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Tag: Boris Reizis

LRA-Funded Study Finds Lazy Enzyme that Triggers Autoimmunity

April 14, 2021 Dr. Boris Reizis and his team, working with a group of clinical rheumatologists led by Dr. Jill Buyon, have made a connection between an enzyme that prevents people’s immune systems from reacting to their own DNA and lupus activity. In a paper just published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine they report […] Read More

LRA-Supported Study Discovers How Harmful Immune Cells Develop

August 17, 2020 In a new study published in the journal Immunity, Lupus Research Alliance-funded researcher Dr. Boris Reizis and his colleagues identified conditions under which immune cells called B cells begin to attack healthy genetic material (DNA). Dr. Reizis’ findings highlight the potential of drugs such as anifrolumab and BIIB-059 as potential treatments for […] Read More

LRA Researchers Star at ACR/ARP – Part 2

Last week we gave you only half the story of what scientists funded by the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) shared at 2019 ACR/ARP. So many studies were presented that we needed to bring you Part 2 to expand our coverage of the major discoveries your donations have made possible. And a Part 3 is yet […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance-Funded Researchers Present Discoveries at ACR

October 29, 2018 More than 70 researchers who have received funding from the Lupus Research Alliance contributed to the scientific dialogue on lupus at the ACR|ARHP meeting this year. Following are highlights of specific discoveries the organization has supported: Tiring Out Rogue Cells Learning from cancer research, a team of scientists led by the inaugural […] Read More
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