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New Hope for Lupus Patients

January 25, 2013
A clinical trial with 149 patients suffering from the very disabling autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus, has shown the effectiveness of a synthetic peptide developed by a team of...

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Research: Lupus Drugs Carry No Significant Cancer Risk for Patients

January 24, 2013
People who take immunosuppressive drugs to treat lupus do not necessarily increase their cancer risk according to new research led by scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University...

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Chronic Tachycardia in Lupus Patients Implied Greater Disease Activity

January 22, 2013
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who experienced chronic tachycardia had greater disease activity and physical frailty, according to study results.

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Immune Cell Death Defects Linked to Autoimmune Diseases

January 22, 2013
Melbourne researchers have discovered that the death of immune system cells is an important safeguard against the development of diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus,...

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GI Tract Bacteria May Protect Against Autoimmune Disease

January 17, 2013
Early life exposure to normal bacteria of the GI tract (gut microbes) protects against autoimmune disease in mice, according to research published on-line in the January 17 edition of Science. The...

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