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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...

2009-06-11 10:21:25

 DNA vaccination using lupus autoantigens and interleukin-10 (IL-10, a cytokine that plays an important role in regulating the immune system) has potential as a novel therapy to induce antigen specific tolerance and may help to prevent kidney damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark.SLE is a complex, chronic autoimmune disease...

2009-06-11 06:00:00

- Phase 2 continuation data demonstrated sustained improvement in disease activity and patient response rate through four years of BENLYSTA therapy - - Frequency of disease flares as measured by the SELENA SLEDAI flare index and by BILAG A or B organ domain scores decreased over four years of BENLYSTA therapy - - No increase in overall adverse events, serious adverse events, malignancies or serious infections over time - ROCKVILLE, Md., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome...

2009-06-03 09:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To foster and support the next generation of lupus researchers, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), Inc. has awarded summer fellowships to five young investigators who will conduct their studies under the supervision of an established lupus investigator. Named after the daughter of former LFA President Dr. Sergio Finzi, the Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship program has supported the work of approximately 200 young investigators...

2009-06-01 12:32:58

A U.S. research team led by the University of Iowa says it has created DNA-like compounds that inhibit the cells responsible for developing lupus. Using human cell lines and isolated mouse cells, Dr. Petar Lenert, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Iowa, said he and his colleagues showed the DNA-like compounds were able to selectively reduce the activity of two types of immune cells called autoreactive B cells and dendritic cells. When given to mice with lupus,...

2009-05-28 11:39:58

A generation of DNA-like compounds, class R inhibitory oligonucleotides (INH-ODNs), have been shown to effectively inhibit cells responsible for the chronic autoimmune condition lupus. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory effects of the INH-ODNs in both in vitro and mouse experiments.Petar Lenert, from the University of Iowa, worked with a team of researchers to develop and test the compounds. He...

2009-05-26 12:00:00

Great Park is location for 2009 Orange CountyWalk for Lupus Now(TM) IRVINE, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk for Lupus Now(TM) at the Orange County Great Park on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Walk for Lupus Now(TM) is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., an event to raise essential funds to save lives from lupus, an autoimmune disease which affects more than 1.5 million Americans. The event promotes physical activity and healthy living in a family friendly setting....


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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
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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