Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) is a retrovirus similar to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and has mostly been thought to be transmitted vertically (mother-to-child), or horizontally (sexually or parenterally (e.g. via blood transfusion)).
The risk of developing atherosclerosis – a narrowing of the arteries as cholesterol plaque builds up, leading to obstruction of blood flow – is higher for people with autoimmune rheumatic diseases than for the general population.
A new study published on the bioRxiv* preprint server focuses on the in-silico predictions to repurpose existing drug compounds, that may have the ability to reverse the SARS-CoV-2 gene expression induced in host cells.
A startling new preprint research paper posted to the medRxiv server warns against the use of commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) belonging to the category of cyclooxygenase inhibitors (COX inhibitors) in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The preliminary trial results of a novel radiopharmaceutical for PET imaging of inflammation developed at the University of Turku, Finland, have been published.
New research shows that a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer that targets inflammation is safe and can clearly identify early stages of rheumatoid arthritis.
If you are exposed to silica (quartz) dust at work – e.g. from working with concrete and granite – you have a greater risk of certain types of rheumatic disease.
Certain genetic variants that cause modified protein binding in immune cells, are also seen in those at high risk of some autoimmune diseases, new research has found.
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a self-assembling nanomaterial that can help limit damage caused by inflammatory diseases by activating key cells in the immune system.
Human dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) is a viable target for the development of therapeutics to treat cancer and immunological diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis and multiple sclerosis (MS).