Lupus Research Alliance News
LRA Welcomes Positive Results with Anifrolumab for Reducing Lupus Flares

May 13, 2021 A new study analyzing data from two large clinical trials showed that the investigational therapy anifrolumab reduced flares in people with moderate to severe lupus while allowing lowered steroid use. The study was published in the professional journal Lupus by top lupus researchers, several of whom are leaders in the Lupus Clinical […] READ MORE

Celebrating Nurse Bridget on International Nurses Day

May 12, 2021 In celebration of International Nurses Day, the LRA brings you the inspiring story of Dr. Bridget A. Leonard, DNP, RN, MBA, HCM, CRRN, NEA-BC, a nurse who had to learn to care for herself and her daughter with lupus. International Nurses Day is celebrated May 12, the birthday of one of the […] READ MORE

Unvaccinated People with Lupus on Medicaid More Likely to Need Hospital Care

May 11, 2021 A new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology by researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed low rates of vaccinations among people with lupus covered by Medicaid for illnesses like flu, pneumonia, herpes that could be prevented with vaccines. Of 45,654 Medicaid beneficiaries with SLE, less than 10% had […] READ MORE

LRA Congratulates Aurinia on Published Results with FDA-Approved Lupkynis™

May 10, 2021 The highly prestigious medical journal The Lancet published the results of Aurinia’s Phase 3 AURORA 1 study testing Lupkynis™ (voclosporin) in adults with lupus nephritis. Lupkynis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on these data. The AURORA 1 study results showed that Lupkynis in combination with the commonly used […] READ MORE

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

Helping Overcome Lupus Effects on Mental Health

May 10, 2021 Neuropsychiatric lupus affects 80-90% of people with lupus. In a video series hosted by the Young Leaders Board of the Lupus Research Alliance, Dr. Meggan Mackay explains How to know if you have neuropsychiatric lupus and offers ways to improve cognitive health.  Dr. Mackay also describes her clinical trial that the LRA […] 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

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