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Tag: Dr. Martin Kriegel

The LRA Leads Exploration into the Microbiome in Lupus

January 30, 2020 Why does the immune system turn on itself to attack the body it’s supposed to protect?  That question has many possible answers – and one may be the microbiome – the trillions of bacteria living inside our bodies that, in people with lupus, may trigger autoimmune attacks. An article in this week’s […] Read More

Illuminating the Microbiome’s Role in Lupus

May 15, 2019 One of the biggest questions in lupus is why the immune system tries to destroy patients’ own tissues. But in the last few years, researchers have learned that certain microbes living inside our bodies may trigger these attacks. Scientists supported by the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) have made many of the key […] Read More

Gut Bacteria May Cause Antiphospholipid Syndrome, LRA-Funded Study Shows

June 18, 2019 A common type of bacteria living in the gut may spark a common lupus complication called antiphospholipid syndrome, a study partly funded by the Lupus Research Alliance shows. Antiphospholipid syndrome can lead to blood clots and miscarriages.  Led by Dr. Martin Alexander Kriegel of Yale School of Medicine, the research may also […] Read More

LRA Grantee Publishes Study on Diet in Lupus

December 22, 2018 Dr. Martin Kriegel and his colleagues at Yale University just published in Cell Host & Microbe an animal study partly funded by the Lupus Research Alliance that showed how diet may affect lupus. In this study, the team identified a specific bacteria, Lactobacillus reuteri, that was responsible for triggering an autoimmune response.  […] Read More