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2011-05-06 06:00:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/lupus-canada/take-a-step-to-conquer-lupus MARKHAM, ON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ - In the month of May residents in communities across Canada will participate in Lupus Canada's most important public awareness and fundraising event, Walk for Lupus. Lupus Canada, in partnership with its provincial member organizations, is holding their 10th Annual Walk for Lupus campaign in conjunction with World Lupus Day to help increase...

2011-05-01 00:09:03

Online health leaders share insight into Lupus, Mental Health, and Celiac Disease Awareness Months Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 During the month of May, the online health community will focus efforts on increasing public awareness for a variety of health conditions and issues, among them Lupus Awareness Month, Mental Health Month and Celiac Awareness Month. Leading online health community WEGO Health is comprised of a unique group of patient experts, called "Health Activists," whose...

2011-04-18 14:47:00

LFA to honor Roch Doliveux, Chief Executive Officer, UCB; U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (MS); and Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) today announced the lupus community champions from government, industry, and science to be honored during its Eighth Annual National Butterfly Gala, which is being held on World Lupus Day, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The LFA will honor:...

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....

2011-03-24 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost 3,000 walkers will celebrate the first drug developed for lupus in more than 50 years during the milestone 5th Annual Walk for Lupus Now! D.C. on Sat., April 16. Approved by the FDA on March 9, BENLYSTA by Human Genome Sciences (HGS) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) represents relief for the unrelenting pain faced by many lupus patients whose disease still lacks a cure. American Idol-ready Devin Kowl (http://www.devinkowl.com/), a 15-year-old...

2011-03-11 00:00:27

The New York City-based S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and its West Coast division Lupus LA welcome the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) historic approval of BENLYSTA® (belimumab) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), which is now the first new treatment approved for the chronic autoimmune disease in more than half a century. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 The New York City-based S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and its West Coast division Lupus LA welcome the U.S. Food and Drug...

2011-03-10 14:23:13

The long path to Benlysta emphasizes importance of basic research Scientific advances at The Scripps Research Institute were key to laying the foundation for the new drug Benlysta® (belimumab), approved today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Benlysta®, which treats the most common type of lupus, is the first in a new class of pharmaceuticals that prevents the body from attacking its own critical tissues. "I am deeply gratified that our scientific...

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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...

2011-03-09 18:01:00

Lupus Research Institute Welcomes First New Treatment Approved For Lupus in More Than 50 Years NEW YORK, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and its National Coalition of state and local lupus organizations welcome the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) historic approval of BENLYSTA(®) (belimumab) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), launching the first safe and effective treatment for lupus in more than half a century....

2011-03-09 17:26:00

First new lupus drug approved in 56 years SILVER SPRING, Md., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Benlysta (belimumab) to treat patients with active, autoantibody-positive lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) who are receiving standard therapy, including corticosteroids, antimalarials, immunosuppressives, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Benlysta is delivered...


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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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