Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

Sjögren’s Foundation Awards Scientists for ‘Outstanding’ Work

The Sjögren’s Foundation has given it 2021 Outstanding Abstract Award to two scientists who presented new research about Sjögren’s syndrome at this year’s annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. The award “recognizes exceptional research and encourages investigators to continue to focus on Sjögren’s throughout their career,”…

Sjögren’s Foundation Recognizes Volunteers

The Sjögren’s Foundation, a nonprofit health organization focused on increasing research, education, and awareness about Sjögren’s syndrome, has announced its most dedicated volunteers who were honored recently at the foundation’s 2021 Virtual National Patient Conference. “Every year, the Foundation recognizes our most dedicated volunteers through awards that are…

Damaged Mitochondria May Drive Autoimmunity

Abnormalities in how mitochondria are “recycled” by cells could contribute to autoimmune diseases like Sjögren’s syndrome, a new study indicates. The study, “IRGM1 links mitochondrial quality control to autoimmunity,” was published in Nature Immunology. Often referred to as the “powerhouse of the cell,” mitochondria are cellular structures that…

Tooth Stem Cell Secretions May Help Treat Sjögren’s

Signaling molecules secreted by stem cells in teeth have anti-inflammatory properties that could be useful for the treatment of Sjögren’s syndrome, recent research in mice shows. The findings were published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy, in the study, “Secreted factors from dental pulp stem cells…