Doctor examining female patient with MS

Sanofi To Appeal FDA's Rejection of MS Drug Due To Fatal Safety Issues

By | Mon, 12/30/2013 - 15:43

Lemtrada, Sanofi’s multiple sclerosis drug, was rejected by the FDA for "serious adverse effects" such as cancer, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases.

Asthma and Allergies

Women More Likely To Develop Allergies Than Men

By | Fri, 11/08/2013 - 00:01

Women are more likely than men to develop asthma and allergies as they get older, according to a recent study.

cave paintings

Getting By With A Paleolithic Body

By | Tue, 10/01/2013 - 19:44

Although human evolution churns on, our bodies have not yet adapted to modern society.

Salmon

Omega-3-Filled Fish Can Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 12:07

By looking at tens of thousands of women over decades, researchers have found that regularly consuming fish heavy in omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis significantly.

Sea Anemone

Venom Treatment For Chronic Diseases: Toxins From Sea Creatures Could Replace Meds For Severe Illnesses

By | Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:12

An all-natural venom treatment derived from sea creatures could be used for arthritis, diabetes, obesity, and other autoimmune diseases.

biosimilar

World’s First Biosimilar Antibody Treatment, Remsima, Approved By European Union For Rheumatoid Arthritis

By | Fri, 06/28/2013 - 11:02

The first biosimilar antibody-based treatment, called Remsima, has been approved in the European Union to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor.

Allergies And Autoimmune Disease Could Share Common Genetic Cause: BACH2 Mutations

By | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:39

NIH researchers linked altered BACH2 genes to cases of Crohn's disease, type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and asthma, among other autoimmune disorders.

sea anemone.

Sea Anemone Compound Shows Promise In Obesity Trials, Also Being Investigated For Autoimmune Diseases

By | Mon, 05/27/2013 - 15:00

A chemical purified from the gelatinous ocean creature might not only help in autoimmune diseases as previously, thought, but battle obesity and related diseases.

Immune Protein Acts as 'Braking' Mechanism for Developing Diabetes [Video]

Immune Protein Acts As 'Braking' Mechanism For Diabetes [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 13:35

Scientists in Australia have found a previously undiscovered protein in immune cells that can prevent, and possibly cure, diabetes.

salt

New Research Shows Direct Link Between Salt Laden Western Diet And Autoimmune Diseases

By | Wed, 03/06/2013 - 14:39

Using research on inflammatory Th17 cells, researchers have shown both in cells and in a mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis that increased salt intake can promote autoimmune disease.

Embryo Survival Gene May Fight Range of Diseases

By | Mon, 11/26/2012 - 09:43

A gene that keeps embryos alive appears to control the immune system and determine how it fights chronic diseases like hepatitis and HIV, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

pig

Company Wants to Treat Autoimmune Diseases With Pig Parasites

By | Fri, 08/24/2012 - 16:29

Massachusetts-based company Coronado Biosciences is developing a new class of treatments to fight autoimmune disorders.