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Lupus Study Showed Vitamin D Did Not Improve Bone Health

September 19, 2019 A small clinical trial published in Lupus Science & Medicine found that taking vitamin D supplements did not improve bone health for people with lupus. Conducted by several lupus experts throughout the U.S., the study looked at the effect of vitamin D supplements on changes in bone turnover markers that indicate changes […]


A skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased risk of fracture. Bone strength reflects the integration of two main features: bone density and bone quality. Bone density is expressed as grams of mineral per area or volume and in any given individual is determined by peak bone mass and amount of […]

Exercise for People with Lupus*

April 18, 2019 According to Henry Ford, “Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it.” Just the opposite says Clinical Specialist Exercise Physiologist Heather Milton, MS, RCEP, CSCS at NYU Langone Medical Center Sports Performance Center. Presenting at the Lupus Lifestyle Series sponsored […]

Dysfunctional Red Blood Cells in Children Identified as a Potential Root Cause of Lupus

Research Funded by the Lupus Research Alliance Published in Today’s “Cell”   NEW YORK, NY August 11. Pediatric lupus expert Virginia Pascual, MD together with her junior colleague Simone Caielli, PhD and their team at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York identified problems in the red blood cells of children with active Systemic Lupus Erythematosus […]

Pivotal LRA-Funded Research Shared at Annual Rheumatology Meeting

November 15, 2021 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) supports research into causes and mechanisms of lupus, and identification of targets supporting the development of new therapies or cures for lupus patients. At this year’s meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), 17 LRA-funded researchers presented their work to share discoveries with the thousands of […]


Aggrecan is a type of protein known as a proteoglycan, which means it has several sugar molecules attached to it. It is the most abundant proteoglycan in cartilage, a tough, flexible tissue that makes up much of the skeleton during early development. Most cartilage is later converted to bone (a process called ossification), except for […]


Eosinophils are specialized white blood cells that participate in inflammatory processes such as allergic diseases. They also are involved in tissue repair and remodeling. In healthy people, eosinophils comprise approximately 1 to 6 percent of white blood cells. The body may produce more of these cells in response to parasitic and fungal infections. Certain allergic […]


An injury that upon assessment is painful, swollen, and deformed. A break of a bone.


A round or oval disk, 2 to 4 μm in diameter, found in the blood of vertebrates. Platelets number 130,000 to 400,000/mm3. They are fragments of megakaryocytes, large cells found in the bone marrow.