These findings will help scientists understand how to better diagnose and treat the disease.
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Fish, frogs and worms have become key players in the fight against disease.
The project is focused on lupus, which affects up to 1.5 million Americans.
Since 1946, OMRF has grown into an internationally recognized research institute.
These new findings could play a key role in tailoring individual lupus treatments.