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Lupus :: Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight

A compound related to a drug used in humans to prevent organ-transplant rejection attacks a key biochemical process in the faulty immune cells of lupus-prone mice, suggesting a possible new approach to combating the disease, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

Research Findings in Allergy-Immunology Unveiled

Investigators are presenting more than 380 abstracts on preliminary findings in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases at the ACAAI Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Nov. 9-15. Following are highlights of some key investigations on allergic rhinitis and ocular allergies.

HIV :: Aptivus – New Therapy for HIV Patients with Advanced Disease

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the approval of Aptivus (tipranavir) capsules, an HIV protease inhibitor, to be given with ritonavir for treatment of HIV-1 infected adults. This is the second drug approved for patients with advanced HIV disease, and provides a new therapy for patients with limited treatment options.

Menopause :: The Maharishi Ayurveda Approach to Menopause and HRT

Learn the Maharishi Ayurveda approach to menopause with author and clinician Nancy Lonsdorf M.D.. Dr. Lonsdorf describes how to determine the type of imbalances at the basis of menopausal symptoms and provides practical recommendations to help prevent and alleviate them.