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New Genes Connected to Autoimmune Disease “Lupus”

According to the Mayo Clinic, lupus is a “chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s own organs and tissues”. It is exceptionally difficult to diagnose, as no two cases are the same. The name comes … Keep Reading


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CRPS: New Study Sheds Light On Rare Disease

Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as CRPS, is a rare neuro-inflammatory disorder. Silas Mitchell, a physician who treated soldiers with injuries, first documented CRPS during the Civil War. He called it causalgia, Latin for “burning pain”. Since this first … Keep Reading


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