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Rinvoq Advances to Phase 3 in Lupus

March 27, 2023 Based on positive results of a Phase 2 clinical trial testing upadacitinib (Rinvoq®) given alone or with elsubrutinib once daily for moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus, developer AbbVie is advancing the drug to a Phase 3 trial. The trial also showed that steroid dose either went down or stayed the same […] Read More

Consider Donating Your Brain to Lupus Research

During 2023 Brain Awareness Week, it’s important to bring attention to how lupus affects this vital organ.  We know that lupus can cause symptoms that include depression, brain fog, and headaches, as well as cognitive issues with memory and ability to think clearly.  Yet our understanding of how and why lupus impacts the brain is […] Read More

3 Questions with Dr. Ashira Blazer

March 8, 2023 As part of our researcher interview series, we are featuring 3 Questions with Ashira Blazer, MD, at Hospital for Special Surgery — one of our Diversity in Lupus Research Award recipients. Below Dr. Blazer explains why she focused her career on lupus, and explains how the project LRA is funding will help […] Read More

DoD’s Lupus Research Program – Created Through LRA Advocacy Leadership – Announces 12 New Grant Recipients

February 28, 2023 The Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense that you, our community, advocated to create, has recommended to fund 12 new applications for promising scientific studies to improve treatment for lupus. The dedicated Lupus Research Program was first established in 2017 under the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs operated by […] Read More

Researchers Discover How Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Autoimmunity

August 4, 2022 Immunologists have found that a certain gut bacteria escapes from the intestines to trigger inflammation that can lead to autoimmune diseases. A new study published in Nature provides an insight into how particular gut bacteria evolve over time through a phenomenon called ‘within-host evolution’. The new findings open the door for the […] Read More

3 Questions with Dr. Erika Moore

Feb. 22, 2023 The Lupus Research Alliance has funded some of the biggest breakthroughs in lupus research, and we’re pleased to share a new series on the scientists that help make that possible.  The LRA’s Diversity in Lupus Research Awards aim to address underrepresentation of minorities in the scientific research profession.    As part of our […] Read More

Recognizing a Lupus Research Hero: Kaamilah Gilyard

February 3, 2023 This month, we celebrate lupus warrior Kaamilah Gilyard who is determined to change the lives of future generations by working hard to ensure equal representation of African Americans in lupus clinical studies. Having suffered greatly as a teenager to get a diagnosis of her lupus symptoms, Kaamilah is determined that today’s teens […] Read More