A new perspective on myositis subgrouping using genetics

In a new study from Karolinska Institutet, the researchers found that combining information from blood markers and genetics reveals distinct subgroups of patients with myositis, which may help to improve disease classification ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An immune flaw may cause West Nile virus's deadliest symptoms

Four out of five of people infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile virus (WNV) won't even know it—heartening news when you consider there's no vaccine to prevent the disease nor targeted medications to treat it. However, ...


Further link identified between autoimmunity and schizophrenia

Links have been reported between schizophrenia and proteins produced by the immune system that can act against one's own body, known as autoantibodies. In a study published in Brain Behavior and Immunity, Japanese researchers ...

Medical research

'Good autoantibodies' could help against long COVID

Sometimes in the laboratory there are unexpected results. "Previously it had been observed that autoantibodies are common in severe COVID patients, those who end up in intensive care," says Jonathan Muri, postdoctoral fellow ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Mother's blood may carry the secret to one type of autism

Autism is a neurodevelopment condition affecting 1 in 44 children in the U.S. It has a wide range of characteristics with different intensities and causes. One type of autism is maternal autoantibody-related autism spectrum ...

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An autoantibody is an antibody (a type of protein) manufactured by the immune system that is directed against one or more of the individual's own proteins. It is derived from the Greek "auto" which means "self", "anti" which means "against" and "body". Many autoimmune diseases, notably lupus erythematosus, are caused by such autoantibodies.

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