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argenx announces orphan drug designation for ARGX-113 for the treatment of myasthenia gravis
GlobeNewswire (press release)
MG is an autoimmune disorder associated with muscle weakness that is triggered by IgG auto-antibodies. These antibodies attack critical signalling proteins at the junction between nerve and muscle cells, thereby impairing their communications signals.

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Fibromyalgia: An enigma
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes achy muscle aches and pain, tenderness, spasm, and stiffness of the muscle, areas of the tendons and ligaments, chronic fatigue. These tender points are common around the neck and shoulders, in the front of the ...

BBC News

The suicide note that told Megan's diabulimia story
BBC News
In her note Megan talks of her treatment in an eating disorder inpatient unit. She describes managing her own insulin because "not one member of staff on the ward was even trained to administer insulin let alone understand it". "They gave me back my ...

Hundreds join together to support diabetes research at JDRF walk
Roanoke Times
The condition isn't linked to diet or lifestyle but rather is an autoimmune disease caused by the body attacking the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The onset of the disease is often sudden, organizers said, and cannot be prevented. Sunday ...


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