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May 23, 2015

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Diseases Caused by Immune System Fault: New Insight

Nov. 18, 2014 — Scientists have discovered how a gene mutation can lead to diseases that occur when the immune system attacks the body by mistake. Understanding how these mechanisms work could help scientists to ... read more

Altering Gut Bacteria Might Mitigate Lupus, Study Suggests

Oct. 20, 2014 — Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate, in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with ... read more

Sep. 24, 2014 — Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns against itself, attacking a person's healthy tissue, cells and organs. New findings by a biomedical engineer and his team ... read more

Math Model Designed to Replace Invasive Kidney Biopsy for Lupus Patients

Sep. 17, 2014 — Mathematics might be able to reduce the need for invasive biopsies in patients suffering kidney damage related to the autoimmune disease lupus. The model could also be used to monitor the ... read more

Sabotage as Therapy: Aiming Lupus Antibodies at Vulnerable Cancer Cells

Sep. 2, 2014 — Researchers may have discovered a new way of harnessing lupus antibodies to sabotage cancer cells made vulnerable by deficient DNA repair. The study found that cancer cells with deficient DNA repair ... read more

Rheumatologic Diseases Like Lupus Can Initially Look Like Neurological Disorders

Aug. 18, 2014 — Lupus and other rheumatologic diseases can initially present as neurological disorders such as headaches and seizures, and thus delay diagnosis for many months, experts say. Moreover, treatments for ... read more

Genetic Key to Lupus Shows Potential of Personalized Medicine

Aug. 19, 2014 — DNA sequencing of a lupus patient has identified a specific genetic mutation that is causing the disease, opening the way for personalized treatments. Researchers identified a variant in the TREX1 ... read more

One in Six Lupus Patients Readmitted to Hospital Within 30 Days of Discharge

Aug. 11, 2014 — A new study reveals that one in six patients with systemic lupus erythematosus is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of being discharged. Results show that black and Hispanic systemic lupus ... read more

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Quest for Safer Treatment

June 17, 2014 — The treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus has traditionally been based on glucocorticoids administered orally. Nevertheless, these drugs were known to cause serious side effects. In order to ... read more

Anti-dsDNA, Surface-Expressed TLR4 and Endosomal TLR9 Cooperate to Exacerbate Lupus

June 12, 2014 — Risk factors, pathogenic anti-dsDNA and combined activation of extracellular and intracellular TLRs, induce SLE syndromes in normal mice. Hence, ongoing studies will determine whether block ... read more

New Guidance on How and When to Stop Immunosuppressants in Lupus Patients

June 11, 2014 — A new study showed that, for the majority of lupus patients who are in remission, it is possible to successfully stop immunosuppressant therapy without triggering a flare of their disease. Within two ... read more

Immune System Genes Activated by Estrogen May Hold Clues to Lupus Origin

Apr. 16, 2014 — Most autoimmune diseases disproportionately affect women, but scientists do not know why. Researchers say they’ve discovered a group of immune-regulating genes that increase activity in the ... read more

Apr. 11, 2014 — The protein c-FLIPR plays a key role in controlling a 'cellular suicide' process named 'apoptosis.' Scientists have described the significance of c-FLIPR for the immune system in ... read more

Unique Individual With Lupus and HIV Demonstrates Desired Immune Response to HIV

Mar. 10, 2014 — One person’s unique ability to fight HIV has provided key insights into an immune response that researchers now hope to trigger with a vaccine, according to new findings. The person had a rare ... read more

Malaria Drug Combo Could Help Prevent Pregnancy Complications in Lupus Patients

Jan. 22, 2014 — An anti-malaria drug combination might be useful in helping to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus and the related disorder antiphospholipid syndrome, researchers have ... read more

Newly Identified Immune Receptor May Activate B Cells in Autoimmunity

Dec. 18, 2013 — A newly identified immune protein influences each person's response to vaccines and risk for autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis. The protein, called a receptor and part of ... read more

Putting Lupus in Permanent Remission

Nov. 11, 2013 — Scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune ... read more

Headaches in Lupus Patients Not Linked to Disease Activity

Oct. 28, 2013 — Headache is common among patients with system lupus erythematosus. The study found that 18% of lupus patients experienced headache at the onset of their disease with that number increasing to 58% ... read more

Biomarker Linked to Poor Outcomes in Pregnant Lupus Patients

Oct. 27, 2013 — Pregnant women who have lupus are at increased risk of adverse outcomes. Researchers have identified a biomarker that may predict who is most at ... read more

Study Shows How Social Media Engages People With Chronic Diseases

Oct. 27, 2013 — Using Facebook chats to convey health information is becoming more common. A study has set out to find the best way to boost participation in the chats to raise awareness of lupus, an autoimmune ... read more

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