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New Technology Brings Personalized Lupus Treatments One Step Closer

July 9, 2013

There's more to treating disease than just finding a target and hitting it, said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Joan Merrill, M.D.

In a paper published in the most recent issue of the journal Clinical Immunology, Merrill said new molecular targets in the fight against lupus are exciting. The new treatments are incredibly sophisticated, aimed at bringing tiny proteins in the immune system into balance. But how these treatments work in individual patients is not so simple.

Patients with lupus share certain features in the way their immune systems are disrupted, but they differ in the details of how this comes about, she said.

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Source: NewsOK


New Technology Brings Personalized Lupus Treatments One Step Closer

July 9, 2013

There's more to treating disease than just finding a target and hitting it, said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Joan Merrill, M.D.

In a paper published in the most recent issue of the journal Clinical Immunology, Merrill said new molecular targets in the fight against lupus are exciting. The new treatments are incredibly sophisticated, aimed at bringing tiny proteins in the immune system into balance. But how these treatments work in individual patients is not so simple.

Patients with lupus share certain features in the way their immune systems are disrupted, but they differ in the details of how this comes about, she said.

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Click here to read the full article.

Source: NewsOK



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