Lupus Research Alliance News
Lupus Research Alliance Advocates Win Big with 2019 Federal Funding

NEW YORK, NY. Sept. 28 – Congratulations go out to the Lupus Research Alliance advocates! The 2019 spending bill was signed into law today, granting the two requests Lupus Research Alliance advocates made to legislators on “Capitol Hill Day” in March 2018. Approved by Congress earlier in the week, the bill provides $5 million for […] READ MORE

Good News from Aurinia Pharmaceuticals for Lupus Nephritis

September 25, 2018 Congratulations to Aurinia Pharmaceuticals for completing patient enrollment in the AURORA Phase 3 clinical trial ahead of schedule.  The company reported in a press release issued today that due to high patient demand, the target number of patients was surpassed with 358 lupus nephritis (LN) patients enrolled in sites across 27 countries. […] READ MORE

Better Survival Rates from Severe Lupus Nephritis

September 20, 2018 Significantly more people are surviving end-stage renal (kidney) disease caused by lupus nephritis according to a long-term analysis published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. The analysis of the national registry of 20,974 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) during the years 1995 through  2014 found that mortality rates significantly declined.  In addition, among […] READ MORE

Well on Our Way to Advocacy Victory for Lupus!

September 14, 2018 Congratulations are in order for lupus advocacy!  The two budget requests Lupus Research Alliance advocates worked so hard for to fund lupus research were included in the budget appropriations bill released last night by Congress. Last week, the Lupus Research Alliance wrote to the legislators working on final language to request that […] READ MORE

Data Finds Smoking Raises, Drinking Can Decrease Lupus Risk

Data from a long-term Black Women’s Health Study of 59,000 Black women found that cigarette smoking raised the risk for lupus, but not significantly compared with those who had never smoked.  In contrast, the incidence of lupus was significantly lower among Black women who drank moderately which was defined as greater or equal to four […] READ MORE

Our Grantees Lead Investigation of Microbiome in Lupus

Sept. 5, 2018 Our microbiome includes all of the trillions of microorganisms that live in and on us. A recent review article about key discoveries on the role of the microbiome in lupus includes two researchers funded by the Lupus Research Alliance who may have discovered how some of these microbial passengers promote lupus by […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance: Disappointed but Undaunted by Anifrolumab Results

September 4, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance is disappointed with the results announced by AstraZeneca and MedImmune of the clinical trial testing the investigational drug anifrolumab for moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).  However, the knowledge gained from further analyzing these data will be invaluable in fully understanding the effects of anifrolumab and designing […] READ MORE

New York Jets Tackle Lupus at 2018 Kickoff Luncheon!

August 28, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance was proud to take part in the NY Jets 2018 KickOff Luncheon that launched the upcoming season while gaining awareness for the worthwhile causes supported by the team. With the help of nearly 800 generous supporters, the luncheon raised over $750,000 to benefit the Lupus Research Alliance along […] READ MORE

Hearst Foundations Awards Grant to Lupus Research Alliance

August 22, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to once again be awarded the Health Grant from the Hearst Foundations. In the amount of $150,000, the highly sought Health Grant will help support two promising investigators relatively new to lupus who were recently awarded our Novel Research Grants, Drs. Andrea Knight and Vipin Kumar. […] READ MORE

Hard Advocacy Work Pays Off for Lupus!

August 24, 2018 The U.S. Senate voted 85 to 7 to approve the $2 billion budget increase Lupus Research Alliance advocates requested for medical research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This increase of 5.4 percent would bring the budget for the NIH up to $39,084,000,000. Per today’s vote, the Labor, Health and […] READ MORE

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