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Tag: Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award

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

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

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

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

Bold Initiatives … Tremendous Strides Breaking Through on Lupus Research

In 2018 the Lupus Research Alliance has taken daring chances, pursued bold initiatives, and made tremendous strides! We truly are breaking through on many pioneering fronts of lupus research — thanks to the unwavering generosity of donors at all levels of support. Throughout the year, the brilliant scientists we brought to the table ushered in […] Read More
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