Lupus Research Update
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April 5, 2018 Congratulations go to Dr. Zhijian ‘James’ Chen — just named the 2018 Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences recipient by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. The highly prestigious award recognizes Dr. Chen’s exceptional work that the Lupus Research Alliance proudly helped fund. His discovery of an enzyme cGAS uncovered an […] READ MORE

Bacteria Could be to Blame for Autoimmune Attacks

March 12, 2018 Bacteria Could be to Blame for Autoimmune Attacks 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 […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Turns Immune System Enemies into Friends

Jan. 17, 2018 Lupus Research Turns Immune System Enemies into Friends With support from a Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grant, Robert Anthony, PhD, made a groundbreaking discovery that could lead to a new, effective treatment of lupus and other autoimmune diseases. At Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Anthony successfully turned autoimmune […] READ MORE

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Winner

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Winner Shares Her Insights About Childhood Lupus Dec. 20, 2017.  In piecing together the many complex and varied parts of the lupus puzzle, Virginia Pascual, MD — this year’s winner of the Lupus Insight Prize — looks to her own patients for answers. As a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Pascual’s […] READ MORE

Microchip Technology Charts New Ground

Sept. 7, 2017.  The study of T cells and B cells, their function, and the interaction between them that causes runaway inflammation and the progression of disease have been the subjects of numerous groundbreaking lupus investigations over the past decade. Today, Rong Fan, PhD, from Yale University, is building on these discoveries by using his […] READ MORE

Join us on our mission

My colleagues and I firmly believe in the mission of the Lupus Research Alliance, an organization formed in 2016 from the merger of three major lupus organizations. We launched this web site to provide relevant information and news, generate a meaningful dialogue with the lupus community, and encourage financial and volunteer support – all designed […] READ MORE

Dr. Gerald Nepom Bringing Expertise and a Fresh Perspective

The future of the Lupus Research Alliance is bright with Gerald Nepom, MD, PhD in the critical role of Co-Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board. Over the past three decades, his work has focused on the underlying principles of autoimmunity, biomarkers, and therapy for autoimmune diseases. In the 1980s, Dr. Nepom played a major role […] READ MORE

Dr. Douglas Green Explores Cell Death as a Trigger for Lupus

The innovative work of Douglas Green, PhD, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, probes the minute inner workings of the world of cells: their functions, their deaths — and their inextricable link to lupus. Every day billions of cells die within the human body. The balance between cell survival and cell death is crucial to all […] READ MORE

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