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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

Thank You Congress for Hearing Our Lupus Advocates!

March 28, 2019 Thank you to the Congressional Lupus Caucus Co-chairs for leading, and to all the Representatives who signed on to a letter  to the House Appropriations Committee asking for increased funding to support critically important lupus research programs in FY 2020. Kudos to our advocates who urged legislators online and in person to […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

NEW YORK, NY. March 28 – Lupus Research Alliance earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Awarded for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, the Lupus Research Alliance has earned this distinction every year since its founding in 2016.   Using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has […] READ MORE

LRA Funding Helps Identify Uncontrolled Blood Pressure as Particular Risk in Lupus

New results partially funded by the Lupus Research Alliance found that people with systemic lupus erythematosus have almost double the risk for a dangerous condition, resistant hypertension (RHTN) than those without the disease. RHTN is defined as blood pressure that either remains high despite treatment with three anti-hypertensive medications or is controlled only with four […] READ MORE

Patients with Lupus Nephritis-Related Kidney Disease Are Living Longer

March 28, 2019 A new study published this March in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that deaths among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) due to lupus nephritis (LN) fell significantly — by 32% —over the past two decades. The study took into account deaths from all causes, including deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) and infection. […] READ MORE

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