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2010-01-06 13:21:00

Research areas include management of the disease in children and teens, improving health outcomes, underlying genetic causes of male lupus, facilitating greater accuracy in the diagnosis of lupus WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) announced today new funding for research grants to address issues of critical importance for people with lupus, including the management of the disease in children and teens, improving health outcomes, the...

2009-12-15 16:31:00

Proceeds will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America and the Saint Thomas' Lupus Trust WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julian Lennon, son of the legendary John Lennon, and James Scott Cook today released their new digital single, "LUCY," to raise funds for research on the disease lupus. From now until March 15, 2010, 100 percent of the proceeds from downloading "LUCY" at iTunes will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), and the Saint Thomas' Lupus Trust...

2009-11-24 15:17:00

Proceeds from the song, "LUCY," will be donated to the Lupus Foundation of America and the St. Thomas Lupus Trust WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julian Lennon, son of the legendary John Lennon, and James Scott Cook announced today that they will donate a portion of the proceeds from their song, "LUCY," to fund research on the disease lupus. The song was created to honor Cook's 92-year-old grandmother, Lucy Cook, who has been living with lupus for years and Lucy Vodden, a...

2009-11-23 19:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) will celebrate 35 years of success providing free day-to-day education, advice and resources for the 75,000+ people with lupus and their families in the greater D.C. area. LFAGW's 35th Anniversary Luncheon will be held on Sat., December 5 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at B. Smith's, 50 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington (map). Dress: Business attire. Limited tickets are available at $100...

2009-11-06 09:37:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPredict Market Research, a global provider of pharmaceutical competitive intelligence and market research, has published a new report providing critical strategic insight for companies with a stake in the market for rheumatology therapies, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus. "Of all the diseases rheumatologists treat, lupus still has the highest unmet need," according to MedPredict president Jeffrey Berk. "While many more people...

2009-11-02 01:18:00

BENLYSTA(TM) Successful in Second Pivotal Clinical Trial WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Human Genome Sciences (HGS) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced positive results from BLISS-76, the second of two large-scale phase III clinical trials of BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab) for treating systemic lupus. A full presentation of results from BLISS-52 was recently shared at the 73rd Annual Scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Both trials succeeded in...

2009-11-02 00:23:00

Second successful phase III trial points to the first new lupus treatment in over 5O years. NEW YORK, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and its National Coalition of state and local lupus organizations congratulate Human Genome Sciences (HGS) and GlaxoSmithKline for achieving an historical landmark - the second positive phase 3 clinical trial of Benlysta (belimumab), the first successfully tested new drug developed specifically for people with systemic...

2009-11-01 06:06:01

Contrary to previous studies, lupus patients who receive kidney transplants rarely develop lupus nephritis Individuals with a history of lupus who receive a kidney transplant rarely develop the serious inflammatory condition lupus nephritis in their new organ, according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology's 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in San Diego, CA. The findings indicate that having lupus should not keep individuals from seeking a kidney...

2009-10-18 12:55:56

Macrophages, the scavenger cells of the body's immune system, are responsible for disposing of dying cells. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have identified one pathway in this important process in mice that, if disrupted, causes a lupuslike autoimmune disease. The findings could lead to both a better understanding of the cause of lupus in humans and potential drug treatments for the disorder, which affects an estimated 1.5-2 million people in the United States. "Just like...

2009-10-18 08:20:50

Research presented at the 2009 American College of Rheumatology meeting finds program initiates lifestyle changes According to a new study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators presented at the American College of Rheumatology meeting on October 21 in Philadelphia, most lupus patients are not aware that their condition puts them at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and a counseling program is a valuable way to promote education and lifestyle change. "Lupus patients are battling...


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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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