Magdalena is a writer with a passion for bridging the gap between the people performing research, and those who want or need to understand it. She writes about medical science and drug discovery. She holds an MS in Pharmaceutical Bioscience and a PhD — spanning the fields of psychiatry, immunology, and neuropharmacology — from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Patients with suspected cardiac sarcoidosis should be monitored for potential sarcoidosis lesions in other organs besides the heart, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), ... Read more
Researchers found bacteria of the type Propionibacterium acnes in a large proportion of tissue samples from patients with cardiac sarcoidosis, suggesting that the bacteria may cause the formation of ... Read more
Sarcoidosis may appear in cancer patients who respond well to treatment with dendritic cell-based vaccines, according to a case series report from Germany. At the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and the ... Read more
A rare case report of a woman with sarcoidosis in the liver and spleen, who developed signs of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during recovery, illustrates that sarcoidosis can occur in less ... Read more
Increased levels of a specific type of T-cell in some patients with melanoma might explain the connection between the cancer and sarcoidosis, researchers suggest in a study that explored melanoma patients ... Read more
Measuring the levels of the blood marker soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) in patients with suspected sarcoidosis offers more sensitive diagnostic guidance than other commonly used markers, and allows physicians ... Read more
While the protein osteopontin is elevated in the blood of people with sarcoidosis, the increased levels are not determined by known genetic factors, according to a recent study. Nevertheless, several ... Read more