Lupus Trials News

The best and brightest are working toward finding better treatments and ultimately a cure for lupus. Read about how the most important influencers in the lupus community are effecting lupus research, along with other issues that matter most to you.

Test Available to Address Blood Clots in Lupus

April 24, 2019 The pharmaceutical company Exagen, Inc. announced study results showing that a component of their AVISE SLE Monitor...

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Severe Mental Illness in Lupus Patients is Rare, Treatable, and Usually Short-Lived

April 18, 2019 A large international study has probed the causes of lupus-related psychosis—a serious condition marked by delusions and...

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Updates in Lupus Clinical Research from the LUPUS 2019 Meeting

April 11, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance is pleased to share the results from four clinical trials presented at LUPUS...

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New Treatment Approaches Supported by LRA Were Highlighted at LUPUS 2019

April 11, 2019 The bacteria that cause urinary tract infections may trigger lupus flares, a former Alzheimer’s disease therapy has...

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LRA Funding Helps Identify Uncontrolled Blood Pressure as Particular Risk in Lupus

New results partially funded by the Lupus Research Alliance found that people with systemic lupus erythematosus have almost double the...

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Patients with Lupus Nephritis-Related Kidney Disease Are Living Longer

March 28, 2019 A new study published this March in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that deaths among patients with end-stage...

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Study Finds Mycophenolate Mofetil Comparable to Standard Treatment for Pediatric Lupus Nephritis

March 19, 2019 A new study published in Lupus showed that mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) is comparable in effectiveness to the...

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LRA-Supported Researchers Developed a Model to Predict Full-Blown Lupus Nephritis Down the Road

A new study funded by the Lupus Nephritis Trials Network with support from the Lupus Research Alliance has proposed a...

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Lupus Research Alliance and National Minority Quality Forum Release Recommendations to Advance New Lupus Treatments by Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trial Participation

NEW YORK, NY. March 14, 2019.  The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) and the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) today released...

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Positive Early Results for BIIB059 as New Treatment Strategy

March 1, 2019 Proteins of the immune system, known as type I interferons, are responsible in part for manifestations of...

Lupus Therapeutics Partners with Takeda to Test Potential Treatment for Lupus

New York, NY– March 1.  The Lupus Research Alliance and its affiliate, Lupus Therapeutics announced a collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical...

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Lupus Research Alliance Congratulates NIH on 5-Year AMP Success

February 28, 2019 NEW YORK, NY. As a co-sponsor of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public-private Accelerating Medicines Partnership...

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LRA-funded Research Backs New Lupus Nephritis Clinical Trial

February 28, 2019 The biotechnology company Equillium Inc. just announced plans for a Phase 1 study to test the investigational...

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People with Lupus at Higher Risk for Bone Fractures, Study Shows

February 22, 2019 A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Arthritis & Rheumatology found that people with SLE and particularly...

Physical Fitness Associated with Health-related Quality of Life, Study Shows

February 22, 2019 Study results published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One showed that elements of physical fitness — muscle...

Bacteria in the Gut May be a Cause of Lupus and Flares: Shows Study Supported by Lupus Research Alliance

NEW YORK, NY. February 19. Pieces of bacteria that escape from the intestines may trigger lupus and associated disease flares...

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Stelara® and Olumiant® Considered Promising by Lupus Expert

February 19, 2019 In Healio Rheumatology, Dr. Gregg Silverman, professor of medicine and pathology at NYU School of Medicine, provided...

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New Approach to Treating Lupus Nephritis

February 6, 2019 Scientists partly funded by the Lupus Research Alliance have found a potential new way to protect the...

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Protein Osteopontin Indicator of Lupus Nephritis, Shows Clinical Trial

February 1, 2019 Raised levels of a protein osteopontin were shown to indicate lupus nephritis and higher disease activity, in...

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Lupus Therapeutics Launches Peer Training Program to Help Patients Benefit from Clinical Trials

February 1, 2019 Today, Lupus Therapeutics, an affiliate of Lupus Research Alliance, is launching our Patient Advocates for Lupus Studies...

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Lupus Research Alliance and Lupus Therapeutics Partner on New Phase 3 Trial Testing Potential Benefit of Ustekinumab (Stelara®) in Lupus

February 1, 2019 The Lupus Research Alliance announced that its affiliate Lupus Therapeutics is working with the pharmaceutical company, Janssen,...

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Study Shows Kidney Transplant Improves Lupus Nephritis Survival

A study just published in Annals of Internal Medicine showed that kidney transplantation reduced deaths due to lupus nephritis— kidney inflammation caused by lupus....

Study shows: Stress, Depression and Pain are Major Contributors to Lupus Fatigue

An observational study published in Lupus of people with lupus found that of six factors,  stress, depression and pain contributed most to...

Existing Asthma Medication Shows Effectiveness for Lupus

A small randomized Phase 1 study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology found that the existing asthma treatment omalizumab (Xolair) may improve lupus...

Lupus Research Alliance Announces Translational Research Grants to Speed Development of New Treatments

NEW YORK, NY – January 10.  Can “borrowed” drugs for treating other diseases protect the skin in patients with lupus?...

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New Trial Begins to Test Investigational Cenerimod to Treat Lupus

Source: Idorsia LTD Press Release Idorsia Ltd (SIX: IDIA)  announced that the first patient has been enrolled into a multiple-dose study...

Poor Dental Care Associated with Lupus

January 4, 2019 A study just published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology found that exposure to periodontal bacteria on the...

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Poor Dental Care Associated with Lupus

A study just published in Clinical and Experimental Rheumatologyfound that exposure to periodontal bacteria on the gums around the teeth can...

Association Between Lupus and Cancer

A new analysis published in Arthritis Research & Therapy found that SLE is associated with increased risk of 16 cancers and decreased...