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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 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 analysis of more than 2,500 patients across the six hospitals in the Henry Ford Health System found that 13 percent […] READ MORE

Research Study Aims to Reduce Number of Antibodies That May Cause Lupus

June 24, 2020 If you or someone you know has lupus, you probably are aware that the main culprit behind the onset of disease and its symptoms are caused by the accumulation of destructive antibodies. Normally, antibodies recognize foreign invaders, pathogens like bacteria, viruses or parasites, and deem them a threat. This alerts other immune […] READ MORE

Hydroxycloroquine in COVID-19 Trial Restarted in UK

June 30, 2020 The British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has approved the restart of a global trial that will explore whether the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are able to prevent coronavirus infections. Led by Oxford University’s Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, the randomized, placebo-controlled trial will enroll around 40,000 healthcare workers and other at-risk workers […] READ MORE

Three Healthcare Organizations Issue Statement on FDA Action to End Emergency Authorization of Medications to Treat COVID-19

June 24, 2020 Joint Statement of the American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists on new FDA action to Remove Emergency Use Authorization of Medications to Treat COVID-19 The American Medical Association, American Pharmacists Association, and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists issued a statement “emphasizing that the FDA’s recent announcement to cancel the emergency […] READ MORE

Why People with Lupus Must be More Careful Amid COVID-19

June 9, 2020 This may be hard to believe–since we are currently so immersed in the current pandemic—but COVID-19 and the virus that causes it, SARS-CoV-2, are still brand new. As such, there are many things we don’t know about it yet. But one thing that has been pretty clear from the outset is that […] READ MORE

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