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September 26, 2020

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Targeting the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers have successfully treated two patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus. Using daratumumab, a monoclonal antibody which targets specific immune cells known as ...

Hydroxychloroquine Ineffective as a Preventive Antiviral Against COVID-19, Study Finds

Researchers have added to the growing body of understanding about how hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not a possible defense against ...

Researchers Urge Halt in Prescribing Hydroxycholoroquine for COVID-19

Researchers urge a moratorium on prescribing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, with or without azithromycin, to treat or prevent COVID-19, and caution that the reassuring safety profile of ...

Mouse, Not Just Tick: New Genome Heralds Change in Lyme Disease Fight

As Lyme disease increases, researchers have taken a significant step toward finding new ways to prevent its transmission. The experts, who include a pioneer in Lyme disease discovery, have sequenced ...
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Does the Mediterranean Diet Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Previous research has demonstrated a variety of health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, cereals, fruit and vegetables, fish, and a moderate amount of ...

Heart Disease Signs Improve When Using Arthritis Medication

Drugs used to treat initial signs of rheumatoid arthritis also improve the early stages of heart disease, according to new ...

Most Adults With Lupus or Common Types of Arthritis Have Similar Risks of Getting Admitted to Hospital as Other COVID-19 Patients

Most adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are not at increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 due to medications used to dampen their altered immune system, the cause of their ...

Improved MRI Scans Could Aid in Development of Arthritis Treatments

An algorithm which analyses MRI images and automatically detects small changes in knee joints over time could be used in the development of new treatments for ...

New Test Method Can Offer Safer Dosages of Hydroxychloroquine

Researchers have developed a new method to measure levels of the medication hydroxychloroquine in patients with the rheumatic disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The analysis method may also ...

Many Lyme Disease Cases Go Unreported; A New Model Could Help Change That

A new model based on 17 years of data can help predict the trajectory of where Lyme disease will spread. Identifying high-risk areas can lead to surveillance in counties and areas where infections ...

Paper-Based Test Could Diagnose Lyme Disease at Early Stages

After a day hiking in the forest, the last thing a person wants to discover is a tick burrowing into their skin. Days after plucking off the bloodsucking insect, the hiker might develop a rash ...

Flipping the Script on Novel Cancer Therapy Leads to Insights Into Lupus

In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body's natural defenses against several forms of cancer, opening up a new era of ...

New Effective Vaccines for Lyme Disease Are Coming

There is no effective vaccine currently available to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Experts from academia, government, and industry recently convened to tackle this public health challenge. Now, a ...

Scientists Work Toward a Rapid Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test for Lyme Disease

A study describes a new rapid assay for Lyme disease that could lead to a practical test for use by healthcare providers. The researchers found the assay, which uses several biomarkers to detect Lyme ...

Osteoarthritis Can Increase Your Risk for Social Isolation

Researchers examined whether there is an association between arthritis and social isolation, and have identified the disease's contribution to social ...

New Test Diagnoses Lyme Disease Within 15 Minutes

Current testing for Lyme disease, called the standard 2-tiered approach or the STT, involves running two complex assays (ELISA and western blot) to detect antibodies against the bacterium, and ...

Therapeutic Strategies for Pregnant Women With Lupus

A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. Because of the disease's unpredictable turns and debilitating flares -- the risks of which are elevated in ...

How Chikungunya Virus May Cause Chronic Joint Pain

A new method for permanently marking cells infected with chikungunya virus could reveal how the virus continues to cause joint pain for months to years after the initial infection, according to a ...

Joint Lubricating Fluid Plays Key Role in Osteoarthritic Pain, Study Finds

A team has shown how, in osteoarthritis patients, the viscous lubricant that ordinarily allows our joints to move smoothly triggers a pain response from nerve cells similar that caused by chilli ...

Researchers Identify Key Mechanism Linked to Neuropsychiatric Lupus

A breakthrough study has identified a specific antibody target implicated in neuropsychiatric symptoms of lupus. These symptoms, including cognitive impairment, mood disorders, seizures, headaches ...

Blood Clotting Proteins in Urine Discovered as Biomarkers of Lupus Nephritis

Biomedical engineers have discovered blood clotting proteins in the urine of patients with Lupus Nephritis which is the leading cause of death in lupus patients. The new biomarker discovery could ...

B Cells Off Rails Early in Lupus

Scientists could discern that in people with SLE, signals driving expansion and activation are present at an earlier stage of B cell differentiation than previously ...

Gut Bacteria Associated With Chronic Pain for First Time

A research team has shown, for the first time, that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia. Approximately 20 different species of bacteria ...

Serotonin Linked to Somatic Awareness

New research suggests serotonin could be involved in a condition where patients experience physical discomforts for which there is no physiological ...

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