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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Nov. 1, 2016 — A molecule that stops the immune system from mistakenly reacting to a component of the body's own cells has been identified by researchers, which could improve our ability to treat systemic ... read more

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

Aug. 17, 2016 — Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to studies in ... read more

Genetic Clue to Development of Mouth Ulcers in Lupus

June 10, 2016 — The results of a new study showed for the first time an association between a specific genetic pathway and the development of mouth ulcers in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Linking ... read more

Lupus Confirmed as Risk Factor for Cervical Cancer

June 9, 2016 — The results of a study found a doubled risk of pre-malignant cervical changes, and potentially also an increased risk of cervical cancer, among women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) compared ... read more

Air Pollution Exposure May Worsen Lupus in Children

June 9, 2016 — The results of a new study show for the first time that an individual's exposure to air pollution may have a direct role in triggering disease activity as well as airway inflammation in children ... read more

Anti-DNA Antibody Prefers Damaged dsDNA Over Native

June 3, 2016 — Researchers have conducted a study of structural mechanisms of an antigen recognition and interaction of anti-DNA antibodies which provides a basis for understanding the role of DNA-containing immune ... read more

New Clue in Lupus Autoantibody Production Found

Apr. 11, 2016 — A signaling molecule called interferon gamma could hold the key to understanding how harmful autoantibodies form in lupus patients. The finding could lead to new treatments for the chronic autoimmune ... read more

Landmark Study May Pave Way for Personalized Treatment of Lupus, Other Complex Autoimmune Diseases

Mar. 31, 2016 — New research that may dramatically improve drug development for systemic lupus erythematosus patients has been released by researchers. Lupus is a chronic disease that causes the body’s immune ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Possessing two X chromosomes is a double-edged sword, immunologically speaking. Females are better at fighting off infection than males, but they are also more susceptible to many autoimmune ... read more

Precision Medicine's Potential to Define the Genetics of Autoimmune Disease

Mar. 18, 2016 — Demonstrating the potential of precision medicine, an international study used next-generation DNA sequencing technology to identify more than 1,000 gene variants that affect susceptibility to ... read more

For Lupus Patients, Anti-Inflammatory Immune Cells Are Maturing Into Wrong Cell Type

Mar. 8, 2016 — One of the mysteries of lupus is why the immune cells that normally keep inflammation at bay can't seem to do their job. A study now suggests that for people with lupus, the B cells that ... read more

Researchers Uncover Potential Target for Treating Autoimmune Disease

Feb. 22, 2016 — A molecule that appears to be a cause of autoimmune diseases such as lupus has been identified by a group of researchers. Elevated levels of the molecule allow self-reactive immune cells to escape ... read more

Researchers Discover Ten New Lupus Genes in Asian Population Study

Jan. 25, 2016 — 10 new genes associated with the autoimmune disease lupus have been identified by researchers. One gene in particular, known as GTF2I, showed a high likelihood of being involved in the development of ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Mitochondria could provoke the inflammation characteristic of lupus, an autoimmune disorder affecting the joints, skin, heart and brain. Byproducts of cells' power stations goad certain white ... read more

Diseases That Cause Rashes and Other Skin Problems Also Can Trigger Serious Neurological Conditions

Dec. 15, 2015 — Diseases such as lupus that cause rashes and other skin problems also can trigger migraine headaches, strokes and other serious neurological conditions, according to an ... read more

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

Dec. 7, 2015 — Biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in late-stage lupus patients, but until now they haven’t known for sure. An ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Activating an enzyme that sounds an alarm for the body's innate immune system causes two lethal autoimmune diseases in mice, while inhibiting the same enzyme rescues them, researchers ... read more

Biomarkers in Maternal Blood Can Identify Pregnant Women With Lupus at Low Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Sep. 29, 2015 — Pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus, are at higher risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia, placental insufficiency, fetal death, miscarriages, and other ... 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

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