Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) hijacks the body’s defenses, unleashing a misguided assault on healthy tissues and organs. An estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer from the chronic autoimmune disease, which overwhelmingly strikes women. When lupus flares, the broken immune system goes on the offensive, attacking and...

In this episode of Arthritis Now, we talk with 2015 ANRF grant recipient, Susan Carpenter, PhD about her research into long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) and it’s potential to explain inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Lupus and related autoimmune diseases. Only three percent of the human genome...

In Part 2 of her Arthritis Now interview, Dr. Karen Costenbader of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, delves a bit deeper into her multifaceted research, including a look into a national study she's participating in involving fish oil and cardiac health. The...

In Part 1 of her interview on Arthritis Now, Dr. Karen Costenbder, from the Harvard University and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, talks about her varied research projects and each of their effects on lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. First, she explains the correlation between lupus...