Gender-affirming hormone therapy could influence the way a person’s genes are turned on or off, according to a new study.
Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 diabetes are thought to arise when people with a genetic susceptibility to autoimmunity encounter something in the environment that triggers their immune systems to attack their own bodies.
T cell responses in inflammatory bowel disease patients on immune-modifying agents after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination
Researchers characterized humoral and SARS-CoV-2 S-specific T cell responses in IBD patients who received two-dose mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination series.
Discovery of signaling pathway in immune cells may lead to new therapeutic approach for autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune diseases are triggered when the immune system malfunctions and attacks the body’s own structures.
‘Injections, injections, injections’: Troubling questions follow closure of sprawling pain clinic chain
On May 13 of last year, the cellphones of thousands of California residents undergoing treatment for chronic pain lit up with a terse text message: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lags Medical Centers will be closing effective May 19, 2021.”
Use of immunosuppressants for inflammatory rheumatic diseases and the associated risk of severe COVID-19
A recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server investigated the risk of severe/fatal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in patients treated with immunosuppressants for inflammatory rheumatic diseases (IRD).
In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated if folic acid or methotrexate use impacts the risk of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) diagnosis or associated mortality in the United Kingdom (UK).