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Article ID: 694813

Vasculitis Foundation Releases New Video, “What I Wish People Knew About Vasculitis” for Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018

Vasculitis Foundation

The VF has produced a new video as part of its Vasculitis Awareness Month campaign, that features patients sharing the one thing they wished people knew about their disease.

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18-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694587

Different Diseases Elicit Distinct Sets of Exhausted T Cells

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The battle between the human immune system and long-term, persisting infections and other chronic diseases such as cancer results in a prolonged stalemate. Over time battle-weary T cells become exhausted, giving germs or tumors an edge. Using data from multiple molecular databases, researchers have found nine distinct types of exhausted T cells, which could have implications for fighting chronic infections, autoimmunity, and cancer.

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15-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694392

Joint Resolution: A Link Between Huntington’s Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

University of California San Diego Health

Using new analytic tools, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have decoded the epigenetic landscape for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a common autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.3 million Americans.

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10-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694454

Vasculitis Foundation Releases New Video Promoting Early Diagnosis of Vasculitis as Part of Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018 Campaign

Vasculitis Foundation

The VF produced a new video called "Connect the Dots" especially for Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018. The short, animated video reminds medical professionals to "Think Vasculitis" when they have a patient exhibiting a cluster of chronic, unremarkable symptoms that don't respond to traditional treatment.

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11-May-2018 1:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694379

Epidemic of Inflammatory Disease in the Southeast Shows Need for More Regional Drug Trials

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Chronic inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and lupus have their highest U.S. concentrations in the Southeast. Yet, says Fran Lund, the majority of clinical trials to test possible new treatments for these diseases occur outside of the Southeast.

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10-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Kyle Marcelli, AARDA Ambassador, Wins Two Races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Raises Awareness about Autoimmune Disorders

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)

Kyle Marcelli, ambassador for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA) had an extraordinary weekend winning two highly competitive races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

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9-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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    7-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 693891

Nuclear Pore Functions Are Essential for T Cell Survival

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

A new study by Sanford Burnham Prebys (SBP) researchers describes how a specific nuclear pore component is critical for the survival of circulating T cells. The findings, published in Nature Immunology, identify a new node of T cell receptor signaling and could pave the way for the development of future immunotherapies.

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4-May-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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May Is #MyositisAwareness Month. The Myositis Association Has Medical Experts Available to Speak About This Rare Autoimmune Disease of the Muscles. TMA@myositis.org

Myositis Association

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4-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693909

Vasculitis Foundation Marks May 2018 as Vasculitis Awareness Month

Vasculitis Foundation

The VF announces the launch of Vasculitis Awareness Month 2018 that runs through May. The VF is holding special webinars, providing educational materials, and featuring other resources to inform both the patient and medical communities about autoimmune vasculitis.

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2-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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May is Myositis Awareness Month

Myositis Association

Myositis Awareness Month brings attention to a rare autoimmune disease of the muscle that can cause disability for children and adults.

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1-May-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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