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How DNA damage may trigger lupus erythematosus

Summer, sun and the sea – a dream vacation for most – can turn sour for those affected by lupus erythematosus. For them, absorption of the UV-light component in sunlight may cause florid inflammation and redness of the skin…

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Gene variants identifed that may cause kidney problems in lupus patients

Variants in a particular gene are linked with an increased risk for kidney complications in patients with lupus, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings could lead to better treatments to protect the kidney health of patients with the disease…

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UCB Announces New Results From Phase 2b Open-Label Extension Study Evaluating The Long-Term Effects Of Epratuzumab In SLE

UCB have announced new data from an open-label extension (SL0008) of the EMBLEM™ phase 2b study evaluating the long-term effects of epratuzumab treatment in adult patients with moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The primary outcome of the open-label extension was to assess the safety of epratuzumab in patients with SLE…

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OGT Marks World Lupus Day With Announcement Of Novel Biomarker Panel To Support Earlier SLE Diagnosis

Superior sensitivity and specificity compared to current laboratory tests Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), provider of innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine, has today announced the development of a novel autoantibody biomarker panel for improved diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)…

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Lupus Nephritis – New Guidelines Issued

Lupus nephritis is a kidney disorder caused by a complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Unlike previous guidelines, the new ACR guidelines are specific to lupus nephritis and include newer treatments, techniques for detecting renal disease, as well as treatment of pregnant SLE patients with kidney involvement. The guidelines are published in Arthritis Care & Research…

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Guidelines For Management Of Lupus Nephritis Issued By The American College Of Rheumatology

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has issued newly created guidelines for the screening, treatment, and management of lupus nephritis – a severe manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) where the disease attacks the kidneys. Previously, only general guidelines for SLE existed for clinicians…

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Some Good News About Belly Fat

A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has until recently been considered somewhat like the appendix – it didn’t seem to serve much purpose. But Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers have found that the omentum appears to play an important role in regulating the immune system…

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Researchers Make Important Breakthrough In Immunology

A team of researchers at the IRCM led by Dr. Andre Veillette made an important breakthrough in the field of immunology, which was published online by the scientific journal Immunity. The scientists explained a poorly understood molecular mechanism associated with a human immune disorder known as XLP disease or Duncan’s syndrome…

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Autoimmune Disease Rates Increasing

According to a new study the prevalence and incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, celiac disease, and type 1 diabetes, is on the rise and researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are unsure why. Between 2001 and 2009, the incidence of type 1 diabetes increased by 23%, according to The American Diabetes Association. Finland also showed a similar increase…

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In Development – A Nanogel-Based Treatment For Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. Current treatments are focused on suppression of the immune system, but these therapies can leave patients vulnerable to infection…

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In Development – A Nanogel-Based Treatment For Lupus

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