web site for autoimmunity

Tom C. cigolott at nbnet.nb.ca
Tue Dec 5 23:04:25 EST 1995

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From: michaelw at ksg1.harvard.edu
Newsgroups: misc.health.arthritis
Subject: New Autoimmunity Research Web Site
Date: 28 Nov 1995 18:59:00 GMT
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As an additional step towards promoting awareness and discussion of
autoimmune conditions, we are pleased to announce a new web page called:

Autoimmunity Research Resources

For those of you with access to the web, the url is:


The page was designed by David Keyes at msu, and is intended to be a
companion to the autoimmune_research distribution list.  The site will
archive postings to the discussion list and already provides a wealth of
links to web resources about autoimmunity and autoimmune conditions.  At
present we have included links to resources on generalimmunology, online
journals, research centers, and pharmaceutical companies, and as well as
specific resources on diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, psoriasis,
rheumatoid arthritis, Reiter's syndrome and ankylosing spondylitis, and
scleroderma.  The complete listing of the web page is given in this
message below.

If you know of good additional links, please send a message to David or to me. 

Please keep in mind that this page is new and underconstruction. 

Listing of Web Page Autoimmunity Research Resources

Index of Resources

    1. General Information 
               Mission Statement 
               Submitting Material 
               Call for Participation 
    2. Searchable Moderated Mailing List Archive 
               Keyword Search the Entire Archive  
               Send a Submission to the Archive Maintainer for Review.
              See the moderator policy for details on selectivity... 
               Browse the Archive 
                     Abstracts of published articles  
                     Research in progress  
                     Summaries of new developments  
                     News accounts of new treatments  
    3. Selected Links to Other Sites 
               General Resources on Immunology 
               Journals on Immunology and Related Topics 
               Immunology Laboratories and Research Centers 
               Pharmaceutical Companies 
               Diabetes Resources 
               Multiple Sclerosis Resources 
               Psoriasis Resources 
               Reiter's Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondilitis Resources 
               Rheumatoid Arthritis Resources 
               Scleroderma Resources 

General Information

Mission Statement

The purpose of this site is to share information about research on
autoimmune disorders among
professionals and patients. The autoimmune diseases in question include,
but are not limited to: 

        Diabetes Mellitus 
        Multiple Sclerosis 
        Rheumatoid Arthritis 
        Reiters Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis 

These conditions all appear to involve imbalances in the immune system
leading to autoimmunity, a
self-directed attack by the immune system. 

This resource is intended to facilitate discussion of ongoing research
into the basic mechanisms of
autoimmunity and treatments for specific autoimmune conditions. It is not
intended to be a
repository for discussions of specific treatment regimes, reactions to
medications, or support. 

We welcome research-related submissions, in various formats, and will post
them where
appropriate. The type of material we are soliciting includes: 

        Abstracts of recently published articles 
        Information on research-in-progress 
        Accessible summaries of new developments in our understanding of
the immune system 
        News accounts about new treatments 
        References to other quality online information archives 

Submitting Material

There are several methods for submitting information. 

       Moderated E-Mail Distribution List
       If you have something you want to post to the list, then simply
send it to
       autoimmune_research at ksg1.harvard.edu. 

       The list is moderated to ensure that the focus remains on research.
This means that the
       moderators reserve the right not to post all submissions. 

       World Wide Web Page
       A form is available for submitting suggested new Universal Resource
Locators to this


To make this work, we need to get a critical mass of people interested in
participating, both in the
patient and in the research communities. If you think of ways to do this,
please send e-mail to
michaelw at ksg1.harvard.edu. 

Selected Links to Other Sites

General Resources on Immunology

       Medical Sciences Bulletin. Good articles on specific drugs and on
diseases and general
       health. See in particular "Focus On... The New Immunology" for an
excellent overview of
       developments in immunology... 
       ChronicIllNet section on Autoimmune Disease 


Journals on Immunology and Related Topics

        Cutting Edge: Journal of Immunology 
        Journal of Autoimmunity 
        Science Magazine On-line 
        Cell On-line: The tables of contents and abstracts for Cell,
Immunity, and Neuron 
        Nature On-line 


General Immunology Newsgroups



Immunology Laboratories and Research Centers

       Garry Autoimmune Disease Lab 
       Gillam Laboratory 
       Immunology Research Group at the University of Calgary 
       Masschusetts General Hospital Multiple Sclerosis Unit 
       McMichael Laboratory 
       Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Oklahoma 
       National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
       Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario 
       Turku Immunology Center 


Pharmaceutical Companies

       ImmuLogic Pharmaceutical Corporation 
       Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated 


Diabetes Resources

       Medical Sciences Bulletin article "Focus On... Diabetes Mellitus" 
       National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDKD) 
       NIDDKD Directory of Diabetes Organizations 
       Diabetes FAQs 
       Links to Diabetes Resources 
       Datastore Diabetes Links 
       Diabetes Newsgroup (misc.health.diabetes) 


Multiple Sclerosis Resources

       Medical Sciences Bulletin article "Autoimmunity and Neurologic
       Genetics and MS 
       National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke -- Multiple
Sclerosis Research
       Archives of Neurology 
       Research and Clinical Trials section of Jean Sumption's MS site 
       Research Section of MS Crossroads -- Aapo Halko's MS Site 
       Neurosciences on the Net -- Index of Electronic Journals 
       Advanced Imaging Research Group, London, Ontario, Canada 
       Newsgroup (alt.support.mult-sclerosis) 
       AOL National Multiple Sclerosis Society pages, see especially
"Update" and "Research
       and Clinical Trials" sections. See also their message forum "Ask
MD's about MS" 


Psoriasis Resources

       Psoriasis Research 
       Technical Overview Article 
       National Psoriasis Foundation 


Lupus Resources

       Lupus Homepage at Hamline Unversity 


Reiter's Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondilitis Resources

       FAQ for Reiter's Syndrome and Ankylosing Spondylitis 
       Spondylitis Association of America 
       Musculoskeletal Section - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 


Rheumatoid Arthritis Resources

       Medical Sciences Bulletin article "Focus On... Rheumatoid Arthritis" 
       Medical Sciences Bulletin article "Oral Collagen for Rheumatoid
       Frequently Asked Questions About Arthritis (also about Lupus and
Scleroderma and other
       arthritic conditions, many pointers to lists and groups) 
       XIIIth European Congress of Rheumatology 
       Arthritis Today 

       Musculoskeletal Section - Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 


Scleroderma Resources

       Scleroderma FAQ 
       Scleroderma related sites
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