Finding could end lip biopsies for some Sjögren’s cases
Researchers doubled known genetic risk regions for the condition
The NIH has selected OMRF to lead a $58.5 million public-private partnership aimed at developing more effective treatments for autoimmune diseases.
The project will focus on comparing certain immune cells in patients with Sjögren’s to those of healthy controls.
At its annual honors and awards ceremony on Thursday, OMRF presented Christy Everest with its Board of Directors Distinguished Service Award.
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Sjögren’s syndrome and more than 80 other disorders known as autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system becomes unbalanced and turns on the body instead of protecting it. Many of these illnesses strike women at much higher rates than men. OMRF physicians and researchers are looking for the […]