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Sensitive Balance in the Immune System

April 11, 2014
As strange as it may seem, a process called "cellular suicide" is actually crucial for the survival of the entire body. The protein c-FLIPR plays a key role in controlling this process, which is...

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Primary Cardiac Disease Still Occurs in Lupus

March 19, 2014
Pericarditis and other forms of primary cardiac disease can occur at any time during the course of systemic lupus erythematosus, and particularly in patients of African/Latin American ancestry, but...

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Commonly Used Drugs May not be Effective Against Autoimmune Illness

March 14, 2014
Drugs for autoimmune diseases like lupus that block only one of the two principal signaling pathways can activate an overabundance of one potentially disease-causing type of immune cell population...

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New Antibody Shows Promise in Lupus

March 12, 2014
Initial clinical studies of epratuzumab in patients with active, moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are suggesting promise for this monoclonal antibody.

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Unique Individual with Lupus and HIV Demonstrates Desired Immune Response to HIV

March 10, 2014
One person's unique ability to fight HIV has provided key insights into an immune response that researchers now hope to trigger with a vaccine, according to findings reported by a team that...

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