ACR Convergence 2020: Presentations on KZR-616 for Autoimmune Conditions
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ACR Convergence 2020: Presentations on KZR-616 for Autoimmune Conditions

Since the company was founded, biotechnology company Kezar Life Sciences ("Kezar") has worked to develop therapies for patients with oncologic and autoimmune disorders. Recently, they highlighted a potential treatment, KZR-616,…

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Duke Researchers Help Lupus Patients By Improving Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment
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Duke Researchers Help Lupus Patients By Improving Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. David Pisetsky, a translational researcher at the Medical Center of Duke University, recently described his team’s new approach to treating potential Lupus patients. The doctor told the Rheumatologist of…

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Belimumab is the Second Drug to be Developed for Lupus in Over Fifty Years
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Belimumab is the Second Drug to be Developed for Lupus in Over Fifty Years

  Dr. Richard Furie at New York’s Feinstein Institutes recently interviewed with MedPage Today. Dr. Furie discussed the prognosis for lupus nephritis and belimumab (Benlysta), a recently-tested drug that appears…

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New Lifestyle Guidelines Will Improve QOL for Patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs)

At this year's EULAR 2020 E-Congress, Dr. Suzanne Verstappen, MD, presented on how lifestyle changes could benefit patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). Her interest in the impact of…

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C4 Genes as a Double-Edged Sword: Sex-Based Differences in Lupus, Schizophrenia, and Sjögren’s Syndrome
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C4 Genes as a Double-Edged Sword: Sex-Based Differences in Lupus, Schizophrenia, and Sjögren’s Syndrome

  Women can do anything that men can do, and vice versa. Well, while that sentiment may be true in our everyday life, it isn't quite true on a genetic…

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Lupus Nephritis Biomarkers Highlight Race-Based Differences
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Lupus Nephritis Biomarkers Highlight Race-Based Differences

When studying biomarkers of lupus nephritis, researchers at the University of Houston discovered something interesting: race-based differences. Biomarkers are some sort of measurable substance; in this case, urinary proteins. However,…

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AURORA Study Finds Voclosporin Effective for Lupus Nephritis Treatment

  According to an article in Healio, the immunosuppressing drug voclosporin was found to be effective in stimulating renal responses in patients with lupus nephritis. About Lupus Nephritis Lupus nephritis…

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Despite Advancements in Precision Medicine, We Also Need to Look at Disease Broadly

Published in Social Science & Medicine, a recent study conducted by Drexel University has shed light on how, even in a world of evolving precision medicine, there is also merit in…

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No Adverse Reactions between Abortion and Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
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No Adverse Reactions between Abortion and Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

Is it safe for those with autoimmune rheumatic diseases to undergo the termination of a pregnancy? According to research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, the answer is yes. Learn more…

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A Brief Discussion of How Cell and Gene Therapies are Being Improved for Future Generations

  While the last few years have seen major advances in all areas of the pharmaceutical industry, some of the newest and brightest talents are now focusing on cell and…

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Researchers Continue Search for Role of Type-1 Interferon Pathway in Rheumatic Disease
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Researchers Continue Search for Role of Type-1 Interferon Pathway in Rheumatic Disease

According to a publication from the Rheumatologist, past studies have suggested that type 1 interferons may play a significant role in determining susceptibility to several classic connective tissue diseases. Although…

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Lupus Patient Finally Meets the Stranger who Saved Her Life by Donating a Piece of His Liver

Madison Ricci Madison Ricci is a 19-year-old who was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 12. Lupus is a rare disease in which the body’s immune system begins attacking…

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New Discovery Could Lead to New Treatments for Anemia in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, Lupus, and Malaria

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Lupus, and Malaria are diseases which currently have limited treatment options. But a new discovery by researchers at the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) could potentially lead to…

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Potential Treatment for Lupus is Granted Fast Track Designation From the FDA
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Potential Treatment for Lupus is Granted Fast Track Designation From the FDA

According to a story from BioSpace, Incyte Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company recently announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the drug baricitinib Fast Track…

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