Autoimmune disorders found to affect around 1 in 10 people

A new population-based study of 22 million people shows that autoimmune disorders now affect about 1 in 10 individuals. The work, published in The Lancet, also highlights important socioeconomic, seasonal, and regional differences ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Endometriosis: How the condition may be linked to the immune system

Endometriosis is a debilitating condition which affects 10% of women worldwide. The condition can have a serious affect on a person's quality of life, often causing a range of symptoms including chronic pain, fatigue and ...


A common metabolite may help treat autoimmune diseases

Researchers have revealed the modulatory effect of the anti-inflammatory metabolite itaconate on T helper and T regulatory cells, which may lead to new therapeutic approaches to treating some autoimmune diseases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Targeting type of B cell could reduce lupus disease, study suggests

A group of University of Pittsburgh researchers has given new meaning to "knowing your ABCs." In a new study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the team showed that a type of immune cell called age-associated ...

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