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Crohn’s disease patients have specific IgG antibodies to human bacterial flagellins

Last year, Charles O. Elson, M.D., demonstrated a potential preventive treatment for Crohn’s disease, a form of inflammatory bowel disease. He used a mouse model that included immune-reactive T cells from patients with Crohn’s disease in a flagellin peptide-specific immunotherapy. This study provided proof-of-principle that a flagellin-directed immunotherapy might provide similar benefits in patients. Now… Read More »

Chiesi Global Rare Diseases Announces FDA Approval of Ferriprox (deferiprone) for Treatment of Transfusional Iron Overload due to Sickle Cell Disease

May 1, 2021 Approval is based on demonstrated reduction in liver iron concentration Expanded indications for patients with sickle cell disease or other anemias, as well as thalassemia – BOSTON, May 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Chiesi Global Rare Diseases, a business unit of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), announced today… Read More »

Diet, disease, and the microbiome

There is growing interest in the human body’s microbiome and its connection to chronic disease. A new study examines that connection, along with how the foods we eat influence the composition of our microbiome. Microbiome protects host and plays role in disease risk The microbiome consists of the genes of tiny organisms (bacteria, viruses, and… Read More »

Women at Higher Risk of Coronary Disease Due to Psychosocial Stress

Washington, April 11: The findings of a new study suggest that psychosocial stress, typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments, may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease. The study led by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health was recently published in the Journal… Read More »

Fatty liver disease symptoms: Swollen veins and other signs your condition has progressed

According to the Mayo Clinic, these include: Overweight or obesity Insulin resistance, in which your cells don’t take up sugar in response to the hormone insulin High blood sugar (hyperglycaemia), indicating prediabetes or type 2 diabetes High levels of fats, particularly triglycerides, in the blood. “These combined health problems appear to promote the deposit of… Read More »