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Tag: Lupus Insight Prize

Helping Overcome Lupus Effects on Mental Health

Updated March 11, 2022 Neuropsychiatric lupus affects 80-90% of people with lupus. In a video series hosted by the Young Leaders Board of the Lupus Research Alliance, Dr. Meggan Mackay explains How to know if you have neuropsychiatric lupus and offers ways to improve cognitive health.  Dr. Mackay also describes a clinical trial she is […] Read More

2018 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Betty Diamond

2018 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Betty Diamond Funds Study of Common Hypertension Drugs to Treat Lupus June 21, 2018 The Lupus Research Alliance has awarded its 2018 Lupus Insight Prize to Betty Diamond, MD, for a project to test commonly used drugs for high blood pressure as potential treatments for cognitive and emotional […] Read More

2019 Lupus Insight Prize Awarded to Ignacio Sanz, MD

Thinking outside the box” is jargon that often rings hollow—but not so when it’s used to describe the ideas generated by Ignacio Sanz, MD, world-renowned expert on autoimmunity. Dr. Sanz recently discovered that certain little-understood immune system cells are a major source of the harmful proteins that promote lupus symptoms. This breakthrough has the potential […] 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

2017 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Virginia Pascual

Funds Major Study of Lupus Biomarkers to Predict Flares The 2017 Lupus Insight Prize was awarded on June 15th to Virginia Pascual, MD for a project that shows great promise in understanding the events leading to lupus flares. Dr. Pascual was recently named Founding Director of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health […] Read More

18th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2018)

March 31, 2018 Attend the 18th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS 2018) June 20-23 in San Francisco. First held in 2001, the FOCIS Annual Meeting draws the best clinician scientists from around the world to participate in the scientific program, bringing together cutting-edge science from various disease fields related to […] 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

New Research Identifies a Key to Neuropsychiatric Lupus

August 12, 2019 A specific antibody target has been identified as causing neuropsychiatric symptoms of lupus, according to a study at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University published in the Journal of Neuroscience. These common symptoms include cognitive impairment, meaning that the person has trouble thinking, learning or remembering. Other symptoms include mood changes, seizures, headaches […] Read More