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Pour for a Cure

Join the Lupus Research Alliance in partnership with Handwritten Wines of Yountville, California for our Virtual Pour for A Cure – Taste Wine and Fight Lupus event, all from the comfort of your home. Since we cannot be together physically, let us get together virtually and enjoy an intimate wine tasting experience you will always […] READ MORE

Results of Two Voclosporin Trials Presented at Key Medical Meeting

October 22, 2020 Aurinia Pharmaceuticals announced that data taken from a combined analysis of two trials, AURA-LV and AURORA underscored the potential for voclosporin to offer a tool to treat lupus nephritis. Results from 534 patients from both trials was presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2020 meeting by Dr. Brad Rovin, […] READ MORE

Lupus Redfined: You Make The Difference

October 22, 2020 Great event; I learned a lot and will have a discussion with my doctor about participating in a trial. It was excellent, and the website is very easy to use. I learned that the medicines you take for lupus are not designed for the disease while the ones  you take in a […] READ MORE

Your Opinion Matters to Protect the Health of People with Lupus

October 22, 2020 To take or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine when one is available — that is the question on everyone’s minds, and we need all of your answers to accurately represent people with lupus and their supporters! As coronavirus vaccines are being developed and tested, the Lupus Research Alliance recently convened a […] READ MORE

LRA-Supported Researcher Finds Similarity between COVID-19 and Lupus Flares

October 21, 2020 In a recent study published in Nature Immunology, LRA Lupus Insight Prize and Distinguished Innovator Award recipient Dr. Ignacio Sanz and colleagues found that the immune response in patients hospitalized with  severe COVID-19 was different from that in patients with mild disease, and that the immune response in severely ill COVID-19 patients was more like a lupus flare. They saw that among severely ill COVID-19 patients, some immune cells called B […] READ MORE

Researchers Make Strides in Predicting COVID-19 Response, New LRA Study Finds

October 15, 2020 Some people respond to COVID-19 by releasing high amounts of immune proteins called cytokines, which form when the body detects a foreign invader. But release of excessive amounts of cytokines leads to a large immune response that can cause organ damage. With grant support from the Lupus Research Alliance, Dr. Roberto Caricchio […] READ MORE

LRA-Supported Study Confirms Two Targets for Drugs in Development

October 1, 2020 In a recent Lupus Research Alliance supported study published in Frontiers in Immunology, Dr. Ziaur Rahman linked molecules called TLR7 and type II interferon to impairing the ability of immune cells to do their job. These findings support further development by several companies of lupus treatments that block TLR7 and type II […] READ MORE

Lupus Clinical Trials Redefined: You Make the Difference

Lupus Clinical Trials Redefined: You Make the Difference Lupus Clinical Trials Virtual Fair Open Through November 14, 2020 Visit Fair Lupus clinical trials are still underway despite COVID-19. Making the process safer and easier for patients has never been more important. What is a clinical trial exactly? Why should I get involved in a lupus clinical […] READ MORE

LRA Applauds GSK on Positive Phase 3 Study of Benlysta® in Lupus Nephritis

September 16, 2020 NEW YORK, NY. The Lupus Research Alliance welcomes positive BLISS-LN Phase 3 data published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that GSK’s drug Benlysta® (belimumab) significantly improved kidney function in adults with lupus nephritis, the most common severe complication of lupus causing inflammation and serious damage to the kidney. The […] READ MORE

Lupus Therapeutics Collaborating with PPD to Accelerate Lupus Clinical Research

September 3, 2020 PPD, Inc. issued a press release  today announcing its collaboration with the Lupus Research Alliance affiliate Lupus Therapeutics to optimize lupus clinical research among its pharmaceutical and biotech clients. As a contract research organization, PPD helps its clients design and implement clinical trials. PPD expects to gain from Lupus Therapeutics’ deep clinical […] READ MORE

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