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Patient Involvement: Let Your Story Become Part of CommUnity

Patient Involvement: Let Your Story Become Part of CommUnity The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to invite you to join our new Lupus CommUnity Forum — a place to unite with others who face many of the same struggles you may have experienced. The Lupus CommUnity Forum is where you can discover what others are […] READ MORE

Studying Chemoattractants To Break New Ground in Lupus Research

Studying Chemoattractants To Break New Ground in Lupus Research Straightforward. Clear. Innovative. These words aptly describe the research that Jillian Richmond, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School at Worcester, MA, is conducting with a grant from the Lupus Research Alliance. She is looking for ways to stop lupus from damaging healthy tissue. But […] READ MORE

Grant Updates

The Lupus Research Alliance supports the full range of research from fundamental through translational and clinical studies. Most recently, the organization awarded six Novel Research Grants and seven Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grants. PROMISING NOVEL GRANT AWARDS: The Lupus Research Alliance supports game-changing lupus research, and our Novel Research Grant program is exploring lupus […] READ MORE

Looking at Iron as a Trigger for Lupus Nephritis

As the provider of life-giving oxygen to organ systems through its role in red blood cell production — the health benefits of iron are tremendous. This essential element is vital for proper growth throughout the body and for robust cellular health. But what happens when a good thing goes bad, and iron makes cells die? […] READ MORE

Research Shows Helping Others Helps You

Study results presented at the American College of Rheumatology provided scientific evidence for what we all intuitively know –supporting other people helps the giver too. An evaluation was conducted with counselors participating in a national toll-free phone peer counseling service hosted by the Hospital for Special Surgery. It assessed how their role as helpers providing […] READ MORE

Thank You Team Life Without Lupus!

Big thanks go to our 13 Team Life Without Lupus members who ran 26.2 miles November 4 through all five boroughs in the TCS New York City Marathon to raise nearly $40,000 for lupus research. Five runners have lupus!  Seven were running on behalf of loved ones to raise funds so the Lupus Research Alliance […] READ MORE

Recognizing Remission in Lupus

Researchers are trying to ascertain the important issue in SLE of how much improvement in disease activity patients must show to decrease the long-term rate of organ damage.  Four studies presented at ACR by Drs. Eric Morand and Michelle Petri addressed that important question. Favorable Results for “Easier” Remission Target Three studies by Distinguished Innovator […] READ MORE

Promising Results from AMP

The Lupus Research Alliance is one of the sponsors of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus (AMP RA/Lupus), a public-private partnership between the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and several pharmaceutical companies and nonprofit organizations. . AMP aims to speed the development of new therapies, and we […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance-Funded Researchers Present Discoveries at ACR

More than 70 researchers who have received funding from the Lupus Research Alliance contributed to the scientific dialogue on lupus at the ACR|ARHP meeting this year. Following are highlights of specific discoveries the organization has supported: Tiring Out Rogue Cells Learning from cancer research, a team of scientists led by the inaugural Lupus Insight Prize […] READ MORE

ACR|ARHP News on Potential New Lupus Treatments

The Lupus Research Alliance was on the ground at the American College of Rheumatology 2018 meeting to bring you the latest news in lupus research and translation.  Several clinical trials showed benefits of potential new treatments for helping people with lupus. Following are summaries of the stand-out results: Ustekinumab (Stelara®) A Phase 2 controlled study compared […] READ MORE

LRA Research Director Presents at ACR Roundtable

Our Research Director, Dr. Teodora Staeva, presented at the “Meet the Funders: NIH & Foundation Roundtable Grant Discussion” October 22 at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting. Dr. Staeva spoke about the Lupus Research Alliance many grant programs available to scientists including the  Target Identification in Lupus, Novel Research Grant, Analysis of Lupus Patient-Focused Drug Development […] READ MORE

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