Lupus strongly linked to imbalances in gut microbiome

Lupus strongly linked to imbalances in gut microbiome Lupus strongly linked to imbalances in gut microbiome The new study, publishing in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases online Feb. 19, showed that 61 women diagnosed with SLE had roughly five times more gut bacteria known as Ruminococcus gnavus, than 17 women of similar ages and racial…

Type 1 Diabetes Reversed with New Beta Cell Implant (Animal Model)

Type 1 Diabetes Reversed with New Beta Cell Implant (Animal Model) Researchers have successfully created a novel biomaterial that can be seeded with insulin-producing beta cells. Implantation of the beta cell-seeded biomaterial reversed diabetes in a mouse model by effectively normalizing glucose levels and significantly increasing survival.

Testosterone eliminated MS symptoms – Animal model

Testosterone eliminated MS symptoms – Animal model By accident researchers discovered that a guardian molecule cytokine IL-33 that was produced due to testosterone eliminated MS symptoms in mice. Male-specific IL-33 expression regulates sex-dimorphic EAE susceptibility. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2018; 201710401 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1710401115

Rheumatoid Arthritis resolved with a newly discovered peptide

Rheumatoid Arthritis resolved with a newly discovered peptide A peptide was recently discovered that completely resolved Rheumatoid Arthritis in all animals tested within 15 days. Citation: Suppression and resolution of autoimmune arthritis by rhesus θ-defensin-1, an immunomodulatory macrocyclic peptide. PLOS ONE, 2017; 12 (11): e0187868 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187868