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News and Events

Novel Tool Developed to Better Measure Lupus Trial Results

The Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Industry Council (LIC) met a key objective with the recent publication in the medical...

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The Ninth Annual Lupus Handbag Luncheon & Silent Auction

            The Lupus Handbag Luncheon is an annual event hosted by the Lupus Research...

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New Research Reveals How Mononucleosis Virus Could Promote Lupus

A new study by Lupus Research Alliance-funded researcher Dr. Matthew Weirauch of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in...

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