Welcome to our web site created to provide information for families and patients affected with autoimmune diseases.If you have been doing research on autoimmune diseases, you probably found that much of the information bloodbeing published is often times hard to understand and tough to read. Hopefully, this site will help you better understand the diversity and complexity of autoimmune diseases. (know the signs of autoimmune disease).

We continually search for news articles of interest, that you should find interesting and informative. We know it's tough living with an autoimmune problem, so the more information you have about your illness, the more likely you will discover something that might help.

We want to continually improve our site so we would like to hear from you with any ideas or comments.

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Also, for more autoimmune facts and our opinions on ongoing developments, check out our extended blog at autoimmunefacts.info.

 

 

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  • New Low-Cost Smartphone Sensor To Diagnose Autoimmune Disease Unknown New Low-Cost Smartphone Sensor To Diagnose Autoimmune Disease

      Mobile health (mHealth) is defined as “medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants and other wireless devices” by the Global Observatory for e‐health of World Health Organization (WHO). With a high prevalence of  mobile devices and the aid of cloud computing, data sharing and storage, mHealth technologies are developing very rapidly as well as transforming healthcare delivery and promoting health equity. Most mHealth diagnostic devices are testing 1 sample at one time. Few devices can provide high‐throughput laboratory quality‐level results for large daily volume of tests. Autoimmune diseases, one of the most prevalent disease types in the United States, are one of those frequently ordered tests. Compared… Read more..

  • New theory on why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases images-1 New theory on why more women than men develop autoimmune diseases

    New findings are now being presented on possible mechanisms behind gender differences in the occurrence of rheumatism and other autoimmune diseases. The study, published in Nature Communications, can be of significance for the future treatment of diseases. “It’s very important to understand what causes these diseases to be so much more common among women,” says Åsa Tivesten, professor of medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden, a chief physician and one of the authors of the study. “In this way, we can eventually provide better treatment for the diseases.” In autoimmune diseases, the immune system creates antibodies that attack the body’s own tissue. Almost all autoimmune diseases affect women more often than men. The gender difference is especially great in the case… Read more..

  • MEDICINES IN DEVELOPMENT FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES drug picture MEDICINES IN DEVELOPMENT FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

    More than 300 Medicines in are in the Research Pipeline for Autoimmune Diseases. Today, more than 80 autoimmune diseases have been identified. Many more diseases are thought to be autoimmune but have not been scientifically been identified as such, and others are considered to be autoimmune-related conditions. Although researchers do not know the exact cause of autoimmune diseases, progress is being made to better understand potential factors that may be involved. Scientists have discovered that autoimmune diseases tend to occur in members of the same family, suggesting a genetic component, and are more common in women than in men. In autoimmune diseases, environmental elements, such as certain foods, chemicals or even physical trauma can trigger the immune system to attack… Read more..

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