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December 8, 2019

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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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritic Pain Could Be Caused by Antibodies

A new study finds that antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis. Researchers believe that the finding can represent ... read more
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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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

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 ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Affected by Disabilities Well in Advance of Diagnosis

Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis often are affected by functional disability a year or two before the disease is diagnosed, according to new research. The results of the study suggest ... read more

Statins Safe for Preventing Cardiovascular Events in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Study Suggests

Results from a large clinical trial indicate that patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits from statins as other individuals, without ... read more

Early Molecular Signs of High-Risk Pregnancy

Women who have healthy pregnancies tend to show distinct changes in the activities of immune genes starting early in pregnancy, while women who have complicated pregnancies tend to show clear ... read more

Restoring This Enzyme's Function Protects Against Heart Disease in Lupus and Beyond

Patients with lupus are at increased risk of heart disease. Exposing endothelial cells -- known to protect against heart disease, in part by producing nitric oxide -- to the serum of patients with ... read more

Experimental Blood Test Accurately Spots Fibromyalgia

For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples -- work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast ... read more

Inhibiting Cancer-Causing Protein Could Prevent Scleroderma Fibrosis

Examining the autoimmune disease at the molecular level led researchers to a specific molecule that could be contributing to the disease progression in ... read more

Surprise Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovery Points to New Treatment

Researchers have identified an unexpected contributor to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new ... read more

Lupus Strongly Linked to Imbalances in Gut Microbiome

The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) -- marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body's immune system -- is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the ... read more

Are Most Patients With Fibromyalgia Misdiagnosed?

Recent studies have suggested that most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by physicians may not actually have the condition. A new study found that overall agreement between ... read more

New Scan Technique Reveals Brain Inflammation Associated With Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that may last ... read more

Impact of Diet Intervention on Autoimmunity in Mice

Could a change in diet be beneficial to people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus? Researchers have revealed how a dietary intervention can help prevent the development of this autoimmune disease ... read more

Essential Oils from Garlic and Other Herbs Kill 'Persister' Lyme Disease Bacteria

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a new ... read more

Link Between Autoimmune, Heart Disease Explained in Mice

Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis more than double the risk of cardiovascular disease. A new study shows that immune cells that arise during autoimmune disease ... read more

Lyme Disease Predicted to Rise in United States as Climate Warms

A new study looked at the relationship between climatic variables and the incidence of Lyme disease in 15 U.S. states. The study found that rising temperatures are expected to boost the number of ... read more

Common Genetic Link in Lung Ailments

An international research team has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary ... read more

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