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Tag: lupus research alliance

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

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

2019: A Year of Tremendous Growth

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) boldly pursued breakthroughs on the many fronts of lupus research in 2019—allowing the organization to fast-track avenues for new treatment options, including those orchestrated through our own clinical trials network. Throughout the year, the many brilliant scientists who received LRA funding brought new ideas to the table, ushering in discovery […] Read More

Positive Study Results in Potential Treatment for Cutaneous and Systemic Lupus

December 3, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is pleased to share positive results reported by Biogen Inc. from the Phase 2 LILAC study which tested the effectiveness and safety of a potential lupus treatment, BIIB059. BIIB059 is a monoclonal antibody that targets BDCA2, a protein found on cells known as plasmacytoid dendritic cells, which […] Read More

LRA Researchers Star at ACR/ARP – Part 2

Last week we gave you only half the story of what scientists funded by the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) shared at 2019 ACR/ARP. So many studies were presented that we needed to bring you Part 2 to expand our coverage of the major discoveries your donations have made possible. And a Part 3 is yet […] Read More

LRA Pleased to Share News of Lupus Nephritis Clinical Trial Launch

October 1, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to share news about the launch of EQUALISE, a Phase 1b trial that will evaluate the safety and tolerability of an experimental compound itolizumab at various doses in a small group of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis. Sponsored by the biotechnology company […] Read More

Treat-to-Target is Feasible and Beneficial in Lupus

September 19, 2019 Treating patients with lupus until they reach specific health goals can reduce disease flares and prevent organ damage, according to a research team co-led by Professor Eric F. Morand, at Monash University in Australia and past recipient of the Distinguished Innovator Award from the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA). This study is important […] Read More