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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...

2010-11-08 11:13:37

Lupus puts children at higher risk for coronary artery disease when they become adults, but routinely using statins doesn't provide enough benefit to warrant their regular use in children and adolescents, according to the largest study of pediatric lupus patients to date. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes widespread inflammation and organ damage. Children with lupus show early signs of atherosclerosis -- the fatty tissue buildup that is the precursor to clogged arteries. Previous...

2010-11-07 00:16:27

Betty Diamond, MD, head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Feinstein Institute, has collaborated with colleagues at the Burke Cornell Medical Research Institute to identify two distinct mechanisms that explain the how lupus autoantibodies alter brain function and led to such a wide array of neuropsychiatric complaints. Manhasset, NY (Vocus) November 5, 2010 Many patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) suffer from a variety of neuropsychiatric problems...

2010-10-22 11:00:00

ST CLAIR SHORES, Mich., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- October is World Lupus Month and Frito-Lay has made it one to remember for Michelle 'Mickey' Wynn, a Lupus Alliance of America Michigan/Indiana Affiliate member. With the threat of eviction looming if Mickey's house did not receive much needed repairs, Frito-Lay rallied its employees and local businesses for a "Motown Makeover" to completely renovate the Lupus survivor's home. "When city officials told me I would be evicted from my home if...

2010-10-18 09:00:00

Pioneering Organization Demonstrates 80% Success Rate by LRI-Funded Researchers, Generates $100 Million in Follow-On Funding in First 10 Years NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) released results from the organization's first scientific research impact report entitled, "A Decade of Impact in Lupus Research - Driving Discovery through Innovation." The results from the report demonstrate a significant impact in lupus research, which has...

2010-10-14 16:16:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly merged Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will launch wider chapter services in Virginia with the Second Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Richmond on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. at the Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. The walk comes just before BENLYSTA -- the first drug for lupus in 52 years from walk sponsor Human Genome Sciences -- is expected to become available in December....

2010-10-04 22:56:01

Lupus Research Institute-funded investigator says breakthrough holds potential for new treatment to quiet lupus Researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have identified a new type of cell in mice that dampens the immune system and protects the animal's own cells from immune system attack. This "suppressor" cell reduces the production of harmful antibodies that can drive lupus and other autoimmune diseases in which the immune system mistakenly turns on otherwise healthy organs...

2010-09-16 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Will and Jada Smith, musician and philanthropist Julian Lennon, and Eduardo Xol, ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, were among the honorees and special guests that saluted the millions of family and friends who are touched by lupus during the inaugural Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) Butterfly Gala in New York City on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The LFA recognized Julian Lennon, Peggy Conlon, President and Chief Executive Officer of The...

2010-09-15 19:08:42

A new focus on the immune system's ability to both unleash and restrain its attack on disease has led Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists to identify cells in mice that prevent the immune system from attacking the animals' own cells, protecting them from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and lupus. The discovery, reported online on Sept. 16 by the journal Nature, may give scientists an effective way of operating the immune system's internal "control panel,"...


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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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