Lupus Research Alliance News
Depression is a Risk-factor for Lupus, Study Shows

April 18, 2019 A 20-year study of women with lupus has found strong evidence that depression increases a person’s risk of developing lupus. That insight casts doubt on the generally accepted belief that depression is simply a by-product of having lupus. If depression is the chicken and lupus is the egg, the researchers found that […] READ MORE

Exercise for People with Lupus*

April 18, 2019 According to Henry Ford, “Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it.” Just the opposite says Clinical Specialist Exercise Physiologist Heather Milton, MS, RCEP, CSCS at NYU Langone Medical Center Sports Performance Center. Presenting at the Lupus Lifestyle Series sponsored […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Program Announces 12 New Awardees

April 12, 2019 We are pleased to share that 12 new research grants were just awarded by the Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense! The $5 million allocated by Congress will continue to support promising research to help improve lupus treatment. The response from researchers to this grant opportunity was tremendous — […] READ MORE

The Patients’ Voice Heard at LUPUS 2019

April 11, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to report on an inspirational talk our fellow colleague and good friend Kathleen Arntsen, President & CEO of Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. (LADA) gave at the recent 13th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Called LUPUS 2019, the meeting was an opportunity for researchers, […] READ MORE

Updates in Lupus Clinical Research from the LUPUS 2019 Meeting

April 11, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to share the results from four clinical trials presented at LUPUS 2019.  These studies continue to push our way forward toward new and improved treatments to help the lupus community. There’s a Silver Lining in New Belimumab Results Jim Oates, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, […] READ MORE

New Treatment Approaches Supported by LRA Were Highlighted at LUPUS 2019

April 11, 2019 The bacteria that cause urinary tract infections may trigger lupus flares, a former Alzheimer’s disease therapy has shown promising results in research models—these are just some of the findings presented by Lupus Research Alliance-funded scientists at the 13th International Congress on Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (LUPUS 2019), held in San Francisco. Here are […] READ MORE

New Guidelines for Lupus Treatment From EULAR

April 10, 2019 New recommendations for treating systemic lupus erythematosus were just issued by EULAR – the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases . A group of researchers from 29 medical centers across Europe reviewed all the current literature on lupus treatment to formulate questions, elicit expert opinions […] READ MORE

Forum for Discovery

April, 2019 In November, top-flight research scientists, pharmaceutical industry representatives, and advocates met in New York City to take part in the Forum for Discovery on November 28th – 30th, 2018. This annual scientific conference is orchestrated by the Lupus Research Alliance. More than 20 Lupus Research Alliance-funded investigators described their latest research in detail, […] READ MORE

Seeing Our Research Through a Fresh Lens With Dr. Gary Koretzky

April, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to welcome renowned expert in rheumatology and immunology, Gary Koretzky, MD, PhD, as co-chair of our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). He will co-chair the SAB with the distinguished Dr. Mary “Peggy” Crow. Dr. Crow is Physician-in-Chief and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Hospital for Special […] READ MORE

A Promising New Therapy

April, 2019 As our name implies, the Lupus Research Alliance aims to forge partnerships and bring other players  to the table to better understand and treat lupus — and our latest venture holds the promise of a new therapy. We — and our affiliate, Lupus Therapeutics — are about to collaborate with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company […] READ MORE

Taking Scientific Discovery: From Lab Bench to You

April, 2019 Making new and efficacious lupus therapies available to patients has long been a major focus of the Lupus Research Alliance, and today we’ve taken an important step toward that aim. Based on a breakthrough discovery made by Betty Diamond, MD of Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Meggan Mackay, MD, MS, also at Feinstein, will […] READ MORE

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