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Statement in Response to Recent Lupus Science and Medicine Publication

A study recently published in Lupus Science and Medicine showed that krill oil concentrate helped to increase Omega-3 deficiency in people living with lupus. Secondary findings on a small subset of people with more severe lupus in the ORKIDS study suggest that krill oil concentrate may impact disease activity, but further study is warranted. Lupus […] READ MORE

Statement in Response to Recent Nature Publication

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is encouraged by the recent study, “Interferon subverts an AHR–JUN axis to promote CXCL13+ T cells in lupus”, funded in part by the LRA and published in the journal Nature, that identified a molecular pathway that promotes an imbalance of T cells leading to an overactive immune response in lupus. […] READ MORE

Inspired by Patient Need, Dermatologist Specializes in Cutaneous Lupus

July 11, 2024 Dr. Victoria Werth decided to focus her career on researching and treating cutaneous (skin) lupus erythematosus because she saw a major need that she could help fill. Her story is especially appropriate this July during Ultraviolet Safety Month – as ultraviolet sun rays can trigger flares for people with cutaneous and/or systemic […] READ MORE

Super Bowl Champion Willie Colon Drives 10th Anniversary Lupus Golf Fundraiser

SUMMIT, N.J., June 24, 2024 – The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to partner with former Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets player, Super Bowl Champion, and current FoxSport1 co-host Willie Colon on the 10th Annual Willie Colon Golf Outing crafted by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The sold-out outing raised $450,000 in honor of Mr. Colon’s late […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Awards Lupus Insight Prize to Two Trailblazers in CAR T Cell Therapy

San Francisco, CA- June 20. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) announced the recipients of the 2024 Lupus Insight Prize to Marko Radic, Ph.D., The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Georg Schett, M.D., Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, for their groundbreaking discoveries in utilizing CAR T cell therapy to potentially revolutionize lupus treatment. Drs. Radic and Schett […] READ MORE

Lupus ABC First Anniversary Meeting Celebrated Remarkable Year of Accomplishments

Progress Shared and Future Course Charted The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is pleased to report that the Lupus Accelerating Breakthroughs Consortium (Lupus ABC) held its second annual meeting in April in Bethesda, Maryland to share its substantial progress over the first year and chart future directions. Lupus ABC is a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership, uniting individuals […] READ MORE

Dan the Man Shares his M’s and C’s to Improve Your Lupus Journey

Known around lupus circles as Dan the Man, Nandan (Dan) Baruah is an advocate for all people with lupus.  But he is especially focused on helping other men living with what is often considered a women’s disease. As Dan reflects on Men’s Health Month and Father’s Day, he has much to share about coping as […] READ MORE

Statement from the Lupus Research Alliance Related to Halsey’s Lupus Announcement

June 5, 2024 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) expresses deep appreciation to the renowned singer and songwriter Halsey on sharing two powerful Instagram posts (June 4 and June 5) about their diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and a rare T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder. Halsey released yesterday on Instagram a new song, The End, expressing their challenges and tagging […] READ MORE

Lupus Awareness Month Celebrated Community with Promise and Hope

May 31, 2024 For centuries writers have described May as a time budding with promise. How apt that it is also when the world recognizes Lupus Awareness Month. With 31 days of May behind us, we celebrate the community that has banded together to make a difference. We appreciate all your amazing contributions throughout the […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Grants Lupus Innovation Awards to Nine International Researchers Pushing the Boundaries of Lupus Research

New York, NY, May 23. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is proud to announce that nine international researchers are the recipients of this year’s Lupus Innovation Award (LIA). They will conduct innovative research to uncover the underlying mechanisms and identify novel targets and pathways that could be harnessed to predict, monitor, and treat lupus, a […] READ MORE

All the World’s Your Stage During Lupus Awareness Month

May 9, 2024 Molly McCabe was going to be an opera star, using the gift of a beautiful voice to inspire audiences around the globe. That was before lupus attacked and focused most on the organ that makes singing possible– her lungs. So began two years of feeling sorry for herself, spending her time on […] READ MORE

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