lupus lupus  /ˈlu pəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
  2. (n) a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus

Usage(s):

  1. Some doctors suspect that a tendency toward lupus may be inherited.
  2. But the lupus made her a prodigious writer of letters as well.
  3. It already has six drugs in clinical trials, for diseases including lupus, colitis and several chemotherapy- induced ailments.

News

  1. The Michigan Lupus Foundation will be Holding a Lupus Support Group Meeting in Lansing on July 8th

    Lupus Support Groups are open to anyone interested in attending. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10840728.htm
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Research and Markets: Global Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pipeline Capsule - 2013

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pipeline Capsule - 2
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose

    Autoimmune diseases, like lupus, can be difficult to diagnose. For this edition of Healthy Living, YNN met with lupus patient Nono Osuji and SLE Lupus Foundation Executive Director Margaret Dowd, who said patients can wait three to four years for a diagnosis.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: YNN Rochester

Quotes

  1. Snoop adds, "That's what it boiled down to. Cori's lupus showed us we need to be together forever."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Snoop Dogg Source: Peace FM Online

  2. "The funding awarded by the MLSC to MGH, and the funding from Idera under our collaboration, will assist our group, including Drs. Terry Means and Robert Friday, in our efforts to develop novel therapies for lupus by using Idera's TLR-targeted...
    on Dec 22, 2008 By: Andrew Luster Source: Business Wire (press release)

  3. "Right now there is no cure, or known cause for Lupus and 90 percent of those affected are women," Wilcox said. "After losing my aunts and seeing how my sister is affected by it, finding a cure for Lupus has become a personal crusade for me....
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Chris Wilcox Source: WMBF

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