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Obesity can increase risk of autoimmune diseases

November 21st, 2014

person being weighedResearch at Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has indicated that obesity can increase a person's risk of developing autoimmune diseases like Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).

Affecting between five and 20 per cent of the population, these conditions are triggered by a malfunction in the immune system Read the rest of this entry »

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Epinephrine saves schoolchildren’s lives

November 15th, 2014

SchoolchildrenEnabling each school to have an emergency supply of epinephrine could protect the lives of thousands of children who could suffer a serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction to food or an insect sting.

This is according to a new study, which is being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anxiety can damage brain

November 13th, 2014

brain imagerySuffering from anxiety can significantly increase the risk of someone who has mild cognitive impairment (MCI) developing Alzheimer's disease.

This is according to a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Plant extract offers hope as possible lupus treatment

October 15th, 2014

Biomedical engineers at the University of Houston (UH) have offered hope that a new class of drugs could be created to treat lupus, without the adverse risks and side effects often associated with current treatment.

Standard treatment at the moment involves treating patients with steroids as there is only one drug that has been specifically approved to help the condition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gene therapy solves symptoms in rare enzyme disorder

October 11th, 2014

A new report has outlined two new gene therapies that could be used to treat a rare disease called MPS I.

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analysed ways to deliver a vector to replace the enzyme IDUA, which patients with the disorder are deficient in.  Read the rest of this entry »

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