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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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