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Local Scleroderma survivor hopes to raise $20000 for research - The Oakland Press



The Oakland Press
 
Local Scleroderma survivor hopes to raise $20000 for research 
The Oakland Press
These were the first signs that Sheri Hicks had scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease that hardens tissues. The autoimmune disease attacks not only skin but internal organs and can disfigure and incapacitate patients in the prime of their ...

 


Scleroderma sufferer: 'I can feel my body turning to stone' - BBC News



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Scleroderma sufferer: 'I can feel my body turning to stone' 
BBC News
"I sometimes feel like I'm snapping when I reach out for things. "The pain shooting up my arm is always a reminder of what is happening to me." Scleroderma makes the 37-year-old's skin and joints feel stiff and it is also attacking her lungs, which are ...

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Waiting Is the Hardest Part - Scleroderma News



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Waiting Is the Hardest Part 
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As I sat in the bed this morning waiting for the blessed relief those little white pills bring, I realized that living with scleroderma has introduced a new dimension to my life. It is, of course, the element of waiting; those pockets of time where I ...

 


7 Common Misconceptions About Scleroderma - Scleroderma News



7 Common Misconceptions About Scleroderma 
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Despite there being approximately 300,000 people in the U.S. who have scleroderma, it seems that many people are either completely unaware of the disease or are confused as to what the disease actually is. With this in mind, we've put together a list ...

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New Stem Cell Treatment for Diffuse Scleroderma Patients Available at Okyanos Center for Regenerative Medicine - Scleroderma News



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New Stem Cell Treatment for Diffuse Scleroderma Patients Available at Okyanos Center for Regenerative Medicine 
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A new treatment using adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) to treat hand problems caused by scleroderma is now available at Okyanos Center for Regenerative Medicine in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Researchers developed the treatment protocol ...

 


How Bob Saget Became Involved With Scleroderma - Scleroderma News



How Bob Saget Became Involved With Scleroderma 
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Bob Saget is a recognized comedian, television host, and actor. But do you know that he is also an advocate for scleroderma? In fact, Saget is a member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation's board of directors. Though his sister died from the chronic ...

 


Gadgets and Gizmos: A Little Ditty About Things that Make Life Better - Scleroderma News



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Gadgets and Gizmos: A Little Ditty About Things that Make Life Better 
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Stiff, bent, inflamed-jointed fingers do not do the best job of getting my shoes on, even though I have no open wounds from calcinosis or ulcers at the moment. Grappling with shoelaces is not easy with my scleroderma fingers, and bending over to ...

 


12 Possible Symptoms of Scleroderma - Scleroderma News



12 Possible Symptoms of Scleroderma 
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According to the John Hopkins Scleroderma Center, scleroderma takes a big toll on your body, both emotionally and physically. There are a number of body parts that may be directly or indirectly affected by scleroderma and should be monitored.

 


Scleroderma benefit planned in Buhl - Twin Falls Times-News



Scleroderma benefit planned in Buhl 
Twin Falls Times-News
BUHL ? A golf tournament benefiting Dee Burlile, a scleroderma sufferer, will be held 9 a.m. ? 4 p.m. Oct. 15 at Clear Lakes Country Club. A light breakfast and silent-auction bidding will begin at 9 a.m., with 10 a.m. tee time and 4 p.m. dinner ...

 


Innate Immune System and MicroRNA Play Crucial Roles in Scleroderma Development, Study Suggests - Scleroderma News



Innate Immune System and MicroRNA Play Crucial Roles in Scleroderma Development, Study Suggests 
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Recent evidence indicates that the NLRP3 inflammasome plays a role in scleroderma by regulating a micro RNA known as microRNA-155, or miR-155. MicroRNAs mediate genes' production of proteins, and scientists have reported that specific miRNAs are ...