Tag: lupus

Living With Lupus

You want to know a little about what it’s like living with lupus, ask a first-time author, a “fiery Latina,” or Mrs. New York USA Universal. Those are just a few of the bloggers we’ve been following lately who each offer different insight on the day-in and day-out challenges of living with this chronic and ...

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Learn More About 23andMe’s Lupus Study


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23andMe Launches Lupus Research Community

23andMe, Pfizer, Inc. and the Lupus Research Institute are launching a collaborative study focused on the genetics of the autoimmune disease known as lupus. The aim is to quickly enroll 5,000 people with the disease, which affects about 1.5 million people in the United States alone. “The ability to ...

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The War Waged Within: Autoimmunity in Women

Many autoimmune diseases affect women more frequently than men. The ratio of affected women to affected men are given above for several autoimmune diseases on which 23andMe reports. (Source: American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, Inc.) Editor’s note: Pending an FDA decision, 23andMe no longer ...

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SNPwatch: The Bad Driving Gene?

New research suggests that your skills behind the wheel may be affected by your genes. To better understand the effects of a variant in the BDNF gene on motor skills learning, Steven Cramer and colleagues at UC Irvine tested 29 subjects in a driving simulator. Their results, published in the journal ...

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SNPwatch: New Variants Associated With Lupus in Europeans and Asians

Lupus, which means "wolf" in Latin, gets its name from the skin manifestations sometimes seen in the disease. A physician in the 13th century thought they looked like wolf bites. In autoimmune disorders, the immune system — which normally protects us from harmful, foreign substances — goes into overdrive ...

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