Updates and Events
Virtual Advocate for Lupus

        Join Us on the Hill March 20 as a Virtual Advocate for Lupus! Congress will be seeing purple next week when advocates representing the Lupus Research Alliance visit them Tuesday March 20 to convey why we need more funds for lupus research. We are proud to continue our March Hill Day […] READ MORE

Bacteria Could be to Blame for Autoimmune Attacks

        Bacteria Could be to Blame for Autoimmune Attacks March 12, 2018 Innovative novel research, co-funded by the Lupus Research Alliance, has produced a significant discovery about the role of bacteria and points to the potential for a vaccine or treatment that might prevent an autoimmune attack by suppressing specific bacteria. Led […] READ MORE

Lupus: Patient Voices Report Released Today

Lupus: Patient Voices Report Released Today We are pleased to announce the release of Lupus: Patient Voices, a comprehensive report based on input from the Externally-led Lupus Patient-Focused Drug Development (PFDD) Meeting and pre-meeting survey conducted last fall. This report includes data and personal accounts from people with lupus on symptoms, daily disease impacts, current […] READ MORE

Lupus Industry Council Study Finds Inconsistency of ANA Tests

Lupus Industry Council Study Finds Inconsistency of ANA Tests A new study funded by the Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Industry Council shows that not all individuals who have been diagnosed with lupus remain positive for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) despite the long-held scientific belief to the contrary. Importantly, this study also reveals that whether a person […] READ MORE

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

NIH program to accelerate therapies for arthritis, lupus releases first datasets Collaborative effort provides important clues about potential research targets NEW YORK, NY. Feb. 21, 2018.  Datasets characterizing individual cells in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus disease tissue from the Accelerating Medicines Partnership for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (AMP RA/SLE) Phase I […] READ MORE

2018 TCS New York City Marathon

        The Lupus Research Alliance has spots in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon! Run for life without lupus Sunday November 4th, 2018 APPLICATION LINK! Application HERE RUNNER AGREEMENT LINK Runner Agreement Here As the only lupus organization ever to host a team in the world’s most famous marathon, our Team […] READ MORE

Celebrate Black History Month!

Celebrate Black History Month! What better time to recognize the contribution of someone who is working to help the lupus community, and particularly concerned with overcoming disparities in care most striking among African Americans. As a 2017 Novel Research Grant recipient, Andrea Knight, MD, MSCE of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is leading a clinical study […] READ MORE

Exagen Diagnostics Collaborates with GSK

Jan. 25, 2018. GSK and Exagen Diagnostics announced their collaboration that aims to make it easier for doctors to diagnose lupus. “GSK will raise awareness of Exagen’s AVISE diagnostic and monitoring tests, which have been shown to help diagnose and monitor SLE, to a select group of healthcare professionals.” READ MORE

Lady Gaga Teased Her New Music Video

Jan. 25, 2018. To honor her late aunt’s memory, Lady Gaga gave a sneak peak of a new song “Joanne” from her Grammy-nominated album of the same name. The song celebrates her aunt Joanne Stefani Germanotta, who died of lupus at just 19. She announced that a donation is being made to the organization in […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Announces New Grants For Translational Research

        Lupus Research Alliance Announces New Grants for Translational Research Seven Outstanding Investigators Chosen for Prestigious Lupus Research Grants Jan. 10, 2018. The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to announce the recipients of its Target Identification in Lupus (TIL) grants designed to move research discoveries quickly from the laboratory to the patient’s […] READ MORE

4th Annual Rally Serves Lupus Research

            4th Annual Rally Serves Lupus Research Lupus Research Alliance Board member Nadeem Meghji, with event Co-Chair Donald Provost and committee members Shannon Ching, Rachel Doyon, Andrea Drasites, and David O’Neill — again created a fun and interactive ping pong fundraising event at SPiN New York. Rally Against Lupus is […] READ MORE

Lupus Multi-Cultural Engagement Partnership

  The Lupus Research Alliance and the National Minority Quality Forum Announce Lupus Multi-Cultural Engagement Partnership NEW YORK, December 19, 2017 — The Lupus Research Alliance and the National Minority Quality Forum launched the Lupus Multi-Cultural Engagement Partnership at the recent inaugural meeting in New York City which was attended by 30 national experts and key […] READ MORE

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