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UC San Diego Part of New Effort to Fight Autoimmune Disorders

September 25, 2014

…drug discovery, development, diagnostics and therapies for patients with autoimmune disorders, primarily rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus erythematosus, which affect millions of Americans.

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

May 15, 2018

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.

Help UC San Diego Scientists Study Link between Body Bacteria and Autoimmune Diseases

August 23, 2017

The public’s help is being enlisted in the Microbiome Immunity Project, what’s thought to be the biggest study to date of the human microbiome — the communities of bacteria and other microbes that live in and on the human body, where they influence our health.

Scientists Discover Pain Receptor on T-Cells

October 5, 2014

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that T-cells – a type of white blood cell that learns to recognize and attack microbial pathogens – are activated by a pain receptor.

How Mitochondrial Damage Ignites the “Auto-Inflammatory Fire”

July 13, 2022

Mitochondria are self-contained organelles (they possess their own mini-chromosome and DNA) residing within cells and are charged with the job of generating the chemical energy needed to fuel functions essential to life and well-being.

Tissue-Specific Immunity May Be the Future, if We Can First Learn its Rules

December 28, 2022

UC San Diego study reveals critical insights into the complex biology of tissue-specific T cells, paving the way for a new branch of precision therapeutics in immunity, autoimmunity, and cancer.

Epigenetics Alters Genes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

July 3, 2012

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego – led by Gary S. Firestein, MD, professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at UC San Diego School of Medicine – investigated a mechanism usually implicated in cancer and in fetal development, called DNA methylation, in the progression of…

Flesh-Eating Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Spur New Discovery

August 19, 2016

Rheumatoid arthritis patients taking medications that inhibit interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta), a molecule that stimulates the immune system, are 300 times more likely to experience invasive Group A Streptococcal infections than patients not on the drug, according to University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers. Their study, published August 19…

Exercise … it Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

January 12, 2017

…the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. The findings have encouraging implications for chronic diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia and for more pervasive conditions, such as obesity.

UC San Diego to Partner with New Allen Institute for Immunology

December 12, 2018

UC San Diego researchers join national effort to better understand human immune system as part of new Allen Institute of Immunology.

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