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(University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease of the joints. It causes a chronic inflammatory response, with the body's own immune cells attacking the joint, including the cartilage and bone. This process does not cease spontaneously. A research team headed by Dr. Andreas Ramming at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg has now managed to identify an immune system cell type that can be used in a targeted attempt to control the inflammatory response in arthritis patients.
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Autoimmune disorders are conditions that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. Normally the immune system's white blood cells help protect ...
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