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2009-05-04 10:08:00

The Ad Council's "Could I Have Lupus?" PSA campaign featured in display window through May 31, 2009 NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, a leading organization in the fight against lupus, is kicking off Lupus Awareness Month by unveiling a 115-sq ft educational display window at 10 Rockefeller Plaza. The window, viewed by thousands of visitors each day, was generously donated by EHE International for the month of May. The display aims to build public...

2009-04-26 16:42:00

Paradysz sets 416.09 miles as new 24-hour ride record at PA Velodrome BREINIGSVILLE, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In just 22 hours, 26 minutes and 34 seconds, amateur cyclist Chris Paradysz bested the 24-hour track record at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, going on to establish a new record of 416.09 miles (669.63 kilometers) biked in 24 hours. The previous record of 391.29 miles (629.72 kilometers) was set in 1980. Paradysz undertook this daunting physical challenge to...

2009-04-23 11:06:00

Dupont Circle Event to Focus on Taking Charge and Feeling Better WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) will offer the 14th Annual Symposium for Lupus Patients and Families on Sat., May 16 from 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. (Dupont Circle Metro). The free Symposium was created for the 70,000+ Washington area patients with lupus --- 90...

2009-03-31 09:21:00

Model Mercedes Yvette Joins Acting Surgeon General to Unveil the Campaign NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty percent of young women in the United States say they have little or no knowledge of lupus, according to a national online survey released today by the Ad Council. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/adcouncil/37422/ In an effort to raise awareness of lupus among women who are at greatest risk for the disease, the U.S. Department of Health...

2009-03-30 15:12:25

U.S. scientists participating in an international study say they've identified a gene linked to lupus that may explain gender differences in disease risk. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers said the identification of the gene, IRAKi, and its location on the X chromosome might help explain why females are 10 times more susceptible to the disease than are males. The findings might also have therapeutic implications, said Dr. Chandra Mohan, a professor of internal...

2009-03-17 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Walk for Lupus Now Washington will occur on Saturday, April 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. between 13th and 3rd Streets. The Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW) chapter expects this year's turnout to double, reflective of the 70,000+ people with lupus in the Washington area out of more than 1.5 million in the U.S. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can...

2009-01-12 06:23:00

- Albuferon(R) for hepatitis C, LymphoStat-B(R) for lupus and ABthrax(R) for inhalation anthrax all progressing rapidly toward commercialization - - GSK Phase 3 trial of darapladib underway in chronic coronary heart disease - - HGS provides 2009 financial guidance; expects less than $25 million net cash burn - ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) will announce its priority goals for 2009 and report on the Company's progress toward...

2009-01-09 11:50:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published today in The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (http://tinyurl.com/9x2ebc) found that the mean annual price tag for lupus - including medical expenditures, absence from the job, and short-term disability costs - was nearly $20,000 per patient. The mean cost climbed to more than $60,000 per patient when lupus was accompanied by the kidney disease nephritis, as it often is. That's more than the average annual cost...

2009-01-06 15:30:00

NOVATO, Calif. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN) and La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company (Nasdaq: LJPC) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to develop and commercialize Riquent(R), La Jolla's investigational drug for lupus nephritis, in the United States, Europe and all other territories of the world, excluding the Asia Pacific region. Following a successful Phase 3 trial, the parties will share equally in all...

2008-12-23 14:44:24

Implications for new tests and more personalized treatments for autoimmune diseases More drafts usually mean a better product and so it also seems to go with the human immune system. As B cells develop, genes rearrange to allow their antibodies to recognize different foreign invaders or pathogens. But sometimes antibodies are created that recognize and attack the body's own cells. These self-reactive antibodies, like early drafts of a manuscript, must be edited into safer versions. This...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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