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Study Explores Illness and Morbidity Risks in Giant Cell Arteritis and Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

A few years ago, Lin Li, PhD, a current postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences in the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester found out that her aunt had been diagnosed with vasculitis. Her aunt survived, but the experience changed both of their lives. “Because…...

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Researchers Study Behçet’s Disease in Midwest, Doctor Says It’s Far Less Common in U.S.

Behçet’s disease (BD) is a chronic condition that is rare in the United States. Although better studied in areas where it is seen more often, not as much research has been done in North America. A group of researchers from the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Michigan in…...

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Precision Medicine Allows Doctors to Provide More Effective Treatment Plans

According to the Precision Medicine Initiative, precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.” This approach will allow doctors and researchers to predict more accurately which treatment and prevention strategies for a particular…...

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Vasculitis Foundation Research Program To Fund Three New Studies in 2018

By Jason Springer, MD, MS Chairman, Research Committee and Member, Vasculitis Foundation VF Board of Directors The VF is funding three new research studies in 2018. Every year we get proposals for very high-quality research from investigators who have a wealth of experience. These three studies were chosen from a…...

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Vasculitis Foundation Providing $162,000 To Fund Three New Research Studies in 2018

The studies are: 1. Endothelial Cell Inflammasomes in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Investigator: Dan Jane-Wit, MD, PhD Co-investigator: Caodi Fang, MS Institution: Yale University Award: One-year, $50,000 Inflammasomes are shown to play a role in a number of other diseases associated with inflammation including gout, Muckle-Wells Syndrome, Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome and…...

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