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Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases are at increased risk for developing infections like shingles. Many of these patients take immunosuppressive drugs to treat the inflammation and pain associated with those diseases. A new study examined whether patients beginning anti-T-N-F...
A new study in Science reveals evidence that “early-life microbial exposures determine sex hormone levels and modify progression to autoimmunity in the nonobese diabetic (NOD) mouse model of type 1 diabetes (T1D).” NOD males were protected from T1D due to elevated serum testosterone prior to colonization...
John J. Ross, MD, instructor at Harvard Medical School, author of Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: Medical Lives of Famous Writers, discusses the medical history of Herman Melville and his diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. Read more about Melville’s ailments. Learn more about John J....