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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

Wichita Walk with Us to Cure Lupus

The 2020 Wichita Walk with Us to Cure Lupus presented by GSK is the Lupus Research Alliance’s national fundraising program. The Lupus Research Alliance is the largest private sector organization dedicated to advancing lupus research. Walk distance is approximately 5k (3.1 miles) Contact Joanna Zelkowska at lupuswalkwichita@lupusresearch.org or at 646-884-6014. Register Now ►   READ MORE

LRA Launches Largest-Ever Team Grants to Unravel Lupus Complexity

February 6, 2020 The complexity of lupus has been a challenge for decades, but advances in human immunology, technology, and computation offer a new and unique opportunity to speed up major advances.  The time is right to bring personalized medicine to lupus treatment. And going into 2020, the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is seizing that […] READ MORE

Exercise Improves Ability to Function for People with Lupus Shows Study

January 31, 2020 A new study published in Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases showed that exercising the upper extremities – shoulder, arm, wrist and hands – improved ability to do daily tasks. Researchers in Greece conducted a 24-week randomized study of people with lupus who have problems with these areas. To test the effects of exercise, […] READ MORE

2020 Willie Colon Golf Outing

Monday, September 21, 2020 – The Willie Colon Golf Outing benefiting the Lupus Research Alliance Jean Davis Research Grant looks to once again raise thousands of dollars in crucial funds for lupus research programs — while increasing awareness of the disease. Held at the Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, NJ, the Outing is the […] READ MORE

LRA-Funded Scientist Finds Way to Stop T Cells from Running Amok

January 30, 2020 T cells are immune cells that play an important role in fighting pathogens like viruses and bacteria, but some T cells can trigger damage in lupus if not properly controlled. VISTA, a protein on the surface of T cells, can keep the T cells from causing harm by keeping them dormant unless […] READ MORE

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