A recent journal article in Clinical Immunology highlights progress made in better understanding the potential for two basic types of adult stem cells: hematopoetic, which mature into blood cells, and mesenchymal, which mature into skin, bone, and cartilage cells. It is important to note that neither of these stem cells are considered embryonic, because they are derived after birth, usually from adults.
Lupus nephritis, which can damage and scar the kidneys, is one of the most common and serious complications of lupus.
As a multitalented entertainer and successful television personality and entrepreneur, Nick Cannon has a lot on his plate. The 32-year old husband and father of two, who battles with lupus nephritis (kidney disease), took on another role: lupus awareness advocate.
The Lupus Foundation of America announced the election of two new directors to its national board of directors.
NPSLE is arguably the least understood manifestation of lupus and occurs more frequently, earlier in the course of the disease, and with greater severity in children than in adults with lupus.
Watch a video recap of the 2013 National Lupus Advocacy Summit.
The Lupus Foundation of America applauds the efforts of the Senate Appropriations Committee to ensure that funding for research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and lupus programs are a priority.
The Lupus Foundation of America is pleased to share that GlaxoSmithKline has launched a new national lupus awareness campaign and website.