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5 Facts about Lupus & Mental Health

With lupus, the immune system attacks instead of protects the body, including the brain and nervous system. Lupus and its treatments can impair mental & emotional health.     Neuropsychiatric lupus affects 80-90% of people with lupus.     Neuropsychiatric lupus describes feelings of depression, headaches, and lupus fog — trouble thinking or remembering due […] READ MORE

World Lupus Day Q&A with Selena Gomez

Q: Why is this year’s World Lupus Day so meaningful to you? A: World Lupus Day is the moment when two causes I passionately support – lupus research and mental health awareness – intersect. LRA’s Lift Up Lupus campaign raises awareness of a little-understood disease and lets those of us who live with lupus know […] READ MORE

Overcoming Lupus Stress — Pandemic and Beyond

May 10, 2021 This past year has been a time of stress for all of us, and especially for people with lupus and other chronic diseases who may already be battling loneliness, anxiety and depression. In recognition, the Lupus Research Alliance is focusing our 2021 Lupus Awareness Month activities to Lift Up Lupus. To help […] READ MORE

Community Lifts Up Lupus Warrior Tye Weitman

May 5, 2021 The story of Krysha Thayer and her fiancé Tye Weitman is one that clearly Lifts Up Lupus – the theme the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is focusing on during Lupus Awareness Month. We met the couple because Krysha is a Senior Stylist for Color Street, a company that supports the LRA.  Tye […] READ MORE

Q&A with Selena Gomez

Q: Why are you supporting the LRA’s Lift Up Lupus campaign? A: This was a tough year for all of us, and I am inspired by the sense of optimism conveyed by the LRA’s Lift Up Lupus campaign – and incredibly inspirational stories. There are many misconceptions surrounding lupus, and I hope the Lift Up […] READ MORE

LRA President Ken Farber Launches Lift Up Lupus for Awareness Month

May 1, 2021 Dear Friends, 2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19 with much sacrifice by all of us. Yet in many ways, it has also been a banner year for people with lupus. We have seen a true renaissance in research with significant breakthroughs and major new treatment advances. After a decade with only one treatment for lupus approved in half a century, we recently saw the approval of […] READ MORE

LRA-Funded Study Discovers Target to Lower Lupus Inflammation

April 28, 2021 In a new study led by Dr. Jason S. Knight and funded by the Lupus Research Alliance, researchers found a way to block inflammation by targeting a key protein, IRE1α, found in immune cells that are active in lupus, known as neutrophils. Dr. Knight’s team found that this protein could control some […] READ MORE

Recognizing Star Lupus Fundraiser Xavier Goss

April 28, 2021 Xavier Goss is one of the most effective fundraisers for the Lupus Research Alliance ManyOne Can.Walk with Us to Cure Lupus program.  Why? Because he’s friendly!  Being ready to talk to everyone, caring, and eager to help others is his secret to success. Xavier first became involved with the LRA since 2005 […] READ MORE

LRA-Funded Study Finds Lazy Enzyme that Triggers Autoimmunity

April 14, 2021 Dr. Boris Reizis and his team, working with a group of clinical rheumatologists led by Dr. Jill Buyon, have made a connection between an enzyme that prevents people’s immune systems from reacting to their own DNA and lupus activity. In a paper just published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine they report […] READ MORE

Celebrating National Siblings Day with Sisters Who Share Lupus

April 8, 2021 In honor of National Siblings Day, we’re bringing you the story of TwoBeingHealthy — two sisters and strong social media voices – Kate (30) and Em (33) – who are so close they seem almost like twins. They went to the same college, live together in Seattle, hang out with the same […] READ MORE

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