Autoimmune Disease Research and Clinical Trials
What Are Autoimmune Diseases?
An autoimmune condition develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own healthy body tissue. Many types of arthritis are autoimmune conditions.
The Immune System - How It Works
The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against foreign invaders.
The immune response is the way the body recognizes and defends itself against microorganisms, viruses, and substances recognized as foreign and potentially harmful to the body.
Immune System Quiz
Test your knowledge of the immune system.
The Immune System
The immune system is a complex of organs -- highly specialized cells and even a circulatory system separate from blood vessels -- all of which work together to clear infection from the body, from NIAID.
Video: Do You Know Your Family's AQ?
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) wants to help you learn your family's AQ. AQ is a play on IQ and stands for Autoimmune Quotient. It's about knowing how likely you or a loved one is to develop an autoimmune disease, based on the prevalence of these diseases and your family history.
Autoimmune Disease In Women - The Facts
The term "autoimmune disease" refers to a varied group of more than 100 serious, chronic illnesses that involve almost every human organ system. In all of these diseases, the underlying problem is similar - the body's immune system becomes misdirected and attacks the very organs it was designed to protect, from aarda.org.
The John Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center
The John Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center offers leadership in the study and development of improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention of autoimmune diseases.