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Research News | Jan. 24, 2013

Protein Predicts Lupus-Related Organ Damage

A team of lupus researchers has identified a potential new biomarker that may be helpful in determining whether a person with lupus is at risk for developing organ damage.

Research News | Jan. 10, 2013

Study explores lupus treatments and disease activity as risk factors for lymphoma

A new study sheds light on the specific effects of drug treatments versus disease activity as risk factors for lymphoma, a type of cancer, among people with lupus.

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

Steroid-Related Risk of Heart Disease in Lupus

The results of this study indicate that current use of steroids (20 mg/day or more) is perhaps the most significant risk factor for heart disease in individuals with lupus.

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

Genetics of Lupus-Related Phenotypes

The researchers hoped to learn about the genetic contributions to lupus susceptibility and how this might relate to specific lupus-related phenotypes, such as the presence of specific autoantibodies.

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

C-Reactive Protein as a Lupus Biomarker

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship among hsCRP, lupus disease activity, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals with lupus.

Research News | Oct. 16, 2012

Metabolic Syndrome Among People with Lupus

Metabolic syndrome is marked by increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, so its incidence among people with lupus can indicate risk of cardiovascular disease in lupus patients.

Research News | Oct. 16, 2012

Depression Among Girls with Lupus

The findings of this study indicate that adolescent girls with lupus scored significantly lower on measures of positive body image and felt increases in negative mood, negative self-esteem, and depressive symptoms.

Research News | Oct. 16, 2012

Europeans at Decreased Risk of Lupus Nephritis

The researchers hoped to determine whether differences in genetic ancestry and/or specific genes contribute the decreased risk of developing lupus nephritis among individuals of European descent.