Cancer

Lupus confirmed as risk factor for cervical cancer

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2016) found a doubled risk of pre-malignant cervical changes, and potentially also an increased risk of cervical cancer, ...

Immunology

Study reveals role for oxidized mitochondrial DNA in lupus

Researchers at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research have discovered that the neutrophils of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients release oxidized DNA from their mitochondria that can stimulate an unwanted immune ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Metabolic syndrome common in young women with lupus

(HealthDay)—Metabolic syndrome is common in young, premenopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and chloroquine appears to protect against metabolic syndrome in these women, according to a study published ...

Medical research

Stem cell transplant alleviates symptoms in lupus animal models

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that produces autoantibodies and subsequent immune reactions that can lead to a variety of symptoms, including inflammation of the kidneys, or nephritis. When researchers ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Vitamin D shows no impact on interferon response in SLE

(HealthDay)—For patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vitamin D3 supplementation does not affect interferon (IFN) signature, according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis & Rheumatology.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Lower mortality rates among Asian and Hispanic lupus patients

A new study by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts reveals that Asian and Hispanic patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have lower mortality rates compared to Black, White, or ...

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