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Air Pollution Is Associated With An Increased Risk Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exposure to some types of air pollution, especially sulfur dioxide — one of the six most common pollutants in the United States — is associated with a somewhat increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Rheumatoid arthritis is a […]

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New Compound Stops Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Models

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed the first of a new class of highly selective compounds that effectively suppresses the severity of multiple sclerosis in animal models. The new compound could provide new and potentially more effective therapeutic approaches to multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases that affect patients […]

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Scientists Find The “Master Switch” For Key Immune Cells In Inflammatory Diseases

Scientists have identified a protein that acts as a “master switch” in certain white blood cells and determines whether they promote or inhibit inflammation. The study, published in the journal Nature Immunology, could help researchers look for new treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis that involve excessive inflammation. Inflammatory responses are an important defence […]

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