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LRA Applauds GSK on Positive Phase 3 Study of Benlysta® in Lupus Nephritis

September 16, 2020 NEW YORK, NY. The Lupus Research Alliance welcomes positive BLISS-LN Phase 3 data published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrating that GSK’s drug Benlysta® (belimumab) significantly improved kidney function in adults with lupus nephritis, the most common severe complication of lupus causing inflammation and serious damage to the kidney. The […] Read More

Watch Webcast Video: Redefining Lupus Trials Amid COVID-19 and Beyond

Videotape of 8.24.20 Learn from Lupus Zoom Webcast Ensuring the clinical trial process is accommodating for participants has always been the goal. However, COVID-19 has forced industry, research organizations, doctors, and patients to think twice about the process and its impact on high-risk populations including people with lupus who are immunocompromised. In light of COVID-19, […] Read More

NIH Leader and LRA Board Member Key Author on Promising COVID-19 Vaccine

August 13, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is encouraged by a promising animal study in the New England Journal of Medicine co-authored by Robert Seder, MD, Chief of the Cellular Immunology Section in the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) […] Read More

Lupus and COVID-19:What You Need to Know Webcast on Video

April 3, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) hosted a live webcast April 2, 2020 on COVID-19 for people with lupus that you won’t want to miss – so click here to view the full video recording. The webast addressed the most frequently asked questions doctors are hearing from people with lupus, put the hydroxychloroquine […] Read More

Letter from LRA to Top U.S. Health Officials

  April 12, 2020 Today, the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Scientific Advisory Board Chair Dr. Gary Koretzky emailed top federal health officials a strong letter calling attention to concerns about availability of hydroxychloroquine for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. The letter was addressed to:  Alex M. Azar II, JD, Secretary, Health and Human Services; Stephen […] Read More

New Awardees Announced by the Lupus Research Program that Advocates Helped Create

April 1, 2020 Thirteen new applications for promising scientific studies were just recommended for funding through the Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense! The $5 million in awards for Fiscal Year 2019 brings the total to $15 million over three years. The dedicated Lupus Research Program was first established in 2017 under […] Read More

MARCH 26 STATEMENT: Lupus Research Alliance Puts Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) Shortage into Perspective for Lupus Community

March 26, 2020 The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), the world’s leading research organization dedicated to lupus research, continues to watch rapidly changing developments regarding COVID-19 and is closely monitoring the policies and actions of the federal government, healthcare agencies, medical organizations and the pharmaceutical industry on behalf of people with lupus. Thrust into the spotlight […] Read More

Advancing Research Exponentially

August 14, 2018 Advancing Research Exponentially An Update on AMP by Jill Buyon, MD Lupus nephritis (LN), one of the dreaded complications of lupus, causes patients to suffer, sometimes for decades, with no new treatment in sight. But now is the time to leverage technology for major advances, which is exactly what the Accelerating Medicines […] Read More

Our Grantees Lead Investigation of Microbiome in Lupus

Sept. 5, 2018 Our microbiome includes all of the trillions of microorganisms that live in and on us. A recent review article about key discoveries on the role of the microbiome in lupus includes two researchers funded by the Lupus Research Alliance who may have discovered how some of these microbial passengers promote lupus by […] Read More
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