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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."