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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...

2009-10-05 07:45:00

The Lupus Foundation of America urges key stakeholders to implement report recommendations Today, The Lewin Group, a national health care consulting firm, issued recommendations on ways to overcome the barriers that have obstructed lupus drug development resulting in no new drug approval for this disease in more than 50 years "“ since the Eisenhower Administration. The recommendations are included in the report, "Overcoming Barriers to Drug Development in Lupus," which is the outcome of...

2009-10-04 23:01:00

The Lupus Foundation of America Urges Key Stakeholders to Implement Report Recommendations WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Lewin Group, a national health care consulting firm, issued recommendations on ways to overcome the barriers that have obstructed lupus drug development resulting in no new drug approval for this disease in more than 50 years - since the Eisenhower Administration. The recommendations are included in the report Overcoming Barriers to Drug...

2009-09-22 16:46:00

The LFA asks people to join them and show their support by wearing a purple LFA wristband until there is an FDA-approved medication specifically for lupus WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --It's been 50 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a medication to treat lupus -- when Dwight D. Eisenhower was President! To highlight the need for safer, more tolerable, and effective medications, the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) today launched its...

2009-08-21 09:16:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- People with lupus, their families, friends and co-workers will participate in the Second Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Baltimore on Saturday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Y of Central Maryland Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Center at Stadium Place, 900 E. 33rd Street. Affecting mostly women, lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood,...

2009-08-07 15:36:00

Provides Protection for People with Lupus and other Chronic Diseases WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) President and Chief Executive Officer, Sandra C. Raymond, issued the following statement regarding S.1630 "The Affordable Access to Prescription Medications Act of 2009" introduced on Thursday, August 6, 2009 by Senator John (Jay) D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). "We support and applaud Senator Rockefeller for this important bill which will...

2009-07-29 16:54:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore-area residents with lupus--or those who think they may have lupus--can get tips and information in the first, free "Living with Lupus" workshop on August 15, offered by the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW). The workshop will run from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Dawn Isherwood, R.N. and LFA Health Educator, will offer current, medically accurate information...


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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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