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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,"...

2010-08-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly merged Lupus Foundation of America-DC/MD/VA Chapter (LFA-DC/MD/VA) at http://www.lupusdmv.org will launch its new tri-state activities with the Third Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Baltimore on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Park Lake Drive. Now serving the entire state with an estimated 35,000 lupus patients in Maryland, more than 1,000 walkers will raise funds for free support groups, education and funding to combat...

2010-07-29 07:30:00

HAYWARD, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, today announced it has initiated PEARL-SC, the Phase 2b study of A-623, a novel inhibitor of B-Cell Activating Factor, or BAFF, for the treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (lupus). Lupus patients suffer from a chronic autoimmune disease, which often leads to severe skin rash, fatigue,...

2010-07-27 12:33:29

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered the biological rationale for why large doses of corticosteroids given repeatedly over several weeks may help individuals with lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects more than 1 million people in the U.S. Unlike the anabolic steroids athletes sometimes use illegally to bulk up muscle, corticosteroids are routinely used to treat inflammation in lupus patients. The drugs, however, can cause undesirable side effects...

2010-07-12 08:33:00

Findings Could Lead to Lower Doses of Medication for Lupus Patients, Reducing Serious Side Effects DALLAS, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two immune system proteins could be the culprit behind many lupus patients' resistance to widely used steroid treatments, scientists with the Baylor Research Institute (BRI) in Dallas announced today. It is estimated that more than 5 million people suffer from lupus worldwide. Currently, those with lupus and other autoimmune diseases, commonly treat...

2010-07-08 08:00:00

EXTON, Pa., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends is pleased to announce the publication of a new syndicated report, TreatmentTrends(®): Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). This report provides a comprehensive market overview of current and future treatment trends in SLE based on a primary research study fielded with 102 rheumatologists in the U.S. in June. The difficulty in treating the complex, relapsing and remitting course of SLE is manifested in rheumatologists'...

2010-07-07 10:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) has merged with Lupus Mid-Atlantic to serve the entire District of Columbia, Maryland, Northern and Central Virginia regions -- encompassing most of the tri-state area. Renamed the Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter, Inc., services will include many support groups, two symposia, and free workshops and teleconferences. Potential patients served will increase to over 80,000 people...

2010-06-30 08:00:00

BRISBANE, Australia, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Australian drug development company CBio Limited (ASX: CBZ) today announced the achievement of a recruitment milestone in its clinical trial of XToll, the potential new-generation drug therapy which could provide safer and more effective treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CBio Managing Director Jason Yeates said that the company was very pleased with recruitment levels achieved by the new clinical trial...


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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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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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