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Hookworm protein used to treat asthma

A protein, taken from parasitic hookworms, may provide a treatment for alleviation of the symptoms of asthma, according to a new study.

Drug trial leaves one brain dead, five critically ill in France

Rennes - A drug trial in France that went horribly wrong has left one man brain dead and five others seriously ill. The men were participating in a drug trial for the Portuguese pharmaceutical firm BIAL at a clinic in northwestern France.

New research consortium to tackle inflammatory diseases

London - A new of universities in the U.K., together with the U.K. government’s Medical Research Council, and support from GlaxoSmithKline, to work on a multi-million dollar research project into inflammatory diseases.

New probiotic hope for autoimmune diseases

Newcastle - Certain bacteria that can eat their way through yeast in the human gut could be the basis for new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases, according to some new research.

Processed foods lead to disease: Healthy diet will combat risks

Diets filled with processed foods are now known to increase the risk of cancers and autoimmune diseases along with obesity. Researchers have discovered that taking processed foods out of the diet and eating healthier will help prevent disease.

It's World AS Day. Raising awareness for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Awareness advocates around the world are in full swing today when it comes to raising awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Today, May 4th, is World AS Day.

Biologic treatments vs Experimental treatments? Special

Dalene Key shares her thoughts about fighting an invisible illness. Autoimmune disease research has created conflict with new medications with powerful side effects. New research is being done daily but is it worth the risk?

Why we pass down genes causing infections and autoimmune diseases

New evidence points to why genes that make us susceptible to infections and autoimmune diseases continue to be passed down instead of being eradicated from the gene pool.

Duke Univ. Hosp. does first multiple live donor transplants in NC Special

Durham - Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC performed their first live kidney donor multiple patient transplant, becoming the first hospital in North Carolina to successfully master this medical technique, opening the door of possibilities for patients.

Monoclonal antibodies, a new take on an old therapy

It seems that passive immunity therapies such as therapies based on monoclonal antibodies are slowly but surely maturing into safe and useful cures.

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