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Pivotal Lupus Discoveries at Autoimmune Research Forum

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 — The 12thannual Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Scientific Conference “Forum for Discovery” brought together more than 60 of the country’s top experts in the field to focus their talent on addressing the critical questions in the autoimmune disease lupus. LRI-funded investigators presented new findings on a broad range of topics … Continue reading

Congress Can Help Beat Lupus

By Shannon Boxx It is hard to believe that someone with a debilitating autoimmune disease can win Olympic gold – three times. But that’s the thing about lupus, one of the most mysterious diseases known to science. The severity of the disease varies from person to person. And it comes with some good days, and … Continue reading

Research Links Lupus to Staph Bacteria

From the Huffington Post While the number of people diagnosed with lupus has more than tripled over the past four decades, researchers remain baffled, for the most part, as to what exactly causes the autoimmune disease. Previous studies have pointed to gender, ethnicity (lupus is two to three times more prevalent among women of color … Continue reading

New Research Pact Promises to Speed the Creation of Autoimmune Therapies

Newswise — SEATTLE – Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), a non-profit biomedical research institute in Seattle, Wash., and Novo Nordisk, a global health care company headquartered in Denmark, today announced a three-year collaborative agreement to potentially speed-up translational research of the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and lupus. The … Continue reading

Free American Autoimmune Association Forum to Feature Autoimmune Experts

Newswise — Portland, OR – June 26, 2012: The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is hosting a “What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease” forum on Saturday, August 4th , 2012. The event will be held at Oregon Health Sciences University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the Vey Conference Center on the 11th … Continue reading

New Research Shows Belly ‘Membrane’ May Regulate Immune System

(HealthDay News) — A fatty membrane in the belly long believed to serve little purpose may actually play an important role in immune system regulation, according to a new study using mouse cells. The finding might one day lead to new drugs for organ-transplant patients and people with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and Crohn’s … Continue reading

Pregnancy Hormones Play Role in Easing Autoimmune Symptoms

BBC News–Women with a range of conditions, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and thyroid disease report dramatic improvements in their symptoms during pregnancy. However many say their conditions return, or worsen, after childbirth. Two clinical trials are being held in France and California. Researchers want to find out whether increasing levels of progesterone or oestrogen … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Act Proves Crucial to Millions of Americans with Chronic Diseases

By Sandra C. Raymond, president and CEO, Lupus Foundation of America Ten years ago, most Americans had never heard of lupus – a chronic autoimmune disease. Today, through education and outreach, more people are becoming familiar with the serious impact lupus has on the health of an estimated 1.5 million Americans. With Congress actively considering … Continue reading

You’re Not Imagining Your Symptoms

By Pat Ivey A number of years ago, my ex-husband’s mother died. This in itself was not unusual, although she was fairly young, in her early 60s. What was notable was that it was only two days before she passed, after she had been in a coma for weeks, when she was finally diagnosed with … Continue reading

Good Bacteria May Hold Key to Madonna’s Health

The secret to Madonna’s staying power may be surprisingly simple: gardening. What the pop star does involves no trowel or soil. Thanks to dishes of fermented soy beans, millet and brown rice prepared by her personal chef, Mayumi Nishimura, Madonna practices a form of inner horticulture — cultivating her intestinal flora in a burgeoning alternative … Continue reading