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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Released: 28-Mar-2023 2:20 PM EDT
From the doctor's office to the operating room: Keep up with the latest in healthcare here

From septic shock to sticker shock. Keep up with this ever-growing, changing sector. Below are some of the latest stories on healthcare on Newswise.

Released: 9-Mar-2023 2:50 PM EST
Lupus: A frustrating diagnosis journey you don’t need to embark alone
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Nicknamed the “invisible disease”, lupus is an autoimmune disorder that disproportionately affects women and even more specifically, Black women. It occurs when the immune system begins a pattern of attacking the body’s organs when immune cells are inappropriately activated in the body. It’s difficult to diagnose, and when it is, it’s accompanied by major lifestyle changes to help keep the condition under control.

Released: 31-Jan-2023 5:05 PM EST
The latest research news on surgery and transplants

Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Surgery and the Transplantation channels on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Newswise: Scientists find that microRNA affects inflammation in lupus disease
Released: 26-Jan-2023 2:15 PM EST
Scientists find that microRNA affects inflammation in lupus disease
Nagoya University

A group of researchers from the Graduate School of Medicine at Nagoya University in Japan have discovered the impact of microRNA (miRNA) on inflammation in lupus in mice.

13-Nov-2022 10:00 AM EST
HSS Research Uncovers How UV Light Triggers Immune Activation and Disease Flares in Lupus
Hospital for Special Surgery

After sun exposure, people with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) frequently develop skin rashes, which often are accompanied by a flare of their overall disease. This connection between ultraviolet (UV) light and disease flares in lupus is well known, but the way in which UV exposure actually triggers the disease has been poorly understood.

12-Nov-2022 1:00 PM EST
Participation Doubles After Lupus Support Group at HSS Transitions to Virtual Format During Pandemic
Hospital for Special Surgery

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) highlights the success of a lupus peer support and education group that transitioned to a virtual format during the pandemic. In addition to receiving high marks from group members, participation more than doubled after the meetings went remote.

Released: 9-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EST
Knowledge is power. The latest research on arthritis is right at your fingertips

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Arthritis channel on Newswise.

Released: 8-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
Study Finds Half of Patients with Low-Grade Proteinuria Develop Treatable Lupus Nephritis within Two Years
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence 2022, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that 50% of people with low-grade proteinuria, which is protein in your urine, progress to clinical proteinuria within two years and show treatable lupus nephritis on biopsies.

Released: 2-Nov-2022 11:30 AM EDT
American College of Rheumatology Educating Dermatologists and Nephrologists on Lupus Clinical Trials Racial Disparities
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has released Continuing Medical Education (CME) for dermatologists and nephrologists to help them learn more about clinical trials for lupus patients in their treatment areas and the importance of getting more of African American/Black patients enrolled.

Released: 8-Sep-2022 11:10 AM EDT
How can you explain the pain? Get the latest research on pain management in the Pain channel

The latest research and expert commentary on pain management.

Released: 22-Aug-2022 3:45 PM EDT
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The latest research and expert commentary on the monkeypox outbreak.

15-Aug-2022 11:45 PM EDT
Lupus pill shows promise in mice; clinical trial underway
American Chemical Society (ACS)

There’s no cure for lupus, an autoimmune disease that attacks organs. But today, scientists report they have begun phase 2 clinical trials with a pill containing a compound that, in mice, reverses organ damage and prevents death. They will present their results at ACS Fall 2022.

Released: 18-Aug-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Pathway uncovered for greatest lupus genetic risk factor, study shows
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Researchers at Michigan Medicine have uncovered the enigmatic mechanism that genetically predisposes people to the worst effects of the most typical form of lupus, a study suggests. Researchers say the findings could potentially facilitate the discovery of safe, simple and effective treatments.

Released: 29-Jul-2022 2:05 PM EDT
Don't give up the fight. Read the latest news about drug and antibiotic resistance

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Drug Resistance channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Released: 28-Jul-2022 3:40 PM EDT
ACR Statement on Access to Reproductive Healthcare
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is deeply concerned about the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson ruling because it negatively impacts the practice of rheumatology.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Aging channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

2-Jun-2022 12:00 PM EDT
New HSS Study Defines Disease Characteristics for Patients with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
Hospital for Special Surgery

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has further clarified the clinical manifestations of undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD). The findings were published as an abstract in the meeting journal of the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) 2022 Congress.

2-Jun-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Study Underscores Importance of Multidisciplinary Medical Team for Pregnant Women with Lupus
Hospital for Special Surgery

A study that includes researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) underscores the importance of a multidisciplinary medical team to counsel and provide care for women with systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common form of lupus, who become pregnant. Using a nationwide database, the investigators reviewed the records of more than 50,000 patients with lupus who gave birth over a 10-year period. Findings revealed a higher rate of fetal morbidity and severe maternal morbidity compared to women who did not have lupus.

Newswise: Study Finds Healthy-Appearing Lupus Skin Predisposed to Flares, Rashes
Released: 3-May-2022 5:05 AM EDT
Study Finds Healthy-Appearing Lupus Skin Predisposed to Flares, Rashes
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds that the normal-appearing skin of lupus patients contains the same inflammatory signals that are detected when the skin develops a rash, sometimes at even higher levels. Researchers say immune cells undergo an inflammatory transformation that primes the skin without rashes for disease flares.

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
The latest news on clinical trials is here on Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Clinical Trials channel on Newswise.

7-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
Research Reveals Racial and Ethnic Disparities Persist in Pregnancy Outcomes of Patients with Lupus
Hospital for Special Surgery

While investigators have known that maternal and fetal outcomes of pregnancy among women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have improved over time, it is unknown whether the improved outcomes are shared equally among different racial and ethnic groups. Lupus has been shown to disproportionately affect minorities of childbearing age. A new study that includes researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented today at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting shows that pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus have improved in all racial and ethnic groups over the past decade, but disparities still exist.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 12:40 PM EDT
Study Finds Racial Gaps in Renal Complications Persist for Children with Lupus
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that while hospitalized children with juvenile lupus have fewer adverse kidney outcomes overall, significant racial gaps for developing these complications persist and do not seem to be narrowing (Abstract #0956).

Released: 1-Nov-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Nearly One Third of Lupus Patients in One Study Had Low Responses to COVID-19 Vaccines
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that nearly 30% of patients with lupus in a multi-ethnic and multi-racial study had a low response to the new COVID-19 vaccines.

Released: 1-Nov-2021 3:40 PM EDT
Hydroxychloroquine, Mainstay Lupus Treatment, Not Associated With Serious Cardiac Complication
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, shows that hydroxychloroquine does not appear to be associated with QTc interval prolongation.

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Released: 25-Oct-2021 1:10 PM EDT
Evaluation of lupus arthritis using frequency domain optical imaging
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), commonly referred to as simply “lupus”, is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissue.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 22-Jan-2021 10:20 AM EST
Cross-Country Research Collaboration Brings First Ever Lupus Estimates
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A meta-analysis of lupus finds the disease is less common than previously thought, but disproportionally affects women and racial and ethnic minorities of both sexes.

8-May-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Sex, Genes and Vulnerability
Harvard Medical School

New work led by researchers in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School and at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard provides a clear genetic explanation behind the long-standing yet mysterious observation that some diseases occur more often, hit harder or elicit different symptoms in men or women.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
Half of Lupus Rashes Harbor High Levels of Bacteria Responsible for Infections
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds that one side effect of lupus could also make patients with the autoimmune condition more vulnerable to a skin infection, or spreading the infection to others.

Released: 11-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
Survey: More than Half of Male Patients with Lupus Report Feeling Depressed, Receiving Little Support
Hospital for Special Surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City launched a nationwide survey to assess the needs of male patients and found that 58% reported feeling depressed for several days or more than half the days in the previous two weeks.

Released: 11-Nov-2019 12:20 PM EST
Here’s a playbook for stopping deadly cytokine storm syndrome
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB pediatric rheumatologist Randy Cron gets calls from doctors around the globe asking if their patients have cytokine storm syndrome. Now he has co-authored the first textbook on this mysterious and deadly condition with his former trainee.

6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
Medicaid Patients with Lupus Undergoing Coronary Revascularization have Higher 30-Day Death Rate Compared to Those with Diabetes Mellitus
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

New research found that the 30-day death rate for Medicaid patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who underwent coronary revascularization procedures for cardiovascular disease was double that of patients with diabetes mellitus who underwent the same procedures. This study will be presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting (Abstract # 897).

6-Nov-2019 12:00 PM EST
Limited Availability of Lupus Laboratory Tests, Such As ANA, in Developing Nations Affects Global Usefulness of Criteria and Clinical Trials
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

According to new research findings presented this week at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, supportive laboratory assays to diagnose lupus, specifically the antinuclear antibody (ANA) test, are less often offered in developing nations due to a relative lack of resources.

Released: 26-Sep-2019 2:15 PM EDT
Nearly 1 in 3 Patients with Lupus Use Prescription Opioids for Pain
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study finds nearly one in three adults with lupus use prescription opioids to manage pain, despite a lack of evidence that opioids are effective for reducing pain from rheumatic diseases.

Released: 13-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
How IL-6 allows the immune response to develop for a key cell, the T follicular helper
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A preclinical study published in Science Immunology shows how the interplay of two interleukin signaling proteins, IL-6 and IL-2, affects the development of T follicular helper cells and germinal centers. Thus, the research may help guide future disease treatment for autoimmune diseases like lupus.

Released: 12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Kim Kardashian West impacted by autoimmune disease, a major women’s health issue.
Autoimmune Association

Named a major women’s health issue by the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Research on Women’s Health, it is no surprise that the number of celebrities impacted by autoimmune disease is on the rise. Kim Kardashian West recently opened up about the impact of autoimmune disease on her life. Other celebrities with autoimmune disease diagnoses include Venus Williams, Selena Gomez, and Missy Elliott.

Released: 28-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with Lupus
Hospital for Special Surgery

A children’s book published by Hospital for Special Surgery for youngsters with lupus not only explains the illness, but offers a message of encouragement and hope. The book, written by a hospital volunteer with lupus, has received excellent reviews from health professionals around the country.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species
Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

16-May-2019 12:35 PM EDT
Bolstering Biopsies: Testing Individual Cells to Guide Treatment
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

In research that could make biopsies more useful for many diseases, scientists have used a powerful new tool to zero in on individual cells in a patient’s diseased organ and reveal the cells’ underlying glitches in gene expression—information that may allow for more precise and effective treatment. The findings, by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and other medical institutions, are published online today in Nature Immunology.

16-May-2019 9:05 AM EDT
Lupus Treatments Can Be Tailored to Patient's Individual Cells, Study Shows
NYU Langone Health

A new report shows how tissue samples from some lupus patients can accurately predict those more likely than not to respond to therapy.

4-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers identify early indicators of pregnancy complications in lupus patients
The Rockefeller University Press

A study of pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus has identified early changes in the RNA molecules present in the blood that could be used to determine the likelihood of them developing preeclampsia. The study, which will be published April 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, may also help researchers develop treatments to prevent other pregnancy complications associated with lupus, including miscarriage and premature birth.

Released: 6-Mar-2019 4:15 PM EST
Researchers Determine Structures of Elusive Innate Immunity Protein
UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers used cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to determine the near-atomic structure of the smallest membrane protein solved to date.

13-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Lupus Strongly Linked to Imbalances in Gut Microbiome
NYU Langone Health

The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body’s immune system — is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the gut. This is according to a new study led by scientists at NYU School of Medicine.

Released: 15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
New Clinical Trial Will Test Krill Oil for a Brighter Lupus Future
Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery and other centers are enrolling patients in a clinical trial to determine if krill oil supplements could improve quality of life for people with lupus.

Released: 1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Progentec Diagnostics, Inc. Raises Funds to Support Advances in Lupus Detection and Management
Progentec Diagnostics, Inc.

Progentec Diagnostics, Inc. ("Progentec"), a leader in the development of technological innovations in the field of diagnostics, today announced the completion of a second round of funding co-led by i2E and Chicago-based OCA Ventures.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Ground-Breaking Discovery Finds New Link Between Autoimmune Diseases and a Gut Bacterium
Queen's University Belfast

Could microbes in our guts be sending out the wrong message? Queen’s University researchers have, for the first time, found a specific microbe in the gut that pumps out protein molecules that mimic a human protein, causing the human defence system to turn on its own cells by mistake.

Released: 24-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Looking in Cellular Trash Cans, Finding Protein Treasures
Weizmann Institute of Science

A Weizmann Institute team develops a novel technology for profiling protein turnover and degradation, offering new insight into diagnosis and the molecular basis of autoimmunity, cancer, neurodegeneration, and other disorders


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