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Consumer Reports Names LRA Among Best for Giving

November 27, 2018 Lupus Research Alliance was named by Consumer Reports as one of the best five health organizations to donate to in 2018. This blue-chip recognition is based on ratings by independent watchdog groups like BBB Wise Giving Alliance and CharityWatch. “Choosing charities by name alone is a mistake some donors make, and their money sometimes ends up […] READ MORE

Empire State Building Lights Purple and Red for Lupus

November 19, 2018 The iconic Empire State Building lit up purple and red tonight in honor of the Lupus Research Alliance 2018 Breaking Through Gala.  The larger-than-life tribute highlights the need for lupus research to develop new treatments and ultimately a cure for the millions worldwide living with this devastating disease. READ MORE

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

November 15, 2018 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 to attain a better picture of […] 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

November 7, 2018 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 […] 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

October 30, 2018 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 […] READ MORE

Promising Results from AMP

October 30, 2018 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, […] READ MORE

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