The Lupus Foundation of America announced today it is accepting applications to provide critical funding for lupus scientific research, at a time when government funds for lupus research can’t keep pace with the accelerating growth of lupus scientific opportunities.
A newly identified immune protein influences each person’s response to vaccines and risk for autoimmune diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis.
Northwestern Medicine® scientists have successfully tested a nontoxic therapy that suppresses Lupus in blood samples of people with the autoimmune disease.
Children with lupus may have a higher risk for developing cancer – especially blood cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia – compared to children without lupus.
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Bruce Richardson, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Michigan, has been selected as the second recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize. The award provides $200,000 for use in innovative research on lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans.
Cell based therapies are a growing interest in all areas of medicine as they are viewed as long term solutions rather than temporary fixes. A recent journal article highlights progress made in better understanding the potential for two basic types of adult stem cells.