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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

Overcoming the Uncertainties of Living with Chronic Diseases like Lupus

July 21, 2022 Interview with Michael D. Lockshin, MD, MACR Director Emeritus, Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease and Co-Director, Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research at Hospital for Special Surgery; Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology at Joan and Sanford Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University   Uncertainty and unpredictability are among […] READ MORE

Wise Words During Men’s Health Month

June 15, 2022 It took years for Dan Baruah aka ‘Dan the Man’ to come to terms with having lupus. He graciously shared his story with us in recognition of Men’s Health Week and to help others living with lupus. When Dan was first diagnosed with lupus at age 52, he didn’t tell anyone, not […] READ MORE

LRA Announces Inaugural Awards Promoting Diversity in Lupus Research

NEW YORK, NY, June 9, 2022. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), the world’s leading private funder of lupus research, today announced inaugural recipients of Career Development and Postdoctoral Awards to Promote Diversity in Lupus Research. The Diversity in Lupus Research Award funding mechanisms aim to address underrepresentation of minorities in the scientific research profession. Lupus […] READ MORE

LRA Brings Encouraging News from European Rheumatology Meeting

June 2, 2022 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) and its clinical trial arm Lupus Therapeutics congratulate Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) on new positive results presented at the European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology (EULAR) 2022 Congress from a Phase 2 trial of its investigational biologic deucravacitinib for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Deucravacitinib […] READ MORE

You Spoke and Congress Acted

March 15, 2022 Each year, Congress must allocate funds for the following year’s budget, and every year, we lead the advocacy effort for the additional funding needed for lupus research to produce better treatments and eliminate racial disparities in healthcare. Last March lupus advocates joined the LRA to submit formal Congressional Asks for Fiscal Year […] READ MORE

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