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2017-18 Research Portfolio Summary

June 5, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance is driven by one central goal — to improve the lives of people living with the disease, today and in the long term. We believe that scientific research is the most powerful way we can achieve this goal. Further, we believe that by both pushing the limits of scientific exploration and […] Read More

2017: A Year of Great Triumph for Lupus

Nov. 28, 2017. Thanks to you, the Lupus Research Alliance continues to make game-changing gains in advancing the basic understanding of lupus … while giving hope to millions of people that a potential cure is within reach. We Invested in Innovative Research The Lupus Research Alliance gave 19 scientists the means to bring their ideas […] Read More

2018 Distinguished Innovator Awardees Named by Lupus Research Alliance

NEW YORK, NY. December 20. The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity: Nir Hacohen, PhD (right) and Vijay Kuchroo, DVM, PhD (left). Dr. Hacohen is seeking better ways to treat lupus kidney disease, the major cause of illness and […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Announces 2020 Distinguished Innovator Awards Aimed at New Lupus Treatments

NEW YORK, March 25, 2021 — The Lupus Research Alliance proudly announces two exceptional recipients of the 2020 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity: Jacques Banchereau, PhD and Ignacio Sanz, MD. Both projects funded by this grant are investigating different mechanisms altered in lupus patients that induce an autoimmune response. Their findings […] Read More

LRA-Supported Researcher Finds Similarity between COVID-19 and Lupus Flares

October 21, 2020 In a recent study published in Nature Immunology, LRA Lupus Insight Prize recipient Dr. Ignacio Sanz and colleagues found that the immune response in patients hospitalized with  severe COVID-19 was different from that in patients with mild disease, and that the immune response in severely ill COVID-19 patients was more like a lupus flare. They saw that among severely ill COVID-19 patients, some immune cells called B cells reproduced unchecked, and […] Read More

COVID-19 Update: A Message from LRA President & CEO

March 18, 2020 Dear Friends, Your well-being is the utmost priority for all of us at the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). We are consulting with top lupus clinicians and scientists in monitoring the situation posed by the spread of the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) often referred to as COVID-19, across the world and committed to doing […] 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

Lupus News Corner

BIG … BOLD … IDEAS ARE TRANSFORMING LUPUS RESEARCH—thanks to people like you! Thanks to our remarkable supporters, the Lupus Research Alliance awarded nearly $7.5 million through the following grant mechanisms in 2019: 2019 Novel Research Grants ($1,798,602) Carla Cuda, PhD The Role of Microglial Subsets in Driving Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of SLE Northwestern University – Chicago […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Announces 2019 Distinguished Innovator Awards Aimed at New Lupus Treatments

NEW YORK, October 24 — The Lupus Research Alliance proudly announces two exceptional recipients of the 2019 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity:  Fabienne Mackay, PhD, and Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD. The highly prestigious up-to-$1 million grant will allow each investigator to test promising approaches for potential new lupus treatments. Dr. Mackay […] Read More