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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  • 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..

  • Newly discovered drug-like compound may revolutionize treatment of autoimmune diseases images Newly discovered drug-like compound may revolutionize treatment of autoimmune diseases

    University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a potent, drug-like compound that could someday revolutionize treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases by inhibiting a protein instrumental in prompting the body to start attacking its own tissue. “We have discovered a key to lock this protein in a resting state,” said Hang Hubert Yin, a biochemistry professor in the BioFrontiers Institute and lead author of a paper, published today in Nature Chemical Biology, describing the discovery. “This could be paradigm shifting.” More than 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and lupus, in which an overzealous immune response leads to pain, inflammation, skin disorders and other chronic health problems. Three of the top five selling… Read more..

  • 4 out of 5 autoimmune disorders strike women images-1 4 out of 5 autoimmune disorders strike women

    Why do more women than men get autoimmune diseases? There are more than 80 autoimmune diseases that can be life-altering, even life-threatening. These occur when the immune system goes awry and mistakenly attacks healthy parts of the body rather than infectious invaders such as bacteria and viruses. It’s often described as the body’s inability to distinguish “self” from “non-self.” Autoimmune diseases afflict 23.5 million Americans, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, although the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association estimates the number at more than twice that. Women account for nearly 80 percent of all cases — for reasons not well understood. Most often, they hit women in their reproductive years, often complicating pregnancy. The immune system produces… Read more..

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