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AUTOIMMUNE AND RARE DISEASE

NIH scientists uncover genetic explanation for frustrating syndrome

“This work suggests that multiple alpha tryptase gene copies might underlie health issues that affect a substantial number of people,” said NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. “Identifying one genetic cause for high tryptase opens the door for us to develop strategies for...
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Immunorepertoire: New slant on personalized medicine

Han is comparing the immunorepertoires of healthy and sick people to see if diseases leave certain signatures, and has found that they do. People with ailments have a severely reduced immunorepertoire compared to healthy people – their complement of antibodies is much less...
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Agent Orange link to diabetes

Agent Orange was used widely in the Vietnam War A US Air Force report suggests a significant link between the defoliant Agent Orange, used widely in the Vietnam War, and diabetes in veterans, it is reported.Servicemen with high levels of dioxins – a chemical constituent of...
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Research: New Drug Target For Lupus Revealed by Researchers

According to the scientists, the absence of a certain molecule with signalling properties found inside immune cells, can be linked to a slower developing process of autoimmunity in laboratory mice suffering from lupus. Researchers report that these mice suffered less damage to...
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Research: Dioxin stimulates RANTES expression in an in-vitro model of endometriosis

The industrial contaminant 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is associated with inflammatory disorders in women and other mammals. In monkeys, exposure to dioxin correlates directly with an increased prevalence and severity of endometriosis (Rier et al., 1993; Yang et...
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Rare Autoimmune Disease: ‘Brain on Fire:’ Rare disease causes woman to suffer hallucinations, paranoia and memory loss

Still, no one could figure out what was wrong with her. A million dollars worth of medical tests were performed on Cahalan, but they all came back ‘normal.’ Dr. Souhel Najjar, who was known for solving mystery medical cases, came to examine Cahalan. He didn’t believe she suffered...
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AO & Autoimmune Disorders

1. Which doctors treat Autoimmune Disorders? 2. Can a person affected with one Autoimmune Disease suffer from another? 3. Can Autoimmune Disorders result in death?
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