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Gene regulating severity of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis identified.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory of the types of arthritis affecting around 1% of the population.  RA is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and … Continue Reading Gene regulating severity of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis identified.

First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have immune systems that attack their own … Continue Reading First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.

International team identifies bacteria which protect against type 1 diabetes.

To combat pathogens, the immune system has developed various mechanisms to detect, defend against and even destroy micro-organisms that are harmful to the body. This includes antimicrobial peptides and natural … Continue Reading International team identifies bacteria which protect against type 1 diabetes.

Simple mistake made in study leads to sex bias breakthrough in multiple sclerosis.

An innocent mistake made by a graduate student in a Northwestern Medicine lab (they accidentally used male mice instead of female mice during an experiment) has led scientists to an … Continue Reading Simple mistake made in study leads to sex bias breakthrough in multiple sclerosis.

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