Lupus Research Alliance News
CAR T Cell Therapy Induces Lupus Remission in Small Study

September 21, 2022 Results of a small study published in the prestigious journal Nature Medicine, suggest that a type of immune cell therapy called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy could become a highly effective therapy for SLE patients who do not respond to current lupus treatments.  CD19 CAR T cells are T cells that […] READ MORE

NY Jets Kickoff Luncheon Raises Funds for LRA and Honors Kenneth Farber

September 7, 2022 The New York Jets 2022 football season kicked off last week with a spectacular luncheon that raised $740,000 for the Lupus Research Alliance and the New York Jets Foundation.  The event also honored our former President and CEO Kenneth Farber for his years of commitment and progress in lupus research. Continuing as […] READ MORE

NIH Awards $500,000 to Advance to Advance Diversity in Lupus Trials

August 31, 2022 We are excited to share good news – our Lupus Clinical Investigators Network, LuCIN, managed by LRA’s affiliate Lupus Therapeutics, will be working on a new research project to increase diverse representation of patients in lupus trials to be funded with a $500,000 National Institutes of Health Innovation Award from the Food […] READ MORE

LRA Earns High Recommendations from Five Groups Evaluating U.S. Charities

September 1, 2022 September 5 is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Charity – created to mobilize people “to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.” Our mission at the Lupus Research Alliance is to transform the lives of people with lupus through the power of science, and this is an […] READ MORE

Long-time Supporter LADA Donates $150,000 to LRA-Funded Research

August 29, 2022 Big thanks go to the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (LADA) for their donation of $150,000 to support research funded by the Lupus Research Alliance given at their 22nd Annual Lupus Charity Golf Classic at Shenendoah Golf Course at Turning Stone in upstate New York. LADA President & CEO Kathleen A. […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Awards $9 Million to Develop Lupus Treatment Breakthroughs

NEW YORK, NY – August 24, 2022 – The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) today announced its Global Team Science Award (GTSA) has been granted to three international research teams from 14 institutions across four continents comprised of leading experts spanning in immunology, rheumatology, neurosciences, biomedical engineering, genomics and genetics, and public health. With $3 million […] 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

Walk to Make a Difference for People with Lupus

July 25, 2022 During a time when health and wellness are top of mind, many are looking for creative ways to boost their own well-being — and at the same time seeking opportunities to do something truly meaningful for others. Whether you or someone you care about is living with lupus or not, you can […] READ MORE

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