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Article ID: 703237

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.

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1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702931

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.

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29-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702717

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

Released:
24-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702569

Study Shows Volunteering Benefits Those with Lupus

Hospital for Special Surgery

Conventional wisdom has it that volunteering is good for you, and a study at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City shows that to be true for people with lupus volunteering in a peer support and education program.

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22-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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    20-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702236

Lupus Online Awareness and Education Campaign Tests Well Among Young, at-Risk African-American and Latino Women

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Using a culturally competent, well-designed online resource helps increase awareness of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its symptoms in at-risk patient populations, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting .

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    20-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702229

Access to Rheumatology Care Decreases Hospitalizations for High-Risk Lupus Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Patients with high-risk systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may have a decreased risk of hospitalization and a shorter length of stay when their access to rheumatologic care is improved, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    20-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702239

Lupus Nephritis Recurring Less Often in Transplant Patients Due to Improved Immunosuppression Drugs

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Recurrent lupus nephritis, a severe complication for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with end-stage renal disease who undergo kidney transplant, is happening less often now compared to the past. This positive trend is likely due to improvements in the immunosuppression regimen these patients now receive, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    20-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702261

Women Physically or Emotionally Abused in Childhood Face Significantly Increased Risk of Lupus

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Women who experienced physical or emotional abuse in childhood have a significantly increased risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) as adults, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    20-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702241

Pregnancy Complications Have Reduced in Lupus Patients During Past Two Decades

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Over the past two decades, maternal and fetal mortality, along with important clinical outcomes, have improved in pregnancies of women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), according to new research findings presented this week at the 2018 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting.

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16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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    24-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701019

Organs Are Not Just Bystanders, but May Be Active Participants in Fighting Autoimmune Disease

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Findings from mouse study suggest organs affected by autoimmune disease suppress immune cells using methods similar to those used by cancer cells to evade detection.

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24-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT

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