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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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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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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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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