Lupus Research Alliance News
New Data Showed Safety and Effectiveness of Benlysta for Kids

July 27, 2020 A new international study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases showed that belimumab (Benlysta) was safe and effective when given intravenously to children. In this Phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded study, 93 patients 5-17 years of age received standard therapy plus either placebo or belimumab. As measured by commonly used tools, […] READ MORE

Help Kick Off the ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus

July 30, 2020 Click here to view the replay of our recent  Kickoff to the 2020 ManyOne Can Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK.  Hosted by Lupus Research Alliance’s President Ken Farber, this FUNd-raising Zoom webcast featured seasoned Walk Captains who gave lots of great ideas for team building and FUNdraising, in […] READ MORE

Advocating for Others with Lupus And Raising Critical Funds for Research

Enthusiastic … charming … exuberant-these are qualities Lauren Maley has in spades-so much so that you might not easily grasp the extent to which lupus has impacted her young life. Officially she has been coping with lupus for the past five years-but in reality, it has been much longer. A false-negative lupus test resulted in […] READ MORE

Being Smart About Research

When it comes to solving the mysteries of lupus, we must explore all potential avenues of discovery—including the brain. This is why the LRA is funding important research and a clinical trial to address neuropsychiatric lupus—the wide range of symptoms involving the brain that can vary from “brain fog” to stroke to psychosis. We’re also […] READ MORE

Lupus News Corner

Lupus Awareness Month Although this past May—Lupus Awareness Month—wasn’t quite like others, the LRA has initiated efforts for people with lupus to connect. To help our community cope with the effects of COVID-19 in May and beyond, the LRA has unveiled a series of enlighteningly educational videos hosted by Shayla Shorter, PhD. The Learning from […] READ MORE

A 1-2 Punch Approach To Treating Lupus

The challenge of finding more effective treatments for lupus-according to Dr. Fabienne Mackay, PhD-lies in the nature of the disease itself. “Lupus is not one disease, but rather a set of syndromes in which no one treatment will work for all,” she explains. With the objective to develop treatments that target the underlying disease pathways […] READ MORE

Making Rapid Discoveries Through a Powerful Partnership

  In August of 2019, the LRA had the great fortune to form a unique new partnership with Bristol Myers Squibb (formerly Celgene Corporation) -in the creation of the LRA BMS Accelerator Awards. The aim: Fast-track bold cutting-edge research projects. To get this initiative off the ground and running, the Celgene Corporation made an extraordinarily […] READ MORE

Join ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Sept. 12!

July 2, 2020   Saturday, September 12th, 2020 12:00 – 2:00 PM, EDT Register Now ►   The Lupus Research Alliance is excited to announce the reimagination of our ManyOne Can. Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK. This celebratory Walk experience will unite the entire lupus community as never before – behind one goal, on […] READ MORE

New Study Found Hydroxychloroquine Lowered COVID-19 Deaths

July 6, 2020 – NOTE, since this study was reported, other evidence as shown no benefit for hydroxychloroquine in treating or preventing COVID-19. A study published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases by Henry Ford Health System found that treatment with hydroxychloroquine significantly lowered the rate of deaths among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. The […] READ MORE

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