Systemic Lupus Erythematosus News and Research

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the form of the disease that most people are referring to when they say "lupus." The word "systemic" means the disease can affect many parts of the body. The symptoms of SLE may be mild or serious. Although SLE usually first affects people between the ages of 15 and 45 years, it can occur in childhood or later in life as well.
Anti-malarials most effective in lupus patients genetically at risk of high levels of TNF-alpha

Anti-malarials most effective in lupus patients genetically at risk of high levels of TNF-alpha

Identity Swap: Finding the variants that human history has favoured

Identity Swap: Finding the variants that human history has favoured

Breakthrough in lupus research

Breakthrough in lupus research

Study explains complex infection fighting mechanism

Study explains complex infection fighting mechanism

Women suffering lupus OK to take oral contraceptives

Women suffering lupus OK to take oral contraceptives

Lupus discovery may improve treatment

Lupus discovery may improve treatment

First study to test the role of RNA chemical modifications on immunity

First study to test the role of RNA chemical modifications on immunity

Immunomedics awarded U.S. and Australian patents

Immunomedics awarded U.S. and Australian patents

Scientists shed new light on how protein Ro creates RNA quality control system for cells

Scientists shed new light on how protein Ro creates RNA quality control system for cells

La Jolla Pharmaceutical provides update on Riquent

La Jolla Pharmaceutical provides update on Riquent

New gene shows way for autoimmune disease

New gene shows way for autoimmune disease

Researchers show protein's role in stopping bacterial-induced inflammation

Researchers show protein's role in stopping bacterial-induced inflammation

Epstein-Barr virus may increase risk of lupus

Epstein-Barr virus may increase risk of lupus

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

Reduced progression of atherosclerosis tied to statin drugs lowering fats, protein

MedImmune and Medarex have announced a collaboration to develop antibodies

MedImmune and Medarex have announced a collaboration to develop antibodies

Researchers identify biomarkers that could lead to more accurate diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus

Researchers identify biomarkers that could lead to more accurate diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus

No convincing evidence that breast implants effect development of connective tissue disorders

No convincing evidence that breast implants effect development of connective tissue disorders

Mycophenolate mofetil is effective for managing symptoms of the most common type of lupus

Mycophenolate mofetil is effective for managing symptoms of the most common type of lupus

Signaling pathway could be a valuable target for future drug therapies against systemic lupus erythematosus

Signaling pathway could be a valuable target for future drug therapies against systemic lupus erythematosus

Study on the long-term health effects associated with silicone breast implants

Study on the long-term health effects associated with silicone breast implants