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2010-05-13 01:05:00

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 600 people turned out tonight for the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) National Butterfly Gala, which recognized Ted Turner, Chairman, Turner Enterprises, Inc., Senator, Daniel K. Inouye (HI), Human Genome Sciences and GlaxoSmithKline for their contributions to advancing the science and medicine of lupus, and supporting the millions of people around the world affected by lupus. (Photo:...

2010-05-10 12:27:00

WASHINGTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) set a nationwide chapter record for its 4th Annual Walk for Lupus Now! at http://www.dclupuswalk.org Washington, raising more than $250,000 with 2,500 walkers and $270,000 expected by the end of May. Corporate sponsor Human Genome Sciences (HGS) also set a team record donating more than $33,000, its highest team record ever. In time for today's World Lupus Day, HGS also made a generous...

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2010-05-04 07:32:11

Lupus is a disease where the immune system attacks healthy cells of the body. This leads to progressive damage of different tissues and organs. The classical characteristic of the disease is the so-called butterfly rash in the face. Many Lupus patients eventually die of kidney failure. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin together with medical scientists from the University of Erlangen succeeded in elucidating basic principles of the disease. This opens up...

2010-04-14 10:35:00

WASHINGTON, April 14 /PRNewswire/ --The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW at http://www.lupusgw.org) will offer the 15th Annual Symposium for Lupus patients and their families on Saturday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (map), 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The free Symposium was created for the 75,000+ Washington area patients with lupus -- 90 percent of whom are women. Lupus is a chronic,...

2010-03-17 12:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and his daughter, Mary Moran, will help cut the ribbon at the 4th Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Washington on Sat., April 17. As an honorary Walk co-chair, Congressman Moran's participation supports Mary, one of 75,000+ people in the greater D.C. Metro area with lupus, a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and the brain. The...

2010-02-16 09:22:09

Simple urine tests for four proteins might be able to detect early kidney disease in people with lupus, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in an animal study. Although it might take years before such tests could be used clinically, the findings suggest they could pinpoint kidney disease better than tests currently in use, the researchers said. "Our goal was to accurately detect something in the urine that appears only in disease," said Dr. Chandra Mohan, professor of...

2010-01-25 15:53:27

Investigators have identified a new disease mechanism and therapeutic approach for a type of advanced kidney disease that is a common cause of complications in patients with lupus. The study was led by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery and appears in the January 25 online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "The standard treatment for lupus kidney disease is to block inflammation," said Lionel Ivashkiv, M.D., associate chief scientific officer at...

2010-01-22 13:37:00

New report resulting from Lupus Research Institute's congressional advocacy describes state of lupus research, impact of disease, and barriers to care NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major report on lupus from the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the U.S. Congress this week reviews the state of the disease and documents the need for a comprehensive national provider health education program to help eliminate the barriers of racial disparities in the early medical...

2010-01-21 14:13:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW at http://www.lupusgw.org) will host its first Virginia Advocacy Day in Richmond on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Participants will host a coffee for legislators and their staff members and call on state legislators to ask that they designate May as Lupus Awareness Month to coincide with the national awareness month. For more information and to register, participants may...

2010-01-15 18:21:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), along with 22 national organizations, attended the first consortium meeting aimed at developing a national health care provider education initiative to improve lupus diagnosis, treatment, and management among minorities. The meeting, held at the American College of Rheumatology offices in Atlanta, Georgia from January 12-14, 2010, was facilitated by the U.S. Department of Health and...


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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.