Scientists Cure Lupus in Mice with a One-Two Punch

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that knows no bounds and can damage any part of the body, from the skin to the joints to the organs.

There is no cure for lupus, a disease that flares up and then seems to disappear before returning again.

But researchers say they have discovered that by using a combination of two drugs that already exist, it’s possible to reverse lupus in mice.

In a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers from the University of Florida, Gainesville, have found that by inhibiting certain metabolic pathways in immune cells it’s possible to combat lupus in mice.

The most surprising result from this study was that the combination of the two metabolic inhibitors was necessary to reverse disease.

Laurence Morel, Ph.D., University of Florida College of Medicine

Each year, 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported across the country. The disease affects about 1.5 million Americans, according to the Lupus Foundation of America.

via Scientists Cure Lupus in Mice with a One-Two Punch.

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I have over (24) years of Computer Aided Drafting & Design experience and over (16) years of IT experience. After graduating high school I attended a Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Drafting & Design. I then enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico where I earned an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technologies. While attending the Univ. of Puerto Rico I worked as a freelance Drafter for a variety of architects and engineers. During my senior year I began to work for the firm Planning Management & Development in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Two years later I was offered the position at Mario Corsino & Associates, which later became InterGroup a medium size Civil Engineering, Architectural and Planning firm in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. At InterGroup I became assistant chief drafter where I was responsible for 20+ drafters & civil techs, and this is also where I began my IT training. In 2000 I decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL where I was hired as CAD Manager at Advanced Engineering & Design a small Civil Engineering firm established in 1998. Currently still employed by Advanced Engineering & Design I’m now the CAD/IT Manager. I have also continued to expand my knowledge base in both the IT & CADD fields through continued training, certifications, and attending Autodesk University. I’m currently an Autodesk Certified Professional proficient in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and various other Autodesk products. I have been the President of the Tampa Bay Autodesk Users Group (TBAUG) since late 2007 and a member of Autodesk Users Group International (AUGI) since 1996. I have an A.S. Degree in Computer Networking , a Bachelors of Applied Science in Technology Management and currently finishing work on my Masters in Computer Information Systems. I’m a licensed drafter in the US Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. I hold certificates as a Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator, Cisco Networking Associate Professional and Linux Administrator.
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