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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the brain, most often due to infections.

The full text of the New York Times page on Encephalitis can be found at their website, www.nytimes.com.

 

Copyright © NY Times | Review Date August 1st, 2012 | Reviewed By: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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Link: Nuclear receptors in inflammation control: repression by GR and beyond

Inflammation is a protective response of organisms to pathogens, irritation or injury. Primary inflammatory sensors activate an array of signaling pathways that ultimately converge upon a few transcription factors such as AP1, NFκB and STATs that in turn stimulate expression of inflammatory genes to ultimately eradicate infection and repair the damage. A disturbed balance between activation and inhibition of inflammatory pathways can set the stage for chronic inflammation which is increasingly recognized as a key pathogenic component of autoimmune, metabolic, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders.

The full text of this study can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3787948/.

 

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Link: NHS – How PET Scan Works

This link will take you to NHS Choices which provides a wealth of information about NHS services, medical conditions, and many more useful resources.

To read the full text and find more information from the NHS about PET scans, please visit http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/PET-scan/Pages/How-does-it-work.aspx.

NHS Choices is a freely available website. The above content is owned by NHS and gov.uk for education purposes.

 

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Link: Helping Patients Test Treatments for Chronic Illness

This technologyreview.com article talks about new advances in tracking chronic medical illnesses with new technology. The full article can be found at http://www.technologyreview.com/news/424658/helping-patients-test-treatments-for-chronic-illness/.

 

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Link: Th17 Response and Inflammatory Autoimmune Diseases

The proinflammatory activity of T helper 17 (Th17) cells can be beneficial to the host during infection. However, uncontrolled or inappropriate Th17 activation has been linked to several autoimmune and autoinflammatory pathologies. Indeed, preclinical and clinical data show that Th17 cells are associated with several autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and lupus. Furthermore, targeting the interleukin-17 (IL-17) pathway has attenuated disease severity in preclinical models of autoimmune diseases. Interestingly, a recent report brings to light a potential role for Th17 cells in the autoinflammatory disorder adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD). Whether Th17 cells are the cause or are directly involved in AOSD remains to be shown. In this paper, we discuss the biology of Th17 cells, their role in autoimmune disease development, and in AOSD in particular, as well as the growing interest of the pharmaceutical industry in their use as therapeutic targets. – Hindawi International Journal of Inflamatory Diseases

 

The full text of this article is found at Hindawi.com at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/iji/2012/819467/ was published in 2012. Copyrightt © 2011 International Journal of Inflamation.

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Link: Systemic and neurologic autoimmune disorders associated with seizures or epilepsy.

This study discusses the two types of PET metabolic patters in autoimmune encephalitis.  To read the full text, proceed to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2077662/.

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