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Category: Research and Discovery

Novel Tool Developed to Better Measure Lupus Trial Results

April 20, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Industry Council (LIC) met a key objective with the recent publication in the medical journal Arthritis & Rheumatology reporting on a new tool to better measure the effectiveness of potential drug treatments in clinical trials. The LIC aims to bring industry and academia together to work collaboratively, […] Read More

2018 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Betty Diamond

2018 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Betty Diamond Funds Study of Common Hypertension Drugs to Treat Lupus June 21, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance has awarded its 2018 Lupus Insight Prize to Betty Diamond, MD, for a project to test commonly used drugs for high blood pressure as potential treatments for cognitive and emotional […] Read More

Breaking Through – Uncovering a Probable Cause of Lupus:

December, 2018 An innate — and lifelong — curiosity about the most complex, unresolved questions in medicine has served John D. Mountz, MD, PhD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, well. For the past three decades he has made significant strides in piecing together some of the most […] Read More

A Promising New Therapy

April, 2019 As our name implies, the Lupus Research Alliance aims to forge partnerships and bring other players  to the table to better understand and treat lupus — and our latest venture holds the promise of a new therapy. We — and our affiliate, Lupus Therapeutics — are about to collaborate with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company […] Read More

2017 Novel Research Grants – Meet the Awardees

July 28, 2017. The Lupus Research Alliance is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2017 Novel Research Grants. These ten grantees continue a commitment to bold and innovative research that aims to discover safe, effective treatments and a cure for lupus. Mridu Acharya, PhD Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason Dr. Acharya is investigating the […] Read More

Bacteria Could be to Blame for Autoimmune Attacks

March 12, 2018 Innovative novel research, co-funded by the Lupus Research Alliance, has produced a significant discovery about the role of bacteria and points to the potential for a vaccine or treatment that might prevent an autoimmune attack by suppressing specific bacteria. Led by Dr. Martin Kriegel at Yale University, the study was published today […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance 2023 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award Granted to Yale School of Medicine Researcher Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Research Will Explore How Ancient Viral Remnants in Our DNA Trigger Lupus NEW YORK, NY – January 30. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is pleased to grant the 2023 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award (DIA) to Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Immunobiology at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Iwasaki will investigate […] Read More

Summary Highlights of Important Research Presented at ACR Convergence 2023

November, 2023 At the recent ACR Convergence 2023, the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, important lupus clinical trial data and breakthrough foundational research were presented. Following are highlights of work funded by the Lupus Research Alliance or supported in partnership with industry through our clinical affiliate Lupus Therapeutics. CAR-T Cell Therapy is […] Read More

Patient Involvement: The Next Critical Step

October, 2018 Certainly, advocacy is absolutely necessary to generate funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal organizations, as well as for groups that support and conduct lupus research. But patient involvement is also critical to opening pathways to discovery. “Just helping to raise money isn’t enough,” said Diane Gross, National Director of […] Read More
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