Lupus Research Alliance News
Bacteria Could be to Blame for Autoimmune Attacks

March 12, 2018 Innovative novel research, co-funded by the Lupus Research Alliance, has produced a significant discovery about the role of bacteria and points to the potential for a vaccine or treatment that might prevent an autoimmune attack by suppressing specific bacteria. Led by Dr. Martin Kriegel at Yale University, the study was published today […] READ MORE

Lupus: Patient Voices Report Released Today

March 7, 2018 Lupus: Patient Voices Report Released Today We are pleased to announce the release of Lupus: Patient Voices, a comprehensive report based on input from the Externally-led Lupus Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) Meeting and pre-meeting survey conducted last fall. This report includes data and personal accounts from people with lupus on symptoms, daily […] READ MORE

Lupus Industry Council Study Finds Inconsistency of ANA Tests

Lupus Industry Council Study Finds Inconsistency of ANA Tests A new study funded by the Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Industry Council shows that not all individuals who have been diagnosed with lupus remain positive for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) despite the long-held scientific belief to the contrary. Importantly, this study also reveals that whether a person […] READ MORE

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

February 21, 2018 Source: Press Release, National Institutes of Health NIH program to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus releases first datasets Collaborative effort provides important clues about potential research targets NEW YORK, NY. Feb. 21, 2018.  Datasets characterizing individual cells in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus disease tissue from the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for […] READ MORE

Celebrate Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History Month! What better time to recognize the contribution of someone who is working to help the lupus community, and particularly concerned with overcoming disparities in care most striking among African Americans. As a 2017 Novel Research Grant recipient, Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is leading a clinical study […] READ MORE

Exagen Diagnostics Collaborates with GSK

Jan. 25, 2018 Source: Press release, Exagen Diagnostics GSK and Exagen Diagnostics announced their collaboration that aims to make it easier for doctors to diagnose lupus. “GSK will raise awareness of Exagen’s AVISE diagnostic and monitoring tests, which have been shown to help diagnose and monitor SLE, to a select group of healthcare professionals.” READ MORE

Lady Gaga Teased Her New Music Video

Jan. 25, 2018 To honor her late aunt’s memory, Lady Gaga gave a sneak peak of a new song “Joanne” from her Grammy-nominated album of the same name. The song celebrates her aunt Joanne Stefani Germanotta, who died of lupus at just 19. Lady Gaga announced that a donation is being made to the Lupus […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Announces New Grants For Translational Research

Jan. 10, 2018 Lupus Research Alliance Announces New Grants for Translational Research Seven Outstanding Investigators Chosen for Prestigious Lupus Research Grants The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to announce the recipients of its Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grants designed to move research discoveries quickly from the laboratory to the patient’s bedside. Seven outstanding scientists […] READ MORE

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Consumer Reports Rates Lupus Research Alliance Among Top Five Health Charities

Consumer Reports Rates Lupus Research Alliance Among Top Five Health Charities Dec. 11, 2017. Lupus Research Alliance was recommended by Consumer Reports as one of the best five health organizations to donate to in 2017. For 80 years, Consumer Reports has provided “evidence-based product testing and ratings, rigorous research, hard-hitting investigative journalism, public education, and […] READ MORE

2017: A Year of Great Triumph for Lupus

Nov. 28, 2017. Thanks to you, the Lupus Research Alliance continues to make game-changing gains in advancing the basic understanding of lupus … while giving hope to millions of people that a potential cure is within reach. We Invested in Innovative Research The Lupus Research Alliance gave 19 scientists the means to bring their ideas […] READ MORE

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Selena Gomez Opens Up About Lupus at the 2017 Lupus Research Alliance Gala

Nov. 21, 2017. On Sunday night, after delivering a performance at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Selena Gomez hopped on a red-eye to New York in advance of Monday’s Lupus Research Alliance’s Breaking Through Lupus Gala—an event for which she also served as honorary gala cochair. “I love what I do, but at […] READ MORE

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