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Research    Autoimmune disease   

Why Jack Frost May Spoil Winter Plans for Some With Autoimmune Diseases

Most Coloradans look at winter as a time of excitement when the high country turns into our own winter wonderland with the opportunity to create lifelong memories. But for many who live with autoimmune diseases, the colder months may mean more pain, fatigue and unexpected disease flares that hamper the excitement of the snow and the holiday season.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date December 04, 2023
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Clinical Research    Autoimmune disease    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Early Stage Cell Therapy Trial Shows Promise in Treating Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus researchers are part of an international team that has shown that the injection of a type of stem cell into the brains of patients living with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is safe, well tolerated and has a long-lasting effect that appears to protect the brain from further damage.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date November 27, 2023
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Clinical Research    Autoimmune disease   

Study Finds Incidence of Celiac Disease Higher Than Experts Thought

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestine when gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, is ingested. According to a recent study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, the worldwide incidence rate among children is “extremely high,” but varies by region.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date November 17, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Autoimmune disease    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Could a Blood Test Revolutionize Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis?

A simple blood test into multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology could speed MS diagnostics and ultimately improve patient care, according to Xiaoli Yu, PhD, senior author of a new study on plasma immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody aggregates.

Author Chris Casey | Publish Date November 09, 2023
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Community    Autoimmune disease

Selena Gomez ‘My Mind & Me’ Shines Spotlight on Lupus Disease

Celebrity Selena Gomez cracked open the door on lupus in her recently released documentary on Apple TV+, “My Mind & Me.” Focused largely on her mental health, which includes a bipolar disorder diagnosis, snippets in the film show the actor and superstar singer being checked and treated for lupus, which resulted in the need for a kidney transplant for Gomez in 2017.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 16, 2022
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Women's Health    Rheumatoid Arthritis    Autoimmune disease

Learning All About Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Hard Way

Prowling the kitchen for a late-night snack, I spotted a jar of peanut butter in the cupboard. I picked it up, twisted the lid and felt a jolt of pain in my wrist. I twisted harder and the pain turned to agony. A sense of dread crept over me. I put down the jar and stepped away.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date May 09, 2022
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Research    Neuroscience    Autoimmune disease

CU Anschutz Scientists Spot Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Before Symptoms Start

Two things happen when Teri Schreiner, MD, MPH, diagnoses a 10-year-old with multiple sclerosis (MS): It breaks her heart and inspires her research.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 22, 2022
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Research    Rheumatoid Arthritis    Autoimmune disease   

CU Anschutz Researchers Find One Autoimmune Disorder Could Lead to Another

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that having one kind of autoimmune disease can lead to another.

Author David Kelly | Publish Date January 04, 2022
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