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Lupus is a chronic illness of the immune system whereby the body's defense mechanism begins to attack itself through an excess of antibodies in the blood stream - this causes inflammation and damage to the joints, muscles and other organs. There is at pre

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Omega-3 could help prevent environmentally induced lupus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

In mice susceptible to lupus, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA was found to prevent the lung-damaging effects that may arise with exposure to crystalline silica.

Communication and coordination of care are important for ensuring lupus patients' health

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Results from a recent study suggest that improved communication and coordination of care between patients, physicians, and health insurers can provide important health benefits for patients with...

All You Need to Know About Nephritis

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about nephritis, a condition where the kidney becomes inflamed. This article looks at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of nephritis.

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Get the Facts

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of autoimmune hemolytic anemia, a condition where the immune system destroys red blood cells.

Mouse study points way to shut down harmful immune response in lupus

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body's ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in...

Found: A potential new way to sway the immune system

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new international collaboration involving scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) opens a door to influencing the immune system, which would be useful to boost the effectiveness of...

Increased prevalence of lupus in non-Europeans has a genetic basis, study confirms

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Discovery sheds more light on one of world's least understood autoimmune conditions.

Researchers discover potential genetic trigger of autoimmune disease

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have uncovered a potential genetic trigger of systemic autoimmune disease.

Genetic clue to development of mouth ulcers in lupus

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 03:00:00 PDT

The results of a study presented at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) showed for the first time an association between a specific genetic pathway and the...

Lupus raises women's risk of cervical cancer

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Women with systemic lupus erythematosus are at double the risk of cervical dysplasia or invasive cervical cancer, a new study reveals.

Enzyme keeps antibodies from targeting DNA and driving inflammation in lupus

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Study may open door to future biologic therapies.Failure of an enzyme to break down DNA spilling into the bloodstream as cells die may be a major driver of inflammation in lupus.

New studies published in Nature Immunology further understanding of immune system in COPD and lupus

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Three MedImmune studies discover hidden role of immune system in COPD and lupus, may lead to the discovery of new treatment options.

Defects in the body's cell disposal system may contribute to the most common form of lupus

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists may set the stage for new approaches to control or prevent the inflammation and tissue damage associated with the chronic autoimmune...

Baylor study reveals role for oxidized mitochondrial DNA in lupus

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research have discovered that the neutrophils of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients release oxidized DNA from their mitochondria that...

Researchers find new clue in lupus autoantibody production

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

A signaling molecule called interferon gamma could hold the key to understanding how harmful autoantibodies form in lupus patients.

Penn vet study identifies mechanism explaining female bias in autoimmunity

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Possessing two X chromosomes is a double-edged sword, immunologically speaking.

Lupus study shows precision medicine's potential to define the genetics of autoimmune disease

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Demonstrating the potential of precision medicine, an international study based at UT Southwestern Medical Center used next-generation DNA sequencing technology to identify more than 1,000 gene...

New long-term organ damage analysis published for GSK's Benlysta (belimumab)

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

GSK has announced publication of a new long-term analysis showing that patients with moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) treated with Benlysta (belimumab) plus standard of care...

For lupus patients, anti-inflammatory immune cells are maturing Into wrong cell type

Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

One of the mysteries of lupus is why the immune cells that normally keep inflammation at bay can't seem to do their job.

Current treatment options for SLE published by Dove Medical Press

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 08:00:00 PDT

ImmunoTargets and Therapy has published the review "Current and emerging treatment options in the management of lupus".

Influenza viruses can hide from the immune system

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Influenza is able to mask itself, so that the virus is not initially detected by our immune system. This is the result of new research from Aarhus University.

TSRI researchers uncover potential target for treating autoimmune disease

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a molecule that appears to be a cause of autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

Connective tissue disease increases risk for cardiovascular problems

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:00:00 PDT

A study based on medical records from more than a quarter million adult patients found that African-American patients with connective tissue diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis were...

Lupus may contribute to pregnancy-related complications

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:00:00 PDT

A new study found that lupus during pregnancy may have negative health impacts for women and their babies.

Will blocking IL-17A help treat kidney disease?

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Research suggests that IL-17A/F and Th17 cells contribute to renal injury.Many different diseases and insults can injure kidneys, resulting in kidney failure.