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Tag: MD

Bacteria Could be to Blame for Autoimmune Attacks

March 12, 2018 Innovative novel research, co-funded by the Lupus Research Alliance, has produced a significant discovery about the role of bacteria and points to the potential for a vaccine or treatment that might prevent an autoimmune attack by suppressing specific bacteria. Led by Dr. Martin Kriegel at Yale University, the study was published today […] Read More

Recent Discoveries Shedding Light on Why Women Are at a Greater Risk for Lupus

March 20, 2024 Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease affecting millions worldwide with a staggering gender imbalance — about 9 of 10 people with lupus are women. Underlying biological, hormonal, or environmental factors likely contribute to why lupus affects females more often. Understanding why women are at greater risk for lupus could unlock novel treatments […] Read More

Lupus Industry Council Study Finds Inconsistency of ANA Tests

Lupus Industry Council Study Finds Inconsistency of ANA Tests A new study funded by the Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Industry Council shows that not all individuals who have been diagnosed with lupus remain positive for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) despite the long-held scientific belief to the contrary. Importantly, this study also reveals that whether a person […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Applauds U.S. FDA Approval of AstraZeneca’s anifrolumab-fnia (Saphnelo™) for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

  First in New Class of Drugs in More than a Decade for SLE Targeting Type 1 Interferons NEW YORK, NY. August 2, 2021. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is particularly excited about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of anifrolumab-fnia (Saphnelo™), a first-in-class type I interferon receptor antagonist indicated for adults with […] Read More

Less Risk and Greater Efficacy in Pediatric Lupus Nephritis Treatment

November 3, 2020 There is no doubt about it. The research into the mechanisms of pediatric lupus nephritis conducted by Elena Hsieh, MD, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, is driven by her genuine concern for the wellbeing of children—and a lifelong passion for science. With her new grant from the Lupus Research […] Read More

Overcoming the Uncertainties of Living with Chronic Diseases like Lupus

July 21, 2022 Interview with Michael D. Lockshin, MD, MACR Director Emeritus, Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Disease and Co-Director, Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research at Hospital for Special Surgery; Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology at Joan and Sanford Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University   Uncertainty and unpredictability are among […] Read More
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