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Potential Treatment for Sun Damage Discovered with LRA Funding

August 16, 2018 Exposure to the sun is hard on everyone’s skin, causing cells to die. But skin cells are much more vulnerable in people with lupus.  That reaction is called photosensitivity. A team of scientists led by Theresa Lu, MD, PhD, at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York may have discovered why. […] READ MORE

Three Renowned Researchers Share Scientific Successes

August, 2018 Three outstanding presentations by researchers at the Philadelphia Lupus Research Alliance Advancing Lupus Care Through Research and Advocacy Conference are summarized here: Dr. Andrea Knight, The Hospital for Sick Children (Canada) “Lupus in Children: Effects on the Developing Brain” Dr. Knight focused on the effects of brain inflammation that occurs in at about […] READ MORE

Inflammation Trigger Discovery May Lead to New Treatment

August 2, 2018 Inflammation helps us repair injuries and defeat infections. It’s supposed to shut down once a crisis is over. In people with lupus, however, inflammation persists and can damage the joints, skin, and organs. Researchers have discovered a molecular sensor in cells known as the NLRP3 inflammasome that triggers inflammation. When the inflammasome […] READ MORE

Condolences to Family of Long-Time Donors

Posted July 23, 2018 in New York Times We at the Lupus Research Alliance extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jean Steinberg. She and her late husband Meyer “Mike” along with their entire family have been long-time supporters of our lupus cause, determined to fund the most promising research that can better treat […] READ MORE

Get Inspired!

July 17, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance New York City Lupus Research Reception featured incredible speakers whose remarks are well worth sharing: Larry Schreiber, President of Empire BlueCross BlueShield; Meggan Mackay, MD, MS, Investigator at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research; and Kenneth Farber, President & CEO, Lupus Research Alliance. The take-aways are clear – companies fund causes […] READ MORE

Take Survey to Help Advance Clinical Studies for New Lupus Treatments

July 3, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance, Antidote, and SCORR Marketing are conducting a survey to learn what people with lupus and their caregivers, or care partners, think about clinical research.  Survey participation will take about 20 minutes and your answers are confidential. By answering these questions, you can help us make clinical trials easier for people willing to participate. […] READ MORE

Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Betty Diamond

The 2018 Lupus Insight Prize was awarded on June 21, 2018 to Betty Diamond, MD, Professor & Head, Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal and Hematopoietic Diseases, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research for her groundbreaking work in lupus nephritis. Through the Lupus Insight Prize, the Lupus Research Alliance awards $100,000 in recognition of major insights and […] READ MORE

Successful Advocacy Bringing Millions in Research Dollars to Lupus

June 28, 2018 With an overwhelming majority vote of 359 to 49, the House of Representatives just passed a bill to allocate $5 million to the Defense Department’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for lupus in the 2019 budget.  This federal support of lupus research is a result of advocacy by lupus patients, organizations like […] READ MORE

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