Autoimmune Research

Early in her career, pediatric rheumatologist, Tiphanie Vogel, MD, PhD, cared for a seven-year-old boy with a rare form of juvenile arthritis (JA). She discovered that her young patient had a specific genetic mutation that damages multiple organs and severely affects the joints. Dr. Vogel, an...

Autoimmune diseases arise when the immune system turns on itself, triggering an inflammatory response that destroys the body’s own tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) erupts when the immune system, which normally protects against infection and disease, instead attacks the joints, causing swelling, stiffness and crippling pain. With...