Medical News Today: The key to myasthenia gravis progression may be hidden in serum

Researchers have identified previously undetectable biomarkers that could help diagnose and direct the treatment of a rare autoimmune disease. New research finds clues to myasthenia gravis progression in blood serum. Autoimmune conditions are a class of disease in which a person’s immune system produces antibodies to attack tissues in the body. There are many types…

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Medical News Today: People with PTSD could benefit from fear reducing medication

Post-traumatic stress disorder has proved difficult to treat in the long term. Mixing psychological therapy with a novel drug could help. New research suggests medication may help reduce fear in PTSD. In June, researchers carried out a review to determine whether medication or psychological therapy was the best treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Due…

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Connie Chang, James Blakemore

Connie Chang and James Michael Blakemore were married Sept. 7 at Solitude Mountain Resort, a ski resort in Solitude, Utah. Michael Horn, a friend of the couple who is a Universal Life minister, officiated, with William I. Miller, the couple’s professor at the University of Michigan Law School, taking part in the ceremony. The couple…

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Leona Rosenblum, Garrett Berntsen

Leona Fitzgerald Rosenblum and Garrett Thomas Berntsen were married Sept. 7 at Camp Puh’Tok, a nonprofit summer camp and learning center in Monkton, Md. Will Quinn, a friend of the couple who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated. The bride and groom each received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins, she a…

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Kerry White, Mark Porter

Kerry Elizabeth White and Mark Christian Porter were married Sept. 7 at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Washington. The Rev. Benjamin Hawley, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. Ms. White, 37, is a senior public affairs specialist at the Department of State in Washington. She graduated from Alfred University in Alfred,…

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Jasmine Powe, Nicholas Ruschmann

Jasmine Liana Powe and Nicholas Michael Ruschmann were married Sept. 7 at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland. The Rev. Rodney V. Rice, an Episcopal priest, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Ruschmann, 30, is a regional sales manager for Rxbar, a maker of whole food protein bars, in Chicago. She graduated from Elon University in…

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