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Scientists discover new drug target for halting multiple sclerosis

A new study shows that blocking a molecule that disrupts the immune system led to 50% reduction of multiple sclerosis in a mouse model of the disease. There is currently no cure for MS, which in many countries, is the … Continue reading

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Update on New Therapeutics

The great biosimilar debate is overshadowing brisk innovation in the autoimmune disease category. The pipeline houses promising biologics for lupus and celiac disease, and competition for Novartis’s recently approved IL-17A inhibitor for psoriasis, Cosentyx, is waiting on deck. The prevalence … Continue reading

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Eli Lilly pays for South Korean autoimmune drug

Eli Lilly has staked a claim to the emerging market for BTK inhibitors via a $690m licensing deal with South Korean company Hanmi Pharmaceutical. The US drug major is paying $50m upfront for rights to Hanmi’s HM71224, a BTK inhibitor … Continue reading

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Surprising finding provides more support for Alzheimer’s being an autoimmune disease

  Brain levels of the lipid ceramide are high in Alzheimer’s disease, and now scientists have found increased levels of an antibody to the lipid in their disease model. While some members of this lipid family are a plus in … Continue reading

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Could Oyster Mushrooms Hold The Key To Autoimmune Disease Treatments?

Scientists say that the oyster mushroom, an edible mushroom known scientifically as the Pleurotus ostreatu, may provide invaluable insight into our own immune cells and potentially help scientists develop new treatments for autoimmune diseases. The breakthrough research from oyster mushrooms … Continue reading

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UK study finds middle-class children are TWICE as likely to be diagnosed with gluten intolerance than those from poorer backgrounds, study finds

The number of young children diagnosed with coeliac disease – where they react to gluten in food – has tripled in the last 20 years, say researchers. But poorer children are only half as likely to be diagnosed with the … Continue reading

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Does the Paleo diet help with autoimmune disease?

It may not seem like diet can impact an autoimmune condition, but as experts look into the connection between food and health, more evidence suggests diet plays a role in almost every health condition known to man. Autoimmune disorders, conditions … Continue reading

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Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Benefit Younger People with IBD and other autoimmune disorders

People age 30 or over with autoimmune, inflammatory diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus may benefit from vaccinations for the viral infection herpes zoster, according to new research findings presented at American College of Rheumatology … Continue reading

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First Trial of Bioelectronic Therapy to Treat Crohn’s Disease

VALENCIA, Calif. — SetPoint Medical, a biomedical technology company developing a bioelectronic medicine therapy for inflammatory diseases, announced today the start of clinical testing to assess safety and efficacy in Crohn’s Disease, a debilitating disease caused by inflammation in the … Continue reading

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Company recognized for potential Celiac-curing vaccine

ImmusanT Inc., a Cambridge, MA company that is developing a vaccine that would allow people with Celiac disease to eat gluten, has received some important recognition. Informa has named the company’s drug one of the Top 10 Autoimmune/Anti-Inflammatory Projects to … Continue reading

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