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Researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes

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Graphic: Woman who syringes insulin [15/07/2014] An inexpensive, portable, microchip-based test for diagnosing type-1 diabetes could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease, according to the device's inventors at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Researchers invent nanotech microchip to diagnose type-1 diabetes - Read more

Immune system: not even cell death can stop the alarm

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Photo: Confocal microscopy image of macrophages [26/06/2014] Even after a cell dies, components of the immune system remain active and continue to fuel inflammatory reactions. An international team of researchers under the direction of scientists from the Institute of Innate Immunity at the University Hospital of Bonn has discovered how this incredible form of communication works.Immune system: not even cell death can stop the alarm - Read more

Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes

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Photo: A man feeding an infant with a bottle [13/06/2014] Splitting the cow’s milk proteins in a formula does not prevent the start-up of the disease process of type 1 diabetes in predisposed children, shows a large international study. However, these results do not exclude the possibility that the early dietary modification may affect the latter phase in the disease process and so prevent the actual illness.Infant nutrition and development of type 1 diabetes - Read more

World Multiple Sclerosis Day - 05/28/2014

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Photo: Multiple Sclerosis Ribbon laid over a face [21/05/2014] “One day …” with these words a lot of wishes start that were voiced by people with MS. They are collected at the website of World MS Day 2014.World Multiple Sclerosis Day - 05/28/2014 - Read more

Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“

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[22/01/2014] It guards the body but can become its enemy: the immune system defends us from intruding pathogens; it is also able to cause severe diseases if it falsely recognizes the body itself as a threat. Molecular receptors in the whole body enable the immune system to “sense” what happens within.Immunology: „The immunosensory system goes beyond the actual immune cells“ - Read more

Nutrition: Certain Ingredients Could Guard Against Diabetes

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Photo: Berry-chocolate cake and tea [21/01/2014] Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London.Nutrition: Certain Ingredients Could Guard Against Diabetes - Read more

World Diabetes Day - 11/14/2013

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Photo: World Diabetes Day [11/11/2013] “Protect our Future!” –this is the slogan the International Diabetes Federation IDF chose for World Diabetes Day at November 14th, 2013. The day was established through an UN resolution. It is the second day the international community dedicated to a specific disease after the World AIDS Day.World Diabetes Day - 11/14/2013 - Read more

World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013

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Photo: Rheumatism [07/10/2013] Rheumatic and muscosceletal diseases span a lot of different conditions that can have strongly differing forms. Still, most of these conditions have in common that they cause strong pain and reduce the functions of the affected limbs and organs.World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013 - Read more

Genetics: Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Hepatitis

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Photo: DNA [24/07/2013] A gene mutation disrupts the activity of certain immune cells and causes the immune system to erroneously attack the liver, according to a new animal study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.Genetics: Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Hepatitis - Read more

World Multiple Sclerosis Day - 05/29/2013

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Photo: Multiple Sclerosis Ribbon [24/05/2013] Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease. Its different manifestations cause progressive forms of disability that strongly vary in severity. More than two million people are affected worldwide. For their whole lifetime, they have to deal both with the disease itself and its effects, once it has emerged.World Multiple Sclerosis Day - 05/29/2013 - Read more

Brain: Atrophy Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

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Photo: Brain [25/04/2013] Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. According to the researchers, these atrophy measurements offer an improvement over current methods for evaluating patients at risk for MS.Brain: Atrophy Associated with Multiple Sclerosis - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: The Thalamus Moves into the Spotlight

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Photo: Thalamus [25/03/2013] A growing body of research by multiple sclerosis (MS) investigators at the University at Buffalo (UB) and international partners is providing powerful new evidence that the brain’s gray matter reflects important changes in the disease that could allow clinicians to diagnose earlier and to better monitor and predict how the disease will progress.Multiple Sclerosis: The Thalamus Moves into the Spotlight - Read more

T Cells: Traffic Cops of the Immune System

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Photo: Localization of IkBNS in the cell [30/11/2012] A certain type of immune cell – the regulatory T cell, or Treg for short – is in charge of putting on the brakes on the immune response. In a way, this cell type might be considered the immune system’s traffic cop. Now, German scientists have looked into the origin of Tregs and uncovered a central role played by the protein IκBNS.T Cells: Traffic Cops of the Immune System - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Possible Trigger for Nerve Damage

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Photo: Microglia cells (green) and blood vessel [29/11/2012] High-resolution real-time images show in mice how nerves may be damaged during the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple Sclerosis: Possible Trigger for Nerve Damage - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System

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Photo: Damaged and healthy nerves cells [19/11/2012] A biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System - Read more

Type 2 Diabetes: 14 New Biomarkers Identified

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[09/10/2012] A German research team has identified 14 novel biomarkers for type 2 diabetes. They can become the basis for new methods of treatment and prevention. Furthermore, they can also be used to determine diabetes risk very early and to shed more light on the mechanisms of the disease.Type 2 Diabetes: 14 New Biomarkers Identified - Read more

Immune System: Bacterial Changes May Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis

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[29/06/2012] The billions of bugs in our guts have a newfound role: regulating the immune system and related autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Immune System: Bacterial Changes May Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis - Read more

Infection and Immunoregulating Role: Discovered the Existence of Neutrophils in the Spleen

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[27/12/2011] For the first time, it has been discovered that neutrophils exist in the spleen without there being an infection. This important finding made by the research group on the Biology of B Cells of IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) in collaboration with researchers from Mount Sinai in New York, has also made it possible to determine that these neutrophils have an immunoregulating role. Infection and Immunoregulating Role: Discovered the Existence of Neutrophils in the Spleen - Read more

Pain Receptors: Ion Channel Makes African Naked Mole-Rat Insensitive to Acid-Induced Pain

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[22/12/2011] Researchers of the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) Berlin-Buch have found out why the African naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), one of the world’s most unusual mammals, feels no pain when exposed to acid. Pain Receptors: Ion Channel Makes African Naked Mole-Rat Insensitive to Acid-Induced Pain - Read more

Virus Kills Virus: Developing Virus That Targets HIV

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[11/08/2011] In what represents an important step toward curing HIV, a USC scientist has created a virus that hunts down HIV-infected cells.Virus Kills Virus: Developing Virus That Targets HIV - Read more

B Cells: Why Women Suffer More Autoimmune Disease

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[08/08/2011] Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a type of cell that may contribute to autoimmune disease. The findings also suggest why diseases such as lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis strike women more frequently than men.B Cells: Why Women Suffer More Autoimmune Disease - Read more

New Evidence: Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis Is an Autoimmune Disease

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[14/04/2011] In the first study investigating the origins of a little-known condition called chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS), researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine provide evidence that an autoimmune response contributes to the painful oral sores that characterize the disease. The study findings support the classification of CUS as a new autoimmune disease.New Evidence: Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis Is an Autoimmune Disease - Read more

Treating Lupus: Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Stem Cells Studied for Therapy

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[12/04/2011] Human umbilical cord blood-derived mensenchymal stem cells (uMSCs) have been found to offer benefits for treating lupus nephritis (LN) when transplanted into mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Treating Lupus: Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Stem Cells Studied for Therapy - Read more

T Cells: How The Immune System is Regulated

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[07/02/2011] Asthma, diabetes, rheumatism: Such diseases can arise when the immune system does not work properly. Researchers from the Universities of Würzburg and Mainz have discovered new findings about the regulation of the immune defense.T Cells: How The Immune System is Regulated - Read more

Statistic: Lifetime Risk of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis

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[01/02/2011] Researchers have determined the lifetime risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and six other autoimmune rheumatic diseases for both men and women. Statistic: Lifetime Risk of Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis - Read more

Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland

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[01/02/2011] When the body’s own immune system attacks its own organs like they are foreign invaders, it is called an autoimmune disease. There are many different forms. If for example antibodies turn against the butterfly-shaped thyroid gland, the thyroid gland tissue is being destroyed and the hormonal balance changes. The exact causes for this are not fully researched yet.Misdirection of the Immune System: The Accidental Fight Against a Butterfly-shaped Gland - Read more

Uncovered: Understanding Cause of Lupus

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[01/02/2011] Potentially impacting future diagnosis and treatment of lupus, an immune illness affecting more than 5 million people worldwide, researchers lhaveuncovered where the breakdown in the body's lymphocyte molecular regulatory machinery is occurring.Uncovered: Understanding Cause of Lupus - Read more

Sjögren’s Syndrome: “It Is Not Very Well Known”

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[01/02/2011] A dry mouth, the feeling of sand in the eyes, fatigue - almost everyone has had one of these symptoms before. But even if all symptoms occur together, almost no one thinks of the possibility that a disease with the awkward name Sjögren's Syndrome could be behind it. Sjögren’s Syndrome: “It Is Not Very Well Known” - Read more

Inflammatory Diseases: Scientists Find the 'Master Switch' for Key Immune Cells

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[17/01/2011] Scientists have identified a protein that acts as a "master switch" in certain white blood cells, determining whether they promote or inhibit inflammation. The study could help researchers look for new treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis that involve excessive inflammation.Inflammatory Diseases: Scientists Find the 'Master Switch' for Key Immune Cells - Read more

Allergies: Parasitic worms in the service of science

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[01/12/2010] The hygiene-conscious European typically cringes at the mention of intestinal parasites. After all, at best these icky little creatures might show up in anecdotes from (great-) grandparents, when they talk about the war. Yet this is quite possibly a hasty conviction, since scientists assume that parasites hold the key to effective allergy treatments. Allergies: Parasitic worms in the service of science - Read more

The immune system‘s memory: “A targeted switch off of only the disease-enhancing memory cells would be desirable“

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[01/12/2010] As the core of the adaptive immune system, our memory assumes a central function. The human immune system recognizes a myriad of exogenous agents and scans new pathogens after they invade the body. Subsequently, our immunological memory will remember these pathogens, identify them faster and effectively destroy them. The immune system‘s memory: “A targeted switch off of only the disease-enhancing memory cells would be desirable“ - Read more

COPD: A Problem With Autoimmunity?

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[24/11/2010] Moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be an auto-immunity problem, according to researchers in Spain, who studied the presence of auto-antibodies in patients with COPD and compared them to levels of control subjects. COPD: A Problem With Autoimmunity? - Read more

Human Autoimmune Disease: Researchers Unlock Mystery

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[22/09/2010] Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified a defect in the T cell regulatory pathway which normally controls autoreactive T cells that attack the body’s own tissues. A majority of people with Type 1 Diabetes who were tested in the study were found to have the newly-identified cellular/molecular defect. The researchers were able to successfully correct the defect in-vitro.Human Autoimmune Disease: Researchers Unlock Mystery - Read more

Lupus-Study: Increased Risk in Men

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[03/09/2010] Scientists found the first direct evidence that X-linked TLR7 gene promotes Lupus in humans.Lupus-Study: Increased Risk in Men - Read more

Brain Scans: Weather Affects Multiple Sclerosis Activity

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[01/09/2010] A study conducted by Scientists at the Brigham and Women's Hospital shows that the severity of multiple sclerosis may change with the change of seasons.Brain Scans: Weather Affects Multiple Sclerosis Activity - Read more

Nanotechnology: Vaccine Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

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[09/04/2010] Using a nanotechnology-based "vaccine," researchers were able to successfully cure mice with type 1 diabetes and slow the onset of the disease in mice at risk for the disease.Nanotechnology: Vaccine Cures Type 1 Diabetes in Mice - Read more

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Differences Analysed

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[11/02/2010] Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis have distinct demographic profiles, researchers found. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Differences Analysed - Read more

Graves’ Eye Disease: High Levels of Certain Immune Cells

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[15/01/2010] Researchers have identified an immune cell linked to inflammation and scarring in Graves' eye disease.Graves’ Eye Disease: High Levels of Certain Immune Cells - Read more

New Therapeutical Approaches for MS: Parasites Lend Helping Hand (Part 1)

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[15/11/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de The illness may cause severe disabilities in youngish people. Why? Scientists do not know. Multiple sclerosis is a mysterious neurological disease and the search for new therapeutic approaches is an urgent issue. Now, attention has been drawn towards worms. New Therapeutical Approaches for MS: Parasites Lend Helping Hand (Part 1) - Read more

Type-1-Diabetes: „The Environment always Influences Health“

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[01/03/2008] Scientists know much about type-1-diabetes, but many things they have not a clue about such as the cause for this metabolic disease. Is it a hereditary disease or play environmental influences also an important role? Even though scientists do a lot of research addressing these questions, the answers remain scarce. Type-1-Diabetes: „The Environment always Influences Health“ - Read more

AESKU.SCIENCE – Current issue focuses on celiac disease

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[31/10/2005] Celiac disease is an excellent example for the complexity involved in the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases. This is the reason why the second issue of AESKU.SCIENCE primarily focuses on the current...AESKU.SCIENCE – Current issue focuses on celiac disease - Read more

Alegria - A New Dimension in Autoimmune Diagnostics

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[05/10/2005] Orgentec GmbH, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers in the diagnostic market for autoimmune diseases was awarded with the Medical Design Excellence Awards® (MDEA) 2005 for developing the new and...Alegria - A New Dimension in Autoimmune Diagnostics - Read more

AESKU.AWARD - Presentation of first award in Budapest

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[25/11/2004] For the first time ever the "AESKU.AWARD for life contribution to autoimmunity" was presented this year during the opening of the 4th International Congress on Autoimmunity in Budapest, November 3,...AESKU.AWARD - Presentation of first award in Budapest - Read more

AESKU.SCIENCE - The new magazine for autoimmunity

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[23/11/2004] The exchange of findings in autoimmunity between individual disciplines, between research and practice is being promoted by the new magazine AESKU.SCIENCE. In time for the MEDICA the first issue of...AESKU.SCIENCE - The new magazine for autoimmunity - Read more

The ideal partnership

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[22/11/2004] AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS GmbH, Wendelsheim, and the Diagnostic Division of the Spanish company Grifols International have now concluded a distribution partnership for the German and the US market, so as to...The ideal partnership - Read more

When every minute counts in autoimmune diagnostics

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[22/11/2004] With a new testing system AESKU.DIAGNOSTICS now offers decisive time advantages for patients, treating physicians and laboratory staff when every minute counts in autoimmune diagnostics. Whereas...When every minute counts in autoimmune diagnostics - Read more

 
 

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