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2012-10-17 22:24:16

A new clinical study published in BioMedCentral's open access journal Arthritis Research and Therapy provides preliminary evidence that vitamin D supplementation could be considered an immunomodulatory agent for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a debilitating autoimmune disease characterized not only by skin, joint, neurological and renal symptoms, but also by inflammation of tissue linings in the body. SLE is a T- and B-cell-dependent disease that causes an appearance of...

2012-05-19 23:13:07

In celebration of National Women´s Health Week and in recognition of the numerous accomplishments undertaken at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, a newly organized group of female scientists, Advancing Women in Science and Medicine (AWSM), hosted its first annual awards breakfast on May 17. Manhasset, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 In celebration of National Women´s Health Week and in recognition of the numerous accomplishments undertaken at The Feinstein Institute for...

2011-04-06 13:33:00

AWARDS AN ADDITIONAL $3.6 MILLION IN LUPUS RESEARCH, REACHING $5.6 MILLION IN 2010 NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) - the world's largest private funder of lupus research - today announced its most recent medical research grant awards, totaling $3.6 million, which support the ALR mission of finding better treatments and ultimately preventing and curing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus), a debilitating autoimmune disease....

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2011-03-10 09:15:41

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Benlysta, making it the first new treatment for lupus to receive the agency's blessing in five decades. Benlysta is a drug that is taken by injection once per month. It is designed to help relieve pain and reduce the severity of symptoms associated with lupus--the mysterious disease in which the body's immune system turns on itself, attacking tissues and organs and leading to joint pain, chronic fatigue, arthritis, skin rashes, and in...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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