Alejandra has a PhD in Genetics from São Paulo State University (UNESP) and is currently working as a scientific writer, editor, and translator. As a writer for BioNews, she is fulfilling her passion for making scientific data easily available and understandable to the general public. Aside from her work with BioNews, she also works as a language editor for non-English speaking authors and is an author of science books for kids.
Tacrolimus is an effective and safe alternative for the long-term maintenance of lupus nephritis, reducing the need for steroids, in patients who do not respond to other immunosuppressants, a five-year ... Read more
SERPINA3 — a protein involved in inflammation — could serve as an urine indicator of lupus nephritis progression and chronic disease in children, a pilot study suggests. The study, “Discovery ... Read more
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients who volunteer for phone counseling with other lupus patients also benefit significantly from the experience, reporting reduced isolation and an increased ability to cope ... Read more
The immunosuppressant leflunomide appears to be as effective as azathioprine in maintaining remission and delaying disease relapse in people with lupus nephritis, a clinical trial in more than 200 patients ... Read more
Transplanting regulatory T-cells — cells that suppress the immune system — resolved skin inflammation in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus, Phase 1 clinical trial results show. The study, ... Read more
Organs affected by autoimmune disease might be able to suppress T-cell function in a manner that is similar to tumors, actively preventing them from causing damage, a study in ... Read more
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