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Tag: microbiome

The LRA Leads Exploration into the Microbiome in Lupus

January 30, 2020 Why does the immune system turn on itself to attack the body it’s supposed to protect?  That question has many possible answers – and one may be the microbiome – the trillions of bacteria living inside our bodies that, in people with lupus, may trigger autoimmune attacks. An article in this week’s […] 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

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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