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2009-07-19 23:40:00

First Phase 3 Lupus Drug Trial in Decades to Show Effectiveness NEW YORK, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and its National Coalition of state and local organizations congratulate Human Genome Sciences (HGS) and GlaxoSmithKline on the highly promising results of this landmark clinical trial of Benlysta(TM) (belimumab) for people with systemic lupus. "We are very hopeful that we now are strongly on our way to the first new treatment for lupus in 50...

2009-07-19 23:33:00

BENLYSTA(TM) SUCCESSFUL IN FIRST OF TWO PIVOTAL CLINICAL TRIALS WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Human Genome Sciences (HGS) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced positive results from a year-long clinical trial of BENLYSTA for treating lupus. When the 52-week study concluded, the lupus patients who were treated with BENLYSTA had improvement in overall disease activity without clinically significant flare-ups in one or more isolated organs when compared to patients who...

2009-07-19 23:01:00

ROCKVILLE, Maryland and LONDON, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) and GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) today announced that BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly LymphoStat-B(R)) met the primary endpoint in BLISS-52, the first of two pivotal Phase 3 trials in patients with serologically active systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In the placebo-controlled BLISS-52 study, the results showed that belimumab plus standard of care achieved a clinically and...

2009-07-15 14:41:00

WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington metro area residents wondering if they have undiagnosed symptoms of lupus can find out on Sunday, July 26 at a "Could I Have Lupus?" workshop and Washington Mystics game at the Verizon Center, 601 F St., N.W., D.C. As a combination workshop/fundraiser, attendees must purchase a Mystics game ticket for $24.00, $9.00 of which benefits the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW). The workshop will be held at 2:00 p.m., with...

2009-07-09 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a recent increase in media interest in lupus, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is providing a fact sheet about the disease. For additional information, please visit the LFA website at www.lupus.org. What is lupus? Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to virtually any tissue or organ in the body. Its health effects include skin lesions,...

2009-07-09 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its Patient Voices series, The New York Times website is featuring the stories of people from across the country who are affected by lupus. Using audio interviews and photos, Patient Voices seeks to give a glimpse into the life of someone living with lupus. The individuals featured are as diverse as the disease itself, and include actress/model and Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) national spokesperson Tomiko Fraser Hines, who lost...

2009-07-08 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is accepting letters of intent until July 13 for grants to advance adult stem cell transplantation research in humans as a treatment for lupus, and to better understand pediatric lupus features and societal factors that affect the health-related quality of life of children, adolescents and young adults with systemic lupus. The LFA will award one $100,000 grant for adult stem cell research. Both basic...

2009-06-28 09:50:43

Dr. Deepak Chopra says his longtime friend Michael Jackson suffered from lupus and vitiligo and had been known to use strong pain medication, People.com reported. Jackson, 50, died at his home in Los Angeles Thursday. The cause of death has not been determined. Chopra told People.com children who were physically or verbally abused can develop autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, later in life. Michael, he was never sexually abused but according to him, he was traumatized verbally and...

2009-06-25 14:20:00

Harmful UV Rays Increase Rash Outbreaks WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- For most people, protecting their skin from sun damage this summer means remembering to apply sunscreen. But the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays pose a major challenge for people with lupus, whose increased light sensitivity drives painful flare-ups, skin rashes and greater exposure to sun damage. Affecting more than 70,000+ Washington area residents, lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure...

2009-06-22 16:04:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is seeking proposals for grant funding for research studies on lupus, an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease. Grants will support areas of study in pediatric lupus and adult stem cell transplantation. The purposes of the studies are to advance adult stem cell transplantation research in humans as a treatment for lupus and address key understanding of pediatric/adolescent lupus research...


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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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