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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Dec. 15, 2015 — LupuzorTM may become the first specific and non-immunosuppressant therapy for lupus, a disabling autoimmune disease that is currently incurable. This peptide is the subject of a patent (granted in ... read more

Lupus: A Disease With Many Faces

Sep. 1, 2015 — Lupus is an autoimmune disease with so many different symptoms that it is often difficult to diagnose and to treat. Despite huge medical advances over the last few years, lupus is incurable. Modern, ... read more

Pregnancy Safer for Women With Lupus Than Previously Thought

June 22, 2015 — Most women with lupus whose disease is not very active will have a safe pregnancy, new research concludes. The study also identified several risk factors that might put some women with systemic lupus ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility, scientists ... read more

Autoimmunity: New Immunoregulation and Biomarker

June 12, 2015 — Clinicians have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple ... read more

Women With Lupus and APS at Risk of Reduced Fertility and Pregnancy Complication

June 11, 2015 — New recommendations for women's health and pregnancy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were recently developed. These evidence-based ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its ... read more

Breakthrough Opens Door to Safer Lupus Drugs

May 14, 2015 — A ground-breaking discovery could revolutionize treatments given to lupus sufferers, saving thousands of people each year from serious illness or death caused by secondary infections, researchers ... read more

Re-Engineering Lupus Into a Cancer Killer

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have devised a way to re-engineer lupus antibodies to turn them into potential cancer killers. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks its own ... read more

Protein That Triggers Lupus-Associated Immune System Activation Discovered

Apr. 6, 2015 — A protein that regulates certain cells in the innate immune system -- the body's first line of defense against infection -- activates a molecular pathway known to be associated with the ... read more

Intestinal Bacteria Can Be Used to Classify Effects of Different Diseases

Mar. 31, 2015 — It is possible to quantify and classify the effects of different diseases on the activity of intestinal bacteria, new research demonstrates for the first time. Human intestinal flora, known as ... read more

New Mechanism That Controls Immune Responses Discovered

Feb. 12, 2015 — Researchers have identified a common signaling mechanism to produce interferon -- one of the main proteins used to signal the immune system when the body needs to defend itself against a virus, ... read more

Signaling Pathway Helps Protect Healthy Tissue from Overly Active Immune Responses

Feb. 5, 2015 — The messenger protein IL-6, which is rapidly produced at high levels during an acute inflammatory form of kidney disease, potently dampens activation of tissue-destructive immune cells called ... read more

Gut Microbes Trigger Autoimmune Disease Later in Life in Mice

Jan. 19, 2015 — The colonization of the gut of young mice by certain types of bacteria can lead to immune responses later in life that are linked to disease, researchers report. Increases in the levels of segmented ... read more

Lower Mortality Rates Among Asian, Hispanic Lupus Patients

Jan. 15, 2015 — Asian and Hispanic patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have lower mortality rates compared to Black, White, or Native Americans with the disease, scientists have found. Findings indicate ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — Scientists have shown that an enzyme is key in the aging of skin, which is caused mostly by sun exposure; mice lacking that enzyme developed fewer wrinkles, they report. The discovery points toward ... read more

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

Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Benefit Younger People With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Nov. 16, 2014 — People age 30 or over with autoimmune, inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and inflammatory bowel disease, may benefit from vaccinations for the viral ... 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

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