Lupus Research Alliance News
LRA-Funded Researcher Finds New Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis

August 7, 2019 Dr. Chandra Mohan discovered that blood clotting proteins are higher in the urine of people with lupus nephritis, announced University of Houston. His work showed that both proteins that promote clotting and those that work to dissolve them are involved.  He began examining these proteins because people with lupus and lupus nephritis […] READ MORE

PALS Clinical Trial Program Opens at Five Universities

August 8, 2019 In five pilot cities, people with lupus who are thinking about taking part in a clinical trial can now join LRA’s Patient Advocates for Lupus Studies (PALS) program created by our affiliate Lupus Therapeutics. The program will pair adults with lupus interested in learning about clinical trials with a peer or “PAL” who […] READ MORE

New Study Results Show PROMIS Survey Measures Lupus Experience

August 5, 2019 A new study conducted at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) showed that the PROMIS® (Patient-Related Outcomes Measurement Information System) health survey can be used to measure and monitor patients’ experience of lupus that are not captured by standard questionnaires. Researchers gave 223 people with lupus who get their outpatient care at HSS […] READ MORE

LRA-Funded Discovery May Benefit Alzheimer’s Disease

August 1, 2019 A new study by LRA Distinguished Innovator Award recipient Dr. Douglas Green of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, and colleagues may have uncovered a new way to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The research, highlighted recently in Forbes magazine and published in the journal Cell, identified one of the brain’s mechanisms […] READ MORE

LRA Partners with Celgene on Cutting-Edge Research Projects

August 1, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), the largest private funder of lupus research in the world, is very pleased to announce a unique new partnership with Celgene Corporation that provides $3,000,000 for bold cutting-edge research projects.  This opportunity will focus on understanding the underlying mechanisms of disease, addressing lupus heterogeneity — how much […] READ MORE

New Trial of Promising Lupus Treatment RSLV-132 Has Finished Enrolling Patients

July 30, 2019 Resolve Therapeutics announced that it has enrolled enough patients to conduct a Phase 2a study of a potential treatment for lupus, RSLV-132.  Grant support from the Lupus Research Alliance to Dr. Keith Elkon of the University of Washington supported the early work that led to the creation of the molecule RSLV-132. In lupus, […] READ MORE

New Biomarker Research Fast-Tracked

July 30, 2019 Progentec Diagnostics announced it has been awarded a Fast-Track Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for new biomarker research. The grant has the potential to provide $1.7 million in resources supporting clinical research to see how well lab tests based on biomarkers in the blood […] READ MORE

Fatigue an Issue in Skin Lupus

July 18, 2019 A new study published in The British Journal of Dermatology provides evidence that fatigue is a key symptom, not only of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but also of skin lupus (cutaneous lupus) as well as other autoimmune diseases affecting the skin. Led by an LRA-funded researcher Victoria Werth, MD, the study team […] READ MORE

Dr. Daniel Wallace Appointed to Lupus Therapeutics Board

New York, NY, July 18, 2019 — The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) affiliate Lupus Therapeutics is pleased to announce that Daniel Wallace, MD joins as a new member of its Board of Directors.  Including lupus patients, family members and scientists, this governing body provides strategic insight and financial oversight to help the organization achieve its mission – […] READ MORE

More Women with Lupus Having Families

July 12, 2019 In years past, doctors had advised most women with lupus to avoid getting pregnant because of the high risk for both mother and fetus.  A newly published study in Annals of Internal Medicine by Dr. Bella Mehta shows that more women with lupus are having successful pregnancies, while the accompanying editorial by […] READ MORE

LRA-Funded Researchers Present Cutting-Edge Science at FOCIS

July 11, 2019 The annual meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) is the key forum for translational immunology. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is proud to co-sponsor this meeting, which allows researchers and clinicians to share knowledge across disease borders and to chart the path to the next major breakthroughs in disease […] READ MORE

Top Research Needs to Help Kids with Lupus

July 5, 2019 A study published last week in Pediatric Rheumatology identified the top priorities for research into lupus in children. The survey asked pediatric rheumatologists, dermatologists and nephrologists with expertise in lupus to categorize areas of research into high, medium or low priority.  The survey was given to pediatric rheumatologists, dermatologists and nephrologists with […] READ MORE

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