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Research News | Feb. 17, 2012

Men Require More Lupus Genes to Develop Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the degree to which sex-specific genetic differences contribute to the susceptibility to developing lupus.

Research News | Jan. 20, 2012

Vitamin D Indicates Lupus Disease Activity But Not Organ Damage

This study examined the relationship between levels of vitamin D and autoantibodies in people with lupus.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2011

Genetic Profiling Can Predict Some Lupus Manifestations

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between the presence of specific lupus susceptibility genes and the development of specific disease manifestations.

Research News | Sep. 29, 2011

New Experimental Molecule Neutralizes Lupus Autoantibodies

For years, researchers have investigated the possibility of inhibiting the actions of lupus-related autoantibodies to reduce the extent of organ damage. Further research in this area has the potential to facilitate the development of new therapies for people with lupus.

Research News | Sep. 01, 2011

Women with Lupus Have Decreased Risk for Certain Cancers

The researchers aimed to estimate the risk of breast, endometrial, and ovarian cancers in women with lupus relative to that for the general population.

Research News | Apr. 08, 2011

MicroRNAs Common to Three Lupus Mouse Models

The researchers hoped to identify a set of microRNAs common to three different strains of mice that have been genetically modified in different ways to have lupus, making it more likely that something similar to these microRNAs might be found in substantial percentages of people.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

Blood Test for Antibodies That Might be Associated with Risk for Lupus Brain Inflammation

The researchers studied the relationship between anti-NR2A antibodies and different aspects of lupus, especially whether there might be a relationship between these antibodies and NPSLE in patients from Japan.

Research News | Feb. 10, 2011

International Consensus for a Definition of Lupus Flare

The researchers hoped to create an internationally agreed-upon definition of a lupus flare that would have practical applications for clinical trial designs.