Updates and Events
Thanks To NY JETS for Hosting LUPUS AWARENESS DAY November 21

November 22, 2021 The New York Jets and Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) hosted Lupus Awareness Day on November 21, 2021, at MetLife Stadium, with the Jets taking on their division rivals the Miami Dolphins. The event raised awareness of the devastating autoimmune disease and generated over $25,000 for lupus research. The check was accepted by […] READ MORE

2021 Breaking Through Gala

This year the Lupus Research Alliance Breaking Through Gala will take place the evening of Monday, November 22, 2021 both in person and online! So whether you’ll be joining us in New York City at the Ziegfeld Ballroom or watching our live broadcast online, you can support the promising research that is breaking through the […] READ MORE

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 […] READ MORE

Promise of Additional Lupus Therapies Highlighted at ACR 2021 Annual Meeting

November 9, 2021 Results of clinical trials testing many existing and potential lupus treatments were highlighted at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting ACR Convergence 2021, November 3-9. Bringing you the most relevant news for our lupus community, following are summaries of key research presented at the meeting: New Data on Approved Lupus Treatments […] READ MORE

LRA’s Marathon Team Life Without Lupus Running Lupus into the Ground!

November 4, 2021 Best of luck and incredible thanks go to our Team Life Without Lupus, who are running the TCS New York City Marathon this Sunday to raise thousands for lupus research.  Disappointed that the 50th anniversary marathon was cancelled in 2020, our runners are even more determined to make this 50th run the most […] READ MORE

LRA’s Virtual Annual Conference Brings Together Top Lupus Researchers for Dynamic Scientific Exchange

October 28, 2021 Two-day meeting focuses on sharing latest news and generating new scientific ideas  The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) held our annual scientific conference, the Forum for Discovery, online for a second year given the continued concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual capability allowed more than 150 funded investigators, scientific advisors, and partners […] READ MORE

LRA-Funded Research Helps Illuminate Genetic Causes of Lupus

October 19, 2021 Two recent studies funded in part by the Lupus Research Alliance offer a new, more detailed understanding of the genetic causes of lupus as well as potential therapy approaches. One study shows a potential mechanism for how a variant for the gene neutrophil cytosolic factor 1 (NCF1) may lead to systemic lupus […] READ MORE

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