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The Celiac Surge
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
A rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend, and cope with the consequences.
Infographic: Immune Irritation in the Gut
Catherine Offord | May 31, 2017
A look at how gluten affects patients with celiac disease
Image of the Day: Seizure-Inducing Worms
Staff | Feb 15, 2017
, a parasitic worm, may cause a fatal form of epilepsy in children by inducing an autoimmune reaction.
Lisa Boyette Started a Nonprofit to Save Her Brother and Cure Other Diseases
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Founder and CEO, Curable; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh. Age: 35
Staff | Sep 30, 2016
Meet the researcher/entrepreneur who started a nonprofit that seeks to solve the science behind a rare disease that threatens the life of her younger brother.
Antibiotic Therapy During Infancy Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk in Mice
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of
Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders
Lawrence Steinman | Jun 1, 2016
Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.
In Dogged Pursuit of Sleep
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2016
Unearthing the root causes of narcolepsy keeps Emmanuel Mignot tackling one of sleep science’s toughest questions.
Body, Heal Thyself
Jason Liebowitz | Sep 1, 2015
Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity