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February 02, 2006

One's Own Stem Cells As Lupus Treatment

For all of her 20s, when Edjuana Ross should have been relishing the thrill of early adulthood, she was instead in and out of hospitals, battling a disease that attacked her skin, brain and heart.

Now, at 33, she has her life back, thanks to a stem-cell transplant from her own bone marrow, a drastic, experimental treatment that could be promising for patients with severe lupus. (Washington Post)

October 06, 2005

Human Genome Sciences' Lupus Drug Misses Test Goals

Human Genome Sciences Inc. said yesterday that its potentially lucrative new lupus drug, eagerly awaited by investors and patients, had fallen short of expectations in an important round of human testing. (Washington Post)

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September 14, 2004

DHEA for Lupus, Red Meat and Diabetes

"A new study finds the drug prasterone, the pharmaceutical form of DHEA, reduces the disease flare-ups associated with lupus and did not have negative side effects."

"Middle age and elderly women whose diets include a lot of red meat appear to have an increased risk of developing diabetes."

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August 21, 2004

Fighting Lupus with Ladybugs, New Diabetes Drug Doesn't Increase Weight

11-year-old Kathleen Collingham has been painting river rocks in the likeness of ladybugs for the past seven months to raise money for research for lupus.

Dutch researchers report an experimental drug called liraglutide seems to control sugar levels without the side effect of weight gain.

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Diabetes

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