Lupus Research Alliance News
Aurinia Moves Voclosporin Closer to FDA Approval for Lupus Nephritis

March 16, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to share an announcement from Aurinia Pharmaceuticals that moves its potential treatment for lupus nephritis, voclosporin, one step closer to approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The Company announced in a press release March 16 that it has started a Rolling Submission of […] READ MORE

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: What You Should Know

Updated April 3, 2020 The first priority of the Lupus Research Alliance is the health of our lupus community.  We have been consulting with health care authorities and monitoring the situation created by the spread of COVID-19. Please note that every lupus patient is different. If you have specific questions about your condition and/or any […] READ MORE

It’s Not Too Late to Advocate for Lupus Research!

March, 2020 Congress will be working on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for weeks to come, so you can still make your voice heard for lupus research.  If you haven’t already, please go online TODAY and use the automated tools of our Legislative Action Center to tell legislators what lupus research means to their constituents […] READ MORE

Common Lupus Medication May Protect Against Type 2 Diabetes

March 9, 2020 A newly published study showed that antimalarial medications, a common form of treatment for lupus, may help prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), which can be a complication of the disease and a side effect of medications like glucocorticosteroids. Researchers reviewed health databases in British Columbia Canada to study the incidence of […] READ MORE

Living in a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Lowers Follow-up Care

March 4, 2020 A new study showed that living in a disadvantaged neighborhood predicts poor retention (follow-up) care for people with lupus.  Retention was defined specifically has having two out-patient doctor visits or lab tests such as measuring complement levels. Researchers looked at the records of 397 patients with lupus in terms of age, sex, […] READ MORE

Coronavirus Disease Info for People with Lupus

Updated March 11, 2020 On behalf of our lupus community, the Lupus Research Alliance is following closely reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the country’s health protection agency, about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 called COVID-19. People with lupus are predisposed (at greater risk) to infections because of both their disease […] READ MORE

la Alianza para la investigación de Lupus (Lupus Research Alliance) está siguiendo de cerca los informes de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de los Estados Unidos(CDC) sobre la enfermedad de COVID-19

Poner al día 11 Marzo de 2020 En nombre de nuestra comunidad de lupus, la Alianza para la investigación de Lupus (Lupus Research Alliance) está siguiendo de cerca los informes de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de los Estados Unidos (CDC), la agencia de protección de la salud del país, […] READ MORE

New LRA-Supported Study Provides Clue to Potential New Treatment Target

February 27, 2020 A new study supported by the Lupus Research Alliance discovered that molecules called type II interferons can trigger the immune system to over-produce the B cells that cause lupus inflammation. Type I interferons have already been shown to be very important in lupus which has led to exciting new drugs like anifrolumab […] READ MORE

Why People with Lupus Get Tell-Tale Rashes

February 27, 2020 A study led by Lupus Research Alliance grantee Dr. J. Michelle Kahlenberg of the University of Michigan has revealed one reason why people with lupus tend to get rashes. Dr. Kahlenberg and her team found that certain immune system molecules produced by people with lupus help bacteria gain a foothold on the […] READ MORE

LRA Addressing Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Groups

February 20, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) works hard, often in concert with organizations like the National Minority Quality Forum to alleviate disparities in healthcare among groups at particular risk for lupus, including African-Americans as the group hardest hit by the disease.  Several programs educate healthcare providers, patients and the public to better recognize […] READ MORE

Think with Your Heart This Valentine’s Day! Leave a Priceless Legacy

NEW YORK, NY. Feb. 14. In recognition of National Organ Donor Day, the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is launching a new campaign to encourage people with lupus to think with their hearts to help scientists solve how and why lupus can impact the brain. To address brain-related issues, the LRA has partnered with the Harvard […] READ MORE

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