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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....
A new study in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases examines the association between ultraviolet-B (UV-B) light exposure and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) risk among women. Researchers found "higher cumulative average UV-B exposure was associated with decreased RA risk; those in the highest versus lowest category...