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2010-12-23 13:30:00

Lupus Foundation of America Highlights the Year's Top Ten Achievements WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Events of 2010 represented the beginning of the long anticipated transition to a new era in which the 1.5 million Americans and the more than five million individuals worldwide living with the autoimmune disease lupus can look forward to an improved quality of life. Potential new treatments for lupus passed several milestones on the road toward approval, public and...

2010-12-14 15:15:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with abnormal auto-immune responses and inflammation, has selected the Merck BioManufacturing Network in the UK, to manufacture the large scale GMP clinical and pre-commercial supplies of A-623, an investigational novel peptibody in development for a number of autoimmune diseases. "Establishing a rapid and high...

2010-12-09 16:00:00

Event Raises Crucial Funds for Lupus Research for 5 Million People Worldwide Living with Lupus NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) honored Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation Chairman and CEO, at its 2010 One Love One Cause Gala event. Murdoch was recognized Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with a 6:30pm reception and 8:30pm dinner and award presentation in honor of his support of the ALR. In attendance to honor...

2010-11-29 11:16:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter will celebrate its newly expanded services to more than 80,000 lupus patients throughout Washington, Maryland and Virginia--after tripling its members in just three years. Emceed by WUSA-TV Channel 9 News Anchor Anita Brikman, the Chapter's Annual Gala Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Old Ebbitt Grill will include an exceptional silent auction. The event...

2010-11-22 05:30:00

DENVER, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 20 at the American Society of Nephrology 43rd Annual Meeting, Columbia University Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Andrew Bomback, MD, presented results from a patient case series assessing the potential therapeutic value of H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) as a treatment for patients with nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disorder characterized by excessive loss of urinary protein. Initial data...

2010-11-16 17:05:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and its National Coalition of state and local lupus organizations are pleased with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee's vote to recommend approval of Benlysta(®) for active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), offering patients new found hope for the first approved treatment option in more than 50 years. The U.S. FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee voted 13 to 2...

2010-11-16 16:29:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Arthritis Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly (13 to 2) to recommend BENLYSTA® for approval as a treatment for the autoimmune disease lupus. If FDA approved, BENLYSTA would become the first new treatment for lupus in 52 years. While today's vote is a positive step, the FDA still must make a final decision to approve BENLYSTA in the coming weeks. Sandra C. Raymond,...

2010-11-09 20:56:43

Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Care at Hospital for Special Surgery brings together patient care, education and research The benefits of collaborative, multidisciplinary care of patients with complex autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis are just beginning to be appreciated by physicians. Hospital for Special Surgery in New York will present evidence of the advantages of such a specialized disease center dedicated to comprehensive lupus care at the 74th Annual Meeting of the...

2010-11-09 07:05:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB (EURONEXT: UCB) and U.S. based partner Immunomedics Inc. (Nasdaq: IMMU) announced that results from the phase IIb study, EMBLEM(TM), showed that certain doses of epratuzumab were associated with a meaningful and statistically significant* reduction in disease activity in adult patients with moderate to severe active SLE. The EMBLEM(TM) study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of epratuzumab (in combination with immunosuppressants)...

2010-11-08 11:15:38

3 HSS faculty honored as masters at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting Hospital for Special Surgery physicians who focus on lupus, scleroderma and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Atlanta this week to share their recent findings at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Special Surgery investigators will present advances that may influence the future of clinical care. Topics include prevention strategies for helping...


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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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