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7Jul, 2017

The Different Types of Lupus Explained (Thoroughly)

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Lupus is a disease that affects 1.5 million Americans, according to data published by the Lupus Foundation of America. Lupus causes your immune system attacks your own system and can be both lifelong and mild disability and affect all genders and ages. Causes of lupus There is still a lot of unknown about the disease but doctors agree that lupus is brought by the environment and genetics. It is still unclear what causes lupus, but these factors are the main known triggers: Infections; Sun exposure; Certain medications (for example, blood […]
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30Mar, 2016

B-Cells in the Immune System

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  New research finds evidence in people with lupus, that a portion of the “B-cells” in the immune system Mature the wrong way, this promotes inflammation rather than fighting it. “The findings, published online March 8 in the journal Immunity, could help in developing new lupus therapies, said senior researcher Claudia Mauri. She is a professor of immunology at University College London in the United Kingdom.” Previously, antibody-mediated depletion of B cells was shown to reduce new inflammation in patients with relapsing MS. Get more details at: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44289/title/B-Cells-Can-Drive-Inflammation-in-MS/
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30Mar, 2016

Breakthrough in the Fight Against Autoimmune

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  Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue. Scientist at the University of Bristol studied how cells convert from being aggressive to actually protecting against diseaseso instead of the body attacking its own tissue by mistake this action can be turned off; according to the study published in Nature Communications. MS alone affects around 1.5 Million American and about 5 million people world wide. Scientists were able to selectively target […]
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30Mar, 2016

Lupus Foundation Expands

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  Joan T. Merrill, M.D. as Chief Advisor, Clinical Development and Susan Manzi, M.D., M.P.H. as the new Medical Director at are the latest additions at The Lupus Foundation of America. “On behalf of the Lupus Foundation of America, Dr. Merrill has made enormous contributions to advancing the science and medicine of lupus having been our founding medical director for 12 years,” said Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO of the Foundation. “We look forward to working with her in this new role.” “We are thrilled that Dr. Manzi will […]
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2Mar, 2016

GSK’s Independent clinical studies

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Spearheading Innovation At GSK, we carry out a large number of studies on our products and we make this information available in a range of ways. But we also recognize that there are investigators from other healthcare institution or other forms of medical network who have scientific questions and will seek our support to conduct this work. The majority of these requests relate to our products, but some research proposals might be diseased-based or with another focus. We refer to these as investigator-sponsored studies (ISS) and are open to applications […]
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