Immune Disorder News

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Researchers Pinpoint More Genes Linked to Vitiligo

Genetic clues to this autoimmune disease could lead to breakthroughs for related disorders, researchers say

Arthritis Drug May Help With Type of Hair Loss

Researchers saw regrowth in patients with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata

Organ Transplants Linked to Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Experts say all recipients should have full-body skin evaluations after transplant surgery

Early Introduction of Eggs, Peanuts May Cut Kids' Allergy Risk: Study

Allergy specialist suggests existing guidelines on introducing foods may be outdated

Makeup of Germs in Newborn's Gut May Triple Allergy, Asthma Risk

Study finds abnormality present in 10 percent of kids seems to undermine immune function

New Biologic Drug Tackles Hard-to-Control Asthma

Benralizumab significantly cuts respiratory attacks, two trials show

Treating Early Symptoms of MS May Extend Time to Diagnosis

Industry-funded study also found therapy doubled time until a relapse occurred

Surgery Effective Against Immune Disorder That Weakens Muscles

Myasthenia gravis affects 60,000 Americans, but removal of thymus gland appears to help, research shows

Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Real?

Study finds distinctly different biological changes than those from celiac disease, wheat allergy

Arthritis Possible Side Effect of Certain Cancer Drugs: Study

Doctors should weigh the risk-benefit ratio, researcher says

Antibiotics, Formula Feeding Might Change Baby's 'Microbiome'

C-section birth may also diminish diversity of these colonies of helpful microbes, study shows

Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

Immune condition most common among people descended from the Punjab region of India

Lupus a Tough Disease to Spot, Treat

But experts say scientists are working to unearth genetic causes of autoimmune disorder

Mixing Lab Mice With Pet Store Peers Might Boost Research

Immune systems of rodents used in science could benefit, researchers say

Gene Therapy May Offer Hope for 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Preliminary research tries new approach to rebuild the immune system

Study Suggests Causes for Lupus' Impact on Immune System

Certain cells seem to malfunction and create inflammation instead of fighting the disease, research say

Supervised Exposure Therapy for Peanut Allergy Lasts, Study Finds

Even after a year-long break, kids maintained their tolerance

Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests

Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu

Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom's Vaginal Fluids?

Small study suggests it's possible to partially restore good bacteria to cesarean infants

Immunity Genes for E.Coli Found

Scientists see DNA as key factor in why illness strikes randomly

New Transplant Technique Might Free Type 1 Diabetics From Daily Injections

Mouse study showed that putting insulin-producing cells in capsules protected the rodents from immune system

New Approach Might Boost HIV Testing Rates

More people agree to screening when told they'll be checked unless they choose otherwise, study finds

Organ Recipients at Raised Risk of Cancer Death, Study Finds

Researchers say immune system-suppressing drugs, poor health may leave these patients vulnerable

Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

New HIV Treatment Shows Promise in Early Research

But new antibody was only helpful for those who hadn't received HIV therapy yet

Toxic Chemicals May Weaken Infants' Response to TB Vaccine

PCBs, DDT found in babies' blood samples appear to dampen immunity, study says

Gene Therapy Shows Early Potential for Rare Immune System Disorder

Without treatment, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency leads to life-threatening infections

New Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Shows Early Promise

Trial finds that immune-based therapy is safe; further trial on effectiveness is planned

More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

But it's not clear if limiting the protein in baby's diet would help, experts say

Preventive HIV Treatment Shown Effective at Health Clinics

New research finds just two people out of more than 400 became infected in a year

Childhood Cancer Tied to Raised Risk for Other Ills in Adult Life

Study found upped odds for diabetes, autoimmune disorders decades later

Sex May Boost Female Immune System to Aid Fertility

Effect appears to work regardless of when in a woman's cycle sex occurs, study finds

HIV Cells Keep Duplicating Even When Treatments Are Working: Study

Antiretroviral therapy may affect progression of disease, but virus doesn't disappear

Psoriasis Drug May Help Preserve Pancreas Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Used early after diagnosis, drug appears to have long-lasting effects, study reports

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders

Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds

Sequence of Shots May Lead to Effective HIV Vaccine, Mouse Study Finds

Series of immunizations might encourage HIV-fighting antibodies

Extreme Exercising Can Lead to Blood Poisoning, Study Reveals

Expert says gradual training can help prevent problems

Pregnancy May Conceal Ebola

Suppressed immune response might delay symptoms, experts say

Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

Immune System Genes May Change With the Seasons: Study

Altered activity could explain why some diseases are worse in some months than others, researchers say

Parkinson's Protein May Spur Immune Response

Researchers say more work needs to be done to understand findings

Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

Study found daily capsules of the natural hormone triggered protective immune response

Mouse Study Suggests Immune Disorder May Play Role in Alzheimer's

If seen in humans, it might lead to new treatments for memory-robbing disease

Antibody Holds Promise as Weapon Against HIV

Treatment would complement existing medications, researchers say

Clues to 'Brain Fog' in Chronic Fatigue Patients Found in Spinal Fluid

Study reveals evidence that it's 'not made up,' researcher says

Immune System Changes Tied to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers saw evidence only in first 3 years of disease, findings could lead to early test

Host of Factors Influence Baby's Immune System

Breast-feeding, less sterile environment spurs healthier makeup of gut bacteria, researchers report

Mercury in Seafood May Raise Risk of Autoimmune Diseases in Women: Study

The higher the exposure, the higher the levels of a protein linked to immune system dysfunction

New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

U.S.-appointed panel says illness is 'legitimate,' should be called Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease

Panel Asks: What Defines Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Disorder that causes overwhelming exhaustion will receive a long-awaited clinical definition