have ... The intended result is ameliorating various autoimmune and inflammatory diseases where hyperactivity of ... or lymphoma as well as antibody-dependent autoimmune disease. Engineering new heart cells ...

Micromet, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced its financial results ... for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Its product development pipeline ... in the treatment of various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

Researcher IDs Narcolepsy as Autoimmune Disease

... that the sleep disorder narcolepsy is actually an autoimmune disease. The finding, published in the May 3 ... variant] to hypocretin-containing neurons via an autoimmune attack." The researchers conducted genetic ... Our discovery clearly shows narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease." If further study can reveal the two ...

Narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder, Stanford researcher says

... long-held suspicion that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease. The work, which will be published ... help immunologists understand other, more common autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and juvenile ... attacks those presented as foreign), and most autoimmune diseases are associated with variants of HLA. In ...

JCI online early table of contents: May 1, 2009

... to attack the body's own tissues and cause autoimmune diseases. Surprisingly, Youhai Chen and ... T cells. In the study, in mouse models of two autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes, ... of Bim in T cell activation and T cellmediated autoimmune inflammation in mice AUTHOR CONTACT: Youhai ....

Decrease in sense of smell seen in lupus patients

... Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that sometimes involves the central ... and olfactory impairment might be induced by autoimmune mechanisms that target specific areas of the ... from this and other studies demonstrate that an autoimmune mechanism may play a role in olfactory ....

'Autoantibodies' may be created in response to bacterial DNA

... autoimmune diseases have long been regarded as illnesses in ... (ARF) explain that the antibodies observed in autoimmune disease actually result from alteration of human ... have been implicated in the progression of autoimmune disease. In a paper published in Autoimmunity ...

New Bill Offers Medicare Reimbursement Fix for Intravenous Immune Globulin

... chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Kawasaki disease; autoimmune and neurological conditions such as chronic ... primary immunodeficiency disease, neurological, autoimmune or other rare chronic conditions and illnesses. ... of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, American autoimmune Related Diseases Association, American ...

AAI honors Chen Dong for breakthrough T lymphocyte research

... of inflammatory diseases, such as asthma, and autoimmune illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and ... the pathophysiology of human diseases such as autoimmune disease, allergy, and cancer," said Yong-Jun Liu, ... this system goes haywire and attacks self-tissue, autoimmune diseases result. IL-17 was a suspect ...

Study reports success in treating a rare retinal disorder

... of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Because autoimmune retinopathy (AIR) is difficult to diagnose, the ... treatment. In a review of 30 patients with autoimmune retinopathy, 21 individuals showed improvement ... results challenge the commonly held belief that autoimmune retinopathy is untreatable," says John R. ...

Birth Control Pills Linked to Lupus Risk

... may face an increased risk of developing the autoimmune disease lupus, a new study suggests. ... quite small, said Dr. Noel Rose, director of the autoimmune Disease Research Center at Johns Hopkins ... Noel Rose, M.D., Ph.D., director, autoimmune Disease Research Center, Johns Hopkins ...

Pharmacyclics Announces Dr. Ahmed Hamdy as New Chief Medical Officer

... responsible for gastroenterology and autoimmune clinical development. Dr. Hamdy's experience ... participated in multiple INDs in oncology and autoimmune diseases leading to successful phase I and phase ... of best in class and first in class cancer and autoimmune therapeutics." About Pharmacyclics ...

Dendritic cells ensure immune tolerance

... will be attacked, the result of which could be an autoimmune disease such as diabetes mellitus type 1 or ... survive in these animals, and thereby trigger an autoimmune response. It follows that dendritic cells play a major part in protecting against autoimmune disease." T cells are a type of white blood ...

Cancer Drug May Offer New Hope for Lupus Patients

... battle with systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease, and who until now had very little hope ... president and executive director of the American autoimmune Related Diseases Association, said in an ... SOURCE: American autoimmune Related Diseases Association, news release, March ...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Aesku.Diagnostics For Providing an Overall Analysis Platform For a Wide Range of Autoimmune Complications

... -- Based on its recent analysis of the autoimmune disease diagnostics markets, Frost & Sullivan ... patents and has become a recognised name in the autoimmune diagnostics market in more than 80 countries. It ... over 140 different products, catering to autoimmune diagnostics and laying equal emphasis on all the ...

Proteolix Announces the Appointment of John Scarlett, M.D., President and CEO

... target protein degradation pathways in cancer and autoimmune diseases, today announced the appointment of John ... therapies for the treatment of both cancer and autoimmune diseases. I am proud of the progress our team ... protein degradation pathways for cancer and autoimmune diseases. Proteolix's lead product, carfilzomib, ...

Ailment Linked to Pigs May Reveal Keys to Other Disorders

... Scientists hope to learn how autoimmune diseases are triggered TUESDAY, Feb. ... brains might help researchers learn about other autoimmune diseases and what triggers them. More than a ... identified as a new disorder with an underlying autoimmune basis because all of the workers were found to ...

New Data Published in Immunobiology Describe Mode of Action of BiTE Antibody MT110

... for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced publication of new data ... for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases. The Company uses its proprietary ... applications in the treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ...

Oklahoma State University researchers make breakthrough against poxviruses

... we only have very limited medication to treat autoimmune diseases," he said. For example, rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases in which IL-18 is too active, leading to ... new area to explore: How we design medication for autoimmune diseases. We want to provide more and more ...

UCSF Finds Potential New Antibody Treatment for Autoimmune Diseases

... system that may lead to safer therapies for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and ... system that may lead to safer therapies for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and ... and creates an immune response to itself. autoimmune diseases affect approximately five to eight ...

Merck Serono and Apitope Announce Licensing Agreement on Novel Peptide Therapeutics for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

... develop early-stage first-in-class therapies for autoimmune diseases. In addition to continuing to build our ... the diagnosis and treatment of chronic autoimmune and allergic disorders. Apitope's therapeutic ... novel peptide therapies for MS as well as other autoimmune diseases and common allergies. Apitope is also ...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Toscana Biomarkers' Outstanding Contributions to the R&D of Novel Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases

... -- Based on its recent analysis of the autoimmune disease diagnostics markets, Frost & Sullivan ... of biomarkers aids effective diagnosis of autoimmune diseases and is also looking to adopt robust ... and molecular analysis of complications such as autoimmune diseases. Toscana Biomarkers focuses on ...

Reduction in antibody gene rearrangement in B cells related to type 1 diabetes, lupus

... may go awry in people with certain types of autoimmune diseases. Prak and her colleagues, including ... development of B cells is related to two types of autoimmune disease, lupus and type 1 diabetes. The findings, ... new tests and more personalized treatments for autoimmune diseases. The investigators found a lower ...

Scientists Discover Trigger for Autoimmune Diseases

... (HealthDay News) -- Healthy adults have potential autoimmune disease-causing cells, but these cells stay in an ... shows. Immune cells that attack the body cause autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis ... and colleagues found that anergic (dormant) autoimmune disease-causing cells account for 2.5 percent of ...

GlaxoSmithKline and Dynavax Announce Worldwide Strategic Alliance : – Developing First-in-Class Endosomal TLR Inhibitors for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases –

... an exclusive option over four programs targeting autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as lupus, ... Dynavax has pioneered a new approach to treating autoimmune and inflammatory diseases with its first-in-class ... TLR inhibitors which prevent immune signaling in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases." Dynavax ...
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