Arthritis Care will merge into Arthritis Research UK and work as one charity from October 2017. Continue reading
A particular protein could be a cause for the adverse reaction of the immune system in people with lupus, says research published in Nature Immunology. Continue reading
Newly identified cells help explain why women experience autoimmune disease more often than men, a team reports in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Continue reading
Experts are developing compounds that could allow the pain-relieving effects of ibuprofen to last longer, they report in Molecular Pharmaceutics. And the approach could also be used to deliver other drugs orally that currently can only be taken intravenously.
Metal-organic frameworks are compounds made of metal ions linked to organic ligands, for drug delivery. Active ingredients can be packed inside the metal organic frameworks. They are porous, and some dissolve in water so are good candidates for drug couriers.
The researchers loaded ibuprofen into metal organic frameworks. The compounds were found to reach the bloodstream (of mice) quickly and lasted for twice as long as ibuprofen salts, which are the active ingredient in liquid gel formulations.
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Modified red blood cells could reduce symptoms and onset of autoimmune diseases – early new findings
A new way of treating autoimmune diseases, by modifying the functions of red blood cells, is being developed by scientists, they report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.