Research News

Research News | Oct. 29, 2014

Study Identifies Possible Method to Block Production of Antibodies Associated with Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America supported study demonstrates that blocking STAT5 reduces the production of CD154 by half.

Research News | Oct. 20, 2014

Intensive Follow-Up Recommended for People Diagnosed with Lupus During Childhood

Adolescent-onset lupus has worse prognosis and increased risk of lupus-related kidney disease and death.

Research News | Aug. 01, 2014

Clinical Trial of Adult Stem Cells Takes Another Step Forward

Study funded by the Foundation's National Lupus Research Program secures NIH planning grant to develop a multi-center trial of mesenchymal stem cells.

Research News | Jul. 31, 2014

Mixed Results for Phase II Clinical Study of Atacicept in Lupus

Flare rates among participants receiving a low dose of the b-cell blocker did not meet primary endpoint but were lower for individuals receiving a higher dose.

Research News | Jul. 21, 2014

Treat-to-Target in Lupus

An international group of lupus experts has developed a set of recommendations to implement the treat-to-target strategy for managing lupus.

Research News | 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.

Research News | May. 20, 2014

Low Vitamin D Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risks in Children and Teens with Lupus

New research published in Lupus Science & Medicine looks at the potential association between vitamin D deficiency and heightened cardiovascular risk in children and teens with lupus.

Research News | May. 15, 2014

Foundation Issues Request for Applications to Advance Research in Pediatric Lupus Nephritis

The Lupus Foundation of America announced today that the Foundation is seeking grant applications to provide critical funding that will, for the first time, address an unmet need in pediatric lupus nephritis.