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New Research Reveals How Mononucleosis Virus Could Promote Lupus

April 18, 2018 A new study by Lupus Research Alliance-funded researcher Dr. Matthew Weirauch of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio and colleagues might explain how a common virus that causes mononucleosis also boosts the risk for lupus. The virus may be turning on human genes that promote the illness. The scientists, including […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Announces Nine Promising Novel Research Grant Awards

April 11, 2018 Nine Outstanding Investigators Receive Funding for Innovative Research on Lupus Causes, Pathways, and New Treatment Development Today, the Lupus Research Alliance announced nine new Novel Research Grants to support paradigm-changing lupus research. To conquer the complexity of lupus, the Novel Research Grants explore lupus from many perspectives, testing new theories about what […] READ MORE

Approved Immunosuppressant May Offer a Novel Lupus Treatment Option

April 5, 2018 A new clinical study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet found that sirolimus, a drug currently FDA approved to prevent organ transplant rejection, may offer a safe and effective treatment for lupus. In an accompanying editorial, Lupus Research Alliance Scientific Advisory Board Co-Chair Mary Crow, MD notes that in addition […] READ MORE

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Phenom Lux – Stand Out and Help Out

March 29, 2018 Selena Gomez’s first design collaboration with PUMA, is the highly anticipated Phenom Lux—a shoe that is made to stand out and help out. Designed for training, but styled for slaying, Phenom Lux allows women not only to perform, but also take action. For this important first design collaboration between Selena and PUMA, […] READ MORE

Ablynx Announces Topline Results from the Phase II Study of Vobarilizumab in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Source: Ablynx Press Release 3.26.18 Ablynx today announced that the Phase II dose-ranging study of vobarilizumab, the Company’s anti-IL-6R Nanobody®, did not meet the primary endpoint of dose response based on the modified BILAG-based combined lupus assessment (mBICLA) at Week 24. The primary endpoint of the study was the percentage of subjects who achieved a response […] READ MORE

2018 Omnibus Budget Passed March 23 Grants Lupus Advocates’ Requests

March 23, 2018 The Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018 that passed today includes key provisions the Lupus Research Alliance and lupus advocates have worked for all year. Lupus advocates, participating just days before for our annual March Capitol Hill Day, had requested program funding for 2019 and had asked legislators to also finish […] READ MORE

Our Funded Scientists Find Potential Target to Treat Kidney Disease

March 21, 2018   Lupus Research Alliance-Funded Scientists Find Potential Target to Treat Kidney Disease Novel research initially funded by the Lupus Research Alliance through a grant to Hospital for Special Surgery scientists significantly advanced understanding of kidney damage in lupus. As reported by Hospital for Special Surgery: A protein that helps regulate the body’s […] READ MORE

Advocate for Lupus – Contact Your Legislators

        Advocate for Lupus – Contact Your Legislators! March 21, 2018 The color purple and the word lupus filled the halls of the U.S. Capitol yesterday as over 90 determined advocates visited nearly 100 representatives, senators and staff to share why we need their support for lupus research. And we thank the […] READ MORE

Thank You 2018 Half-Marathon Team Life Without Lupus

        Thank You 2018 Half-Marathon Team – Life Without Lupus! March 19, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance Team Life Without Lupus made a run for it this weekend at the United Airlines NYC Half! Over the past nine years, Team Life Without Lupus has raised over $1 million! We thank this determined […] READ MORE

The Lupus Research Alliance Has a Spot for YOU!

        The Lupus Research Alliance Has Spots in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon! Run for Life Without Lupus Sunday, November 4, 2018 Apply online today! Details and application Here Runners who commit to fundraising a minimum of $3,000 receive: Guaranteed spot on Team Life Without Lupus Training program Social events […] READ MORE

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