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Tag: lupus research alliance

LRA is Unraveling Lupus Heterogeneity to Turn Complexity to Cure

July 22, 2021 Why is lupus so tough to treat? Why is it so difficult to test possible new treatments in a clinical trial? Why are so many people needed for a clinical trial to prove effectiveness? And how does LRA intend to Turn Lupus Complexity to Cure? The answers lie at the core of […] Read More

Promising New Lupus Treatments Highlighted ACR Annual Meeting

Results of clinical trials testing potential lupus treatments were highlighted at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting ACR Convergence 2020. These studies include phase I trials, which test for side effects and a safe dosage; larger phase II trials, which test for effectiveness and further gauge safety; and large phase III trials, which confirm […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Announces Seven Recipients of the 2020 Lupus Innovation Award

NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2020. The Lupus Research Alliance proudly announced today the 2020 Lupus Innovation Award recipients. These seven projects represent a wide breadth of scientific exploration in lupus, probing the development and progression of lupus while pointing to potential treatment approaches. The Lupus Innovation Award offers up to $150,000/year total costs for […] Read More

New COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance and Planned Research

Important news for people with lupus as COVID-19 vaccines are on everyone’s minds.  The foremost authority in rheumatologic diseases, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) recently issued the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance. Developed by a panel of rheumatologists, specialists in infectious disease and public health experts, the Guidance aims to help healthcare providers make decisions with their […] Read More

LRA Writes President Supporting Dr. Janet Woodcock for FDA Commissioner

March 31, 2021 As part of the LRA’s mission to accelerate development and availability of much-needed new diagnostics and treatments for lupus, the organization’s President and CEO, Mr. Kenneth M. Farber, submitted a letter to President Joseph Biden to express LRA’s strong support for Dr. Janet Woodcock to be nominated for Commissioner of the U.S. […] Read More

Lupus Clinical Trials Redefined: You Make the Difference

Lupus Clinical Trials Redefined: You Make the Difference Lupus Clinical Trials Virtual Fair October 17, 2020 10:00 am to 1:00 pm ET Register Here Lupus clinical trials are still underway despite COVID-19. Making the process safer and easier for patients has never been more important. What is a clinical trial exactly? Why should I get involved […] Read More

LRA Proudly Congratulates Dr. Lindsey Criswell on NIAMS Appointment

August 13, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance is proud to congratulate one of our funded researchers, Lindsey A. Criswell, MD, MPH, DSc, on her new appointment as Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Currently Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Criswell has […] Read More

LRA Launches Largest-Ever Team Grants to Unravel Lupus Complexity

February 6, 2020 The complexity of lupus has been a challenge for decades, but advances in human immunology, technology, and computation offer a new and unique opportunity to speed up major advances.  The time is right to bring personalized medicine to lupus treatment. And going into 2020, the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is seizing that […] 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