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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

Article ID: 700375

Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $100,000 donation for the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research

Keck Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of USC has received a generous $100,000 donation from PUMA for the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research, two years after the singer/actress established the fund.

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12-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    5-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 699905

Hypertension Drugs Could Prevent Memory Loss in Lupus Patients, Study Suggests

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers from The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that the activation of brain cells called microglia likely contributes to the memory loss and other cognitive impairments suffered by many patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The study, which will be published September 5 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that ACE inhibitors—a class of drugs commonly used to treat hypertension—can block this process in mice and might therefore be used to preserve the memory of lupus patients.

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4-Sep-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 698881

American College of Rheumatology Receives Grants to Help Increase Access to Clinical Trials for Minority Populations Affected by Lupus

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology’s Collaborative Initiatives department has received two grants from the Office of Minority Health (OMH) to support the development of programs that aim to increase the recruitment and enrollment in clinical trials of minority populations affected by lupus.

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13-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694379

Epidemic of Inflammatory Disease in the Southeast Shows Need for More Regional Drug Trials

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Chronic inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and lupus have their highest U.S. concentrations in the Southeast. Yet, says Fran Lund, the majority of clinical trials to test possible new treatments for these diseases occur outside of the Southeast.

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10-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

Article ID: 684299

Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

Newswise

Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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8-Nov-2017 8:55 AM EST

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    6-Nov-2017 1:30 PM EST

Article ID: 684652

Study Shows Lupus Support Line has Positive Impact

Hospital for Special Surgery

A free telephone support and education program for people with lupus is a valuable resource to help them cope with the disease, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.

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6-Nov-2017 1:30 PM EST

Article ID: 684648

Study: Lupus Patients Endorse PROMIS Assessment Tool as Relevant and Valuable

Hospital for Special Surgery

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) evaluating the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) finds that patients with lupus endorse the assessment tool as relevant, valuable and potentially useful in improving clinical care.

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6-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
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    4-Nov-2017 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 683962

European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology Present New SLE Classification Criteria at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

EULAR & ACR will present the draft of new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during a session at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting this week in San Diego, California, at the San Diego Convention Center.

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26-Oct-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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    4-Nov-2017 7:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 683591

Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acid Intake May Affect Lupus Outcomes

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Higher intake of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with better sleep quality and a decrease in depressive symptoms in lupus patients, among other patient-reported outcomes, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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26-Oct-2017 4:35 PM EDT

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