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LRA-Supported Study Discovers How Harmful Immune Cells Develop

August 17, 2020 In a new study published in the journal Immunity, Lupus Research Alliance-funded researcher Dr. Boris Reizis and his colleagues identified conditions under which immune cells called B cells begin to attack healthy genetic material (DNA). Dr. Reizis’ findings highlight the potential of drugs such as anifrolumab and BIIB-059 as potential treatments for […] Read More

A Potential Test to Monitor Lupus Disease Severity Supported by LRA Grant

August 6, 2020 Christian Lood, PhD, at the University of Washington, has developed a new method to assess lupus disease severity. It relies on measuring immune complexes, which are the substances that form when antibodies recognize and attach to a particular target in the body. In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune diseases, these […] 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

Studying Chemoattractants to Break New Ground in Lupus Research

November 15, 2018 Straightforward. Clear. Innovative. These words aptly describe the research that Jillian Richmond, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts Medical School at Worcester, MA, is conducting with a grant from the Lupus Research Alliance. She is looking for ways to stop lupus from damaging healthy tissue. But to attain a better picture of […] Read More

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

Lupus Research Turns Immune System Enemies into Friends

Jan. 17, 2018 Lupus Research Turns Immune System Enemies into Friends With support from a Lupus Research Alliance Novel Research Grant, Robert Anthony, PhD, made a groundbreaking discovery that could lead to a new, effective treatment of lupus and other autoimmune diseases. At Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Anthony successfully turned autoimmune […] Read More

Lupus Research Alliance Announces Nine Promising Novel Research Grant Awards

April 11, 2018 Nine Outstanding Investigators Receive Funding for Innovative Research on Lupus Causes, Pathways, and New Treatment Development Today, the Lupus Research Alliance announced nine new Novel Research Grants to support paradigm-changing lupus research. To conquer the complexity of lupus, the Novel Research Grants explore lupus from many perspectives, testing new theories about what […] Read More