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Mother of Two Not Letting Lupus Hold her Back

May 6, 2015
All she ever wanted was to help people. To inspire them. Seemingly standing in the way of that dream, however, was a litany of health issues that rained down with no end in sight. More...

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Corticosteroid Use by Lupus Patients Increased Risk of Organ Damage

April 7, 2015
Larger doses of the corticosteroid prednisone increased the risk of developing organ damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to a analysis of the Hopkins Lupus Cohort.

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Study Identifies Protein that Triggers Lupus-Associated Immune System Activation

April 6, 2015
Suppressing innate immune pathway could reduce symptoms of autoimmune disorder Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have identified an inflammatory molecule that appears to play an...

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Research Goal: Catch the Interferons that Cause Lupus, One Cell at a Time

April 2, 2015
In the chronic disease lupus, the immune system runs amok to damage skin, joints, blood cells, kidneys, heart, brain or lung. This mistaken attack of inflammation is triggered by signaling proteins...

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Mind-Body Focus Can Improve Treatment, Outcomes in Rheumatic Disease

April 1, 2015
It’s not uncommon for patients with rheumatic disease to have mental and emotional reactions to their diagnosis and ongoing treatment. These psychological reactions can affect the patient...

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