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2012-05-10 09:34:04

Antibodies associated with severe lung disease and decreased survival to blame African Americans have more severe complications from systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, than Caucasians. Findings published today in, Arthritis & Rheumatism, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that compared with Caucasians, African-American patients were more likely to have antibodies that increased frequency and severity of pulmonary fibrosis, which is associated with...

2012-03-20 09:30:29

Patient biopsies reveal potential new target for therapy A genetic pathway previously known for its role in embryonic development and cancer has been identified as a target for systemic sclerosis, or scleroderma, therapy. The finding, discovered by a cross-disciplinary team led by John Varga, MD, John and Nancy Hughes Distinguished Professor of Rheumatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, was recently published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism. "We...

2012-02-03 17:10:00

"Exploring the Scleroderma Research Toolbox": a free informational Webinar from the Scleroderma Research Foundation on February 10, 2012. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 The Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) is presenting the next webinar in their series for people living with scleroderma and others directly or indirectly affected by the disease. The free Webinar will educate viewers on the tools used by investigators to propel research forward as well as what new research...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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