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2011-12-01 07:00:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, today announced positive interim biomarker data from the PEARL-SC phase 2b clinical study in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. After analysis by an independent statistician, data from the on-going PEARL-SC study indicate that weekly and monthly subcutaneous doses of blisibimod resulted in...

2011-11-28 22:50:14

In a nationwide study based on data from the in-patient register, researchers have studied the risk of a blood clot on the lung for patients with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and type 1 diabetes. The study showed that 31 of the 33 autoimmune diseases studied were associated with an increased risk of pulmonary embolism — a blood clot on the lung. Autoimmune diseases, in which the immune system attacks the body, are fairly common. Thyroid...

2011-11-28 15:08:44

The immune system possesses a type of cell that can be activated by tissues within the body to remind the immune system not to attack our own molecules, cells and organs, UCSF researchers have discovered. The discovery is likely to lead to new strategies for fighting a range of autoimmune diseases — in which the immune system attacks and harms specific molecules and cells within us — as well as for preventing transplant rejection, according to UCSF researchers who report their...

2011-11-22 15:05:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) announced today that executive management will present at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference to be held on November 29-30, 2011 in New York. Don M. Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present an overview of the Company in an "unplugged" fireside chat and Q&A session on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. ET. A live audio only webcast and...

2011-11-22 07:30:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The efficacy on intravenous infusion of adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells was studied by researchers from five different countries--South Korea, United States, Japan, China, and Germany. These findings were reported in the Journal of Translational Medicine, titled: "Stem cell treatment for patients with autoimmune disease by systemic infusion of culture-expanded autologous adipose tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells." Dr. Jeong...

2011-11-17 10:16:14

A new large, international study finds that the immunosuppressant drug mycophenolate mofetil is superior to azathioprine, an older immunosuppressant, as a maintenance therapy for lupus nephritis. "This is a huge step forward for people who suffer from lupus nephritis," said Mary Anne Dooley, MD, MPH, associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and first author of the study, which is published in the Nov. 17, 2011 issue of the New England...

2011-11-15 09:41:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 700 members of New York City's philanthropic, business and health care communities will join forces as the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation hosts "Life Without Lupus Gala 2011: A Night at the Museum" on November 21, 2011 at The American Museum of Natural History. This year's black tie gala, hosted by Willie Geist, Co-Host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, will herald the organization's quantum leap taking place in lupus research and is expected to raise over...

2011-11-11 10:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica today announced that Musculoskeletal Network (www.musculoskeletalnetwork.com), an online resource for unique and efficient updates on management of musculoskeletal disorders, unveiled a summary of the key rheumatologic research findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting this November in Chicago, Illinois. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111111/SF05117LOGO) The ACR...

2011-11-09 07:11:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Promising research may offer hope for women with lupus who once believed that pregnancy was too risky. According to this study, most women with stable lupus can have successful pregnancies. "There was a misconception, based on outdated experience, that women with lupus should not try to have children," Jane Salmon, M.D., the study's senior author and Collette Kean Research Chair at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, was quoted as saying. "Now that our...

2011-11-07 10:37:10

Study shows psychological health important to controlling Wegener's granulomatosis In patients with a devastating form of vasculitis who are in remission, stress can be associated with a greater likelihood of the disease flaring, according to a new study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). This is the first study to suggest that mental health is a risk factor in patients with vasculitis, a group of autoimmune disorders characterized by the inflammatory destruction of...