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Article ID: 687889

Scleroderma: Study Suggests Hope for Longer Life for Patients with Rare Autoimmune Disorder

University of Virginia Health System

The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades.

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12-Jan-2018 9:45 AM EST
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Article ID: 687595

January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Doctors Stress Importance of Early Detection and Announce Expansion of Thyroid Services in NYC

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8-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687491

Precision Editing of Gut Bacteria: Potential Way to Treat Colitis

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have used precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut to prevent or reduce the severity of inflammation in a mouse model of colitis.

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4-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687333

Study Shows Stem Cell Transplant Is Better Than Drug Therapy for Scleroderma

Duke Health

Duke Health researchers, publishing in the Jan. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, found significantly improved survival among patients with a severe form of scleroderma who underwent chemotherapy, whole body radiation and a stem cell transplant. Patients also had less need for immune suppressant drugs after transplant.

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2-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 687084

LJI Researchers Report How T Cells Navigate the Rough-and-Tumble Environment of the Bloodstream

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

Helper T cells move toward inflamed tissue using membrane protrusions that stabilize them and provide traction on the vasculature. Using high-resolution microscopy and global molecular analysis, the team shows that immature T cells lack these protrusions but that maturing T-cells switch on a gene expression program to create material to construct them.

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20-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 686516

Complimentary Press Registration Available for 2018 Winter Rheumatology Symposium

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) welcomes members of the press to write about rheumatology research presented the Winter Rheumatology Symposium in Snowmass Village, CO on January 20-26, 2018.

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8-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 685993

Suhayl Dhib-Jalbut, M.D., to Present Findings in Keynote Address at ACTRIMS Forum 2018

Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Scleroses (ACTRIMS)

New findings uncover the mechanisms by which gut bacteria can trigger inflammation in the brain and contribute to multiple sclerosis

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30-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 685543

Autoimmune Disease Public Forum in Detroit, MI

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

EASTPOINTE, MI – NOVEMBER 20, 2017: American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) presents “What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease” public forum Saturday, December 9, 2017. This FREE conference is open to patients, their families, healthcare providers and the public. The forum will take place at Second Ebenezer Church located at 14601 Dequindre Road, Detroit, MI 48212. Registration begins at 9:30 am and the program is 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free lunch will be provided to registered attendees.

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22-Nov-2017 4:05 PM EST
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Arthritis, Autoimmune Disease Discovery Could Lead to Paradigm-Shifting New Treatments, Study Suggests

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have developed a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

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20-Nov-2017 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST
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