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2012-03-30 06:22:17

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A purple parade of more than 3,000 walkers will march for the rising ranks of lupus patients in D.C., Maryland and Virginia -- now more than 80,000 strong and served by the Lupus Foundation of America-D.C./Maryland/Virginia Chapter. With walkers now quintupling since the first event, the 6th Annual DC Walk for Lupus Now! on Sat., April 21 will kick off at 9:00 a.m. with an address by Greta Kreuz, the WJLA-TV veteran reporter and...

2012-03-29 22:20:31

Three newly confirmed lupus genes are opening new avenues of research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. A paper published in the April 6 issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics describes three lupus genes discovered by OMRF researchers as part of a massive international collaboration. With help from partners around the world, including universities and research facilities in Granada, Spain, Taipei, Taiwan, Seoul, Korea, Bogota, Colombia, and across the U.S., OMRF...

2012-03-29 02:26:09

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX) today announced the publication of an article in Cell, describing the crystal structures of two forms of the proteasome found in mammalian cells: the constitutive proteasome, expressed by the majority of cells in the body, and the immunoproteasome, expressed in cells derived from the bone marrow, including T-cells and B-cells, two types of white blood cells. In addition, this work includes...

2012-03-21 10:24:19

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute Coalition of patient advocacy groups throughout the country were out in force on Capitol Hill yesterday to bring critical issues affecting the 1.5 million lupus patients nationwide to the attention of Congressional leaders. Stressing the need for increased public and professional education on lupus was validated by findings of a new survey released Tuesday showing a communication gap between patients and those...

2012-03-20 06:26:23

ROCKVILLE, Md., and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a new Roper survey of the lupus community released today highlight a communication gap between people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, lupus) and the people who care for and about them. The Roper survey was designed to evaluate the daily and long-term impact of lupus on health, family relationships, career and quality of life, and identify potential gaps in communication. To view the...

2012-03-20 06:26:22

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, March 20, Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline released the results of a new survey highlighting a communication gap between people with lupus and the people who care for and about them. The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) President and Chief Executive Officer, Sandra C. Raymond, issued the following statement regarding the survey results: "Lupus is an unpredictable and incredibly complex disease that can impact every...

2012-03-05 15:24:00

NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) extends best wishes for recovery from kidney failure to Nick Cannon, multi-talented performer and husband to singer Mariah Carey. We are thankful that his lupus was diagnosed properly, and appreciate his openness in discussing his battle with lupus nephritis. Difficult to diagnose and to treat, lupus is a chronic and often disabling autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns on itself and attacks virtually...

2012-03-01 12:09:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Junior investigators embarking on research careers in the New York City metropolitan area may get their first chance at independence in answer to today's request for applications from the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation. Based on unparalleled success in attracting and fostering New York's talent in lupus research, the Foundation is also offering the same opportunity to the up-and-coming scientists of Los Angeles. For over 35 years, the New York-headquartered...

2012-02-24 18:00:05

Cells that die naturally generate a lot of internal debris that can trigger the immune system to attack the body, leading to diseases such as lupus. Now Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report that an enzyme known to help keep a woman's immune system from attacking a fetus also helps block development of these autoimmune diseases that target healthy tissues, such as DNA or joints. The findings point toward new treatment strategies for autoimmune diseases, which are on the...

2012-02-22 15:01:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. Net sales for the fourth quarter were $75.5 million, reflecting continued physician acceptance of H.P. Acthar® Gel (Acthar) for treating serious, difficult-to-treat medical conditions. Net sales in the fourth quarter 2010 were $29.3 million. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 was...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lupus (the wolf) Constellation -- Lupus belongs to the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere roughly between DECL=-30 degrees and DECL=-55 degrees and RA=14h 20m and RA=16h 15m, respectively. It is located between Centaurus on the western and Scorpius and Norma on the eastern boundary. In the north Lupus borders on Libra, to the south it tops Circinus. As a part of the Milky Way stretches through Lupus it is an interesting part of the sky for simple stargazing with binoculars....

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