Laura Plantinga, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, has been awarded a fellowship from the Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus.
Additional data from the CDC National Lupus Patient Registry project demonstrates that lupus is a widespread disease with a significant impact
Data from two Lupus Foundation of America studies is being presented during the 2014 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress, a major European medical conference focusing on the field of rheumatology.
Atlanta - There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching study ever conducted on the disease and published online today by the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism. The data also confirms that black females disproportionately are burdened by lupus, a devastating and complicated autoimmune disease.
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.