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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 4pmVenue: Community Hall, 60 Stamford Road, Indooroopilly Please feel free to attend the meetings. Cheers! :)
 

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

 

Lupus meeting Saturday October 20th 2pm at the Community Hall 60 Stamford Road Indooroopilly

Lupus meeting Saturday November 24th 2pm at the Community hall 60 Stamford Road Indooroopilly

Telephone 3878 9553  0411 263 733

 

Centenary Rocks! Festival

Seventeen Mile Rocks - July 28th

Lupus Shop Indooroopilly put up a awareness/craft stall in Centenary Rocks! Festival
at Rocks Riverside Park, Seventeen Mile Rocks on July 28th, 2012.

We thank all who had given us tremendous support. The volunteers or the community, you were all great!

 

 

#October Raffle! :)

First prize: Handcrafted wood turned lamp by Doug Bates

Second prize: Framed handcrafted silk painting

Third prize: Towel Set

Tickets available on request. 

 

...Till then,
...with love Lupus Australia Qld

 

All interested people most welcome to join Lupus Australia at 2pm at the Community Hall 60 Stamford Road Indooroopilly to both listen and bring along your questions on nutrition to Pamela Holdsworth.

Please book on 3878 9553 or 0411 263 733 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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Updates

Study of Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Stem Cells for Lupus Therapy

Human umbilical cord blood-derived mensenchymal stem cells (uMSCs) have been found to offer benefits for treating lupus nephritis (LN) when transplanted into mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). SLE is an autoimmune disease with “myriad immune system aberrations” characterised by diverse clinical conditions, including LN, a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for patients with SLE. The beneficial results were reported in a study by Taiwanese researchers published in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (20:2).

According to corresponding author Dr. Oscar K. Lee of the National Yang-Ming University School of Medicine, MSCs have been shown to possess immune-modulatory capabilities and can alleviate immune responses by inhibiting inflammation as well as the function of mature and immature immune system T cells. Seeking to explore the therapeutic effects of uMSCs in treating LN, their study systemic immune diseases closely resembling SLE in humans.

We found that uMSC transplantation markedly delayed the deterioration of renal function, reduced certain antibody levels, alleviated changes in renal pathology and the development of proteinuria – the presence of excess protein serum in the urine and a sign of renal damage,” said Dr. Lee.

The positive difference in survival rate for mice treated at two months of age compared with mice treated at six months of age, led the researchers to conclude that early uMSC transplantation may be most efficacious. The researchers also deduced that their findings favored the use of allogenic (other-donated) rather than autologous (self-donated) MSCs for SLE treatment, which would make sense with an autoimmune disorder.

The therapeutic effects demonstrated in this pre-clinical study support further exploration of the possibility of using uMSCs from mismatched donors in LN treatment,” concluded Dr. Lee.

The ability of uMSCs to reduce inflammation means that they are likely to be of use in the treatment of autoimmune disorders and this study supports that reasoning and, in this case, also advocates the use of non-self cells,” said Dr. David Eve, associate editor of Cell Transplantation and an instructor at the University of South Florida Centre of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair.

Retrieved April 13, 2011 from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com

 

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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