Jul. 01, 2014

Emory University Doctoral Student among a New Generation of Lupus Researchers Enlisted in the Fight

Laura Plantinga, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, has been awarded a fellowship from the Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus.

Jun. 17, 2014

Study Shows American Indian and Alaska Native Populations Have a High Risk for Lupus

Additional data from the CDC National Lupus Patient Registry project demonstrates 
that lupus is a widespread disease with a significant impact

Jun. 11, 2014

Foundation Studies Provide Insight on New Ways to Improve Care and Management of Lupus

Data from two Lupus Foundation of America studies is being presented during the 2014 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress, a major European medical conference focusing on the field of rheumatology.

May. 05, 2014

Public Urged to Take Action to Fight the ‘Cruel Mystery’ Affecting Millions Worldwide

Oct. 24, 2013

African American women develop lupus at a younger age with more complications

Atlanta - There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching study ever conducted on the disease and published online today by the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism. The data also confirms that black females disproportionately are burdened by lupus, a devastating and complicated autoimmune disease.

Aug. 16, 2013

Adult Stems Cells in the Treatment of Lupus - Where are we now?

A recent journal article in Clinical Immunology highlights progress made in better understanding the potential for two basic types of adult stem cells: hematopoetic, which mature into blood cells, and mesenchymal, which mature into skin, bone, and cartilage cells. It is important to note that neither of these stem cells are considered embryonic, because they are derived after birth, usually from adults.

Aug. 15, 2013

Pilot Study Sheds Light on a Potential New Approach for Treating Lupus Nephritis

Lupus nephritis, which can damage and scar the kidneys, is one of the most common and serious complications of lupus.

Aug. 14, 2013

Nick Cannon’s Fight Against Lupus

As a multitalented entertainer and successful television personality and entrepreneur, Nick Cannon has a lot on his plate. The 32-year old husband and father of two, who battles with lupus nephritis (kidney disease), took on another role: lupus awareness advocate.