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Guest Speaker - Dr Kate Stacey back for World Lupus Day 10/10/15  for those who may have missed 9th August 2014

Introduction to Lupus ("Lupus - What is the immue system really up to? Progress in research in lupus")

Speaker: Dr Kate Stacey from University of Qld Research Results produced explained via PhD Student

Date: October 10th 9.15am Saturday 2015

Time: 9.15 am

Venue: Indooroopilly Library Meeting room ( Cinema level of Indooroopilly shopping centre corner Station and Musgrave Roads)  Parking off last ramp in Musgrave road_..Bus station one level below and Indooroopillly Station on Coonan Street nearest for trains)




Next Meeting

Date: September 13th (Saturday) venue as above

Time: 2 - 4pm




Dr D Bossingham rheumatologist from Cairns will be down to speak on Saturday 8th March 2014 between 2-4pm at the Community hall, 60 Stamford Road Indooroopilly

'A lifetime of Lupus' is the subject, so bring along your questions and all who are interested in learning more about Lupus.

Doctor is kindly giving his time to share his years of experience with us so don't miss this chance    Please book on 3878 9553 or 0411 263 733 sms


Our next meeting will be held on the Saturdays as listed below:-

September 21 - Pharmacists from Wesley Pharmacy  
September 28 - Podiatrist and Nutritionist
October 12 - Guests
November 16 - Guests

Time: 2 to 4pm
Venue: Community Hall, 60 Stamford Road, Indooroopilly

Please feel free to attend the meetings. Cheers! :)

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New Finding Suggest Novel Avenues to Explore Tast Loss in Autoimmune Diseases

Reduced taste sensitivity is a common symptom of autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome and lupus, and it can have a negative impact on a person's nutrition. Taste sensitivity waxes and wanes along with other disease symptoms, but the mechanism by which inflammation could contribute to the loss of taste remains largely unknown. NIDCD-funded researcher Hong Wang, Ph.D., and colleagues at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, in Philadelphia, have used a mouse strain (MRL/Ipr) that models lupus in humans to explore the effects of chronic inflammation on taste tissues. The investigators noted increased levels of inflammation-promoting immune system cells in the tongue tissue of MRL/Ipr mice in association with lower expression levels of markers for Type II taste cells. (Type II taste cells reside within the taste buds and are responsive to sweet, bitter, and umami, or savory, flavors.) Taste buds appeared smaller in the MRL/Ipr mice than in the control mice. In tasting tests, the MRL/Ipr mice showed decreased responsiveness to bitter, sweet, and umami flavors, but responded normally to salty and sour flavors. The research provides new evidence linking autoimmune disease and chronic inflammation to selective changes in the structure and function of taste tissues in the tongue. These findings offer opportunities for further explorations that have the potential to improve nutrition in people with chronic autoimmune disorders.


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Lupus Booklet

A nineteen page booklet filled with stories and poems written by people who have lupus

Including a foreword written by Dr Carola G Vinuesa and Dr Matthew Cook, research scientists who are looking at the causes of lupus.

Contact us if you are interested in purchasing this interesting little book

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