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Researcher Finds Way to Convert Blood Cells into Autoimmune Disease Treatment

July 17, 2013
Cells from one's own blood could be converted into a treatment for autoimmune diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease, based on the discovery of a Purdue University researcher.

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Answers About Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 1

July 17, 2013
Readers sent more than 100 questions to Dr. Vivian P. Bykerk about rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that often starts in middle age and is more common in women.

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Hospital for Special Surgery Again Ranked No. 1 in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report

July 16, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has again named Hospital for Special Surgery the top hospital in the country for orthopedics in its 2013 “Best Hospitals” survey. The hospital also ranked as a leader...

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Kill-switch Controls Immune-suppressing Cells

July 15, 2013
Scientists have uncovered the mechanism that controls whether cells that are able to suppress immune responses live or die. The discovery of the cell death processes that determine the number of...

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Look Beyond Disease Activity in Treating SLE Patients

July 11, 2013
Patients with lupus are at increased risk for a number of long-term health issues that should be considered during the course of their care, according to Dr. Susan Manzi.

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