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Research News | Jul. 20, 2010

An Exploration Study of Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Treatment in Lupus

The researchers hoped to determine whether umbilical cord stem cells could be given safely to people with severe and treatment-resistant lupus, and whether this might help to treat lupus.

Research News | Jul. 20, 2010

Successful Phase III Trial of CellCept® for Lupus Nephritis

The researchers wanted to compare the effectiveness of mycophenolate mofetil (CellCept) with that of azathioprine to prevent kidney flares after the initial treatment for nephritis was successful.

Research News | Jul. 20, 2010

Belimumab Reduces Lupus Disease Activity After 76 Weeks

The researchers hoped to learn about the safety and potential effectiveness of belimumab in the treatment of lupus.

Research News | May. 01, 2010

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Benefits People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether cognitive behavioral thearpy could help people with lupus cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, all of which may co-occur with a chronic illness.

Research News | Mar. 23, 2010

Earlier Steroid Treatment In Pediatric Lupus Patients Is Related to Higher Risk of Bone Disease

Steroids are frequently used to treat lupus because they are highly effective and work quickly. However, steroids have many serious side effects. How much of a risk this may pose for children with lupus or younger adults with lupus has not been well-studied.

Research News | Mar. 23, 2010

Urine May Help Track Kidney Disease and Predict Treatment Success in People With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether mRNA in urine samples for the protein made by the FOXP3 gene could be related to lupus kidney disease activity or response to treatment.

Research News | Dec. 22, 2009

Genentech’s Rontalizumab Is Well-Tolerated by Lupus Patients in a Phase I Clinical Trial

This trial was the first stage of testing for rontalizumab, which is a new treatment that interferes with an inflammatory protein called "interferon-alpha."