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New Genetic Clue to Lupus Is Found

January 17, 2014
It was a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup moment in genetic evolution: The end of one gene fused to the beginning of another and, voilà, a new, composite gene was born. In most people the two-component...

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Autoimmunity and a Wily Virus: Is There a Link?

January 14, 2014
A common viral infection and its subsequent immunologic machinations and manifestations may help explain why, in some individuals, the immune system turns against itself in the potentially...

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New Means of Predicting Atherosclerosis Risk in Lupus Patients Developed

January 9, 2014
A new technique of predicting the risk of atherosclerosis among women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - also known as lupus - has been developed in the US, using multiple biomarkers to...

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Childhood-onset Lupus Brings Distinct Challenges at Each Phase of Life

January 1, 2014
Although pediatric rheumatologists care for disease entities distinct from those seen by adult rheumatologists, childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) and adult-onset SLE (aSLE) are...

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Over 40 New Genetic Markers Found for Rheumatoid Arthritis

December 27, 2013
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the joints, but it can also affect other organs. In a recent international collaboration, researchers have discovered 42...

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