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Researchers have identified protein biomarkers associated with lupus. This knowledge can be used to provide a rapid accurate diagnosis for lupus. Lupus is currently very difficult to accurately diagnose. It may also provide clues in developing effective treatments for the disease as well. 1.5 million Americans have the autoimmune disease lupus and it is 10 to 15 times more common in women than men.
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About: Protein biomarkers for lupus have been identified
Date: 4 November 2004
Source: Forbes - Health
Author: Robert Preidt
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