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  1. Genetic Link to Lupus Identified

    Oct. 28, 2002 -- People with a certain genetic flaw may be more likely than others to develop lupus. Although researchers have suspected a genetic link to lupus existed, a new study has pinpointed one gene. Researchers studied more than 2,500 people with lupus and found that people with the disease

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  2. Compound Holds Promise for Lupus

    Oct. 16, 2002 -- A chemical related to anti-anxiety medications like Valium and Xanax has shown promise in treating lupus. The discovery could lead to safer and more effective new drugs for managing lupus and other autoimmune disorders. Lupus is a disease in which the mechanisms that normally preven

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  3. Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Lupus

    Oct. 4, 2002 -- Early research suggests that a commonly used cancer drug could also be effective in the treatment of lupus. The drug, Rituxan, targets specific white blood cells that prompt the immune system to attack healthy tissue. As many as 1.4 million Americans are believed to have some form of

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  4. Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Lupus

    Oct. 4, 2002 -- Early research suggests that a commonly used cancer drug could also be effective in the treatment of lupus. The drug, Rituxan, targets specific white blood cells that prompt the immune system to attack healthy tissue. As many as 1.4 million Americans are believed to have some form of

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  5. Environmental Reason for Lupus?

    Aug. 5, 2002 -- Environmental factors have long been thought to help trigger lupus in people who are genetically predisposed to get the disease. Now researchers have identified just such an environmental trigger in mice, and it may help them understand the causes of lupus in humans. The findings pro

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  6. Hormone May Help Women With Lupus

    July 25, 2002 -- For people living with lupus, the treatment can often be as bad as the disease. Over time, the steroids used to manage the immune disorder can cause serious complications, including thinning bones and bone fractures, heart problems, muscle weakness, and cataracts. But new research s

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  7. Deaths From Lupus on the Rise

    May 2, 2002 -- More people than ever are dying from lupus, and some are at particularly high risk. CDC researchers analyzing data from 1979-1998 found a steady rise in the number of young people -- especially women and blacks -- who died from the disease. Their findings are published in the May 3 is

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  8. Living With Lupus

    March 6, 2002 -- After the doctors, tests, and medications, it comes down to this: There's still no cure for lupus, and we still don't understand what causes it. Despite the availability of steroids and other drugs that can help with flare-ups, people with lupus still face frequent -- some would say

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  9. Finding May Explain Why Lupus Affects the Brain

    Nov. 1, 2001 -- Lupus is a mysterious disease with a wide range of medical problems, but researchers are slowly getting closer to understanding what causes some of the problems that damage the brain in lupus patients. Doctors know that there are puzzling antibodies floating around in the blood of pe

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  10. Cure for Lupus May Be in Sight

    Aug. 25, 2000 -- Lupus patients near death have lost all signs of the disease after receiving an experimental stem cell transplant -- and normally cautious researchers are talking about a cure. The same type of stem cell transplant used to treat lupus also may help patients with multiple sclerosis,

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