NIH Research Funding Benefits Everyone by Improving Health for All!

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the leading source of research funding for health and biological sciences in the United States. The NIH’s current yearly budget is about $32 billion dollars, which is used to fund research across the … Continue reading

Impact of Familial Mediterranean Fever, MKD/HIDS, and TRAPS on Patients and Families

This 2016 study looked at how familial Mediterarrean fever (FMF), hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with periodic fever syndrome (HIDS), and tumor necrosis factor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS) affects patients’ lives and their family’s lives. We invited a sample of patients with these … Continue reading

Periodic Fever Syndrome in…Dogs? Your Four-Legged Best Friend Could Have a Rare Autoinflammatory Disease

Look at that face! Wrinkles, lots and lots of wrinkles and they couldn’t be cuter! The Shar-Pei dog breed was originally bred as a general working farm dog. The wrinkles allowed the dog to defend itself from attack because the … Continue reading