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First Evidence Of Immune Response Targeting Brain Cells In Autism

The presence of cellular features consistent with an immune response targeting specialized brain cells in more than two thirds of autistic brains analyzed postmortem is reported in a new paper[1]. These cellular characteristics — not previously observed in autism — lend critical new insight into autism’s origins and could pave the way to improved diagnosis […]

What Is Sjögren’s Syndrome?

Sjögren’s syndrome hit the headlines when US tennis player Venus Williams declared she was suffering from it. What is Sjögren’s syndrome? How do you pronounce it anyway? And is there a cure? What Is It? Sjögren’s syndrome, pronounced “Showgren’s syndrome”, is what doctors call a chronic systemic autoimmune disease. It’s when the body’s immune system […]