Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global first for rheumatic fever research

The first robust evidence that supports community initiatives to prevent acute rheumatic fever has come from researchers at the University of Auckland.

Cardiology

The heart of the matter for Indigenous mothers

Indigenous women journeying though pregnancy with the added complication of rheumatic heart disease have the best outcomes with collaborative and culturally appropriate care according to the lead researcher in a four-year ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New hopes for rheumatic fever vaccination

A new vaccine to combat the debilitating disease caused by rheumatic fever may soon become a reality, saving hundreds of thousands of deaths from preventable heart disease around the world each year.

Immunology

How infection can trigger autoimmune disease

Australian scientists have confirmed a 'weak link' in the immune system – identifying the exact conditions under which an infection can trigger an autoantibody response, a process not clearly understood until now.

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