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Research News | Mar. 19, 2015

Abstract Submission Deadline April 1 for FOCiS Meeting

April 1 is the deadline for late-breaking abstract submissions and for registration by poster presenters at the Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCiS) Annual Meeting June 24-27 in San Diego.

Research News | Mar. 17, 2015

Preliminary Results Showcase Success of New Lupus Foundation of America Initiative

LFA-REAL aims to improve health and quality of life for people with lupus.

Research News | Mar. 16, 2015

Foundation-Funded Study Identifies Lupus Related Gene that Affects Adult Stem Cells

A new research study by Foundation grantee Dr. Laurence Morel identifies a lupus related gene that affects adult mesenchymal stem cells. Read more.

Research News | Mar. 13, 2015

Corticosteroid Use and Lupus

Part of a new analysis from the ongoing Hopkins Lupus Cohort provides new knowledge that may help physicians make decisions about gradually reducing corticosteroid doses in people with lupus.

Research News | Mar. 02, 2015

New Research Project Aims to Help Minorities with Lupus

Jasvinder Singh, M.D., a prominent researcher in rheumatic disease, has been awarded a $1.5 million, three year grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for a decision aid to help doctors and their African-American and Hispanic lupus patients with kidney disease choose the best treatment for each individual patient.

Research News | Feb. 17, 2015

New Study Finds Answers about Lupus Activity during Pregnancy

At the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Sara K. Tedesch presented her study on the relationship between lupus activity prior to getting pregnant and during pregnancy. The Lupus Foundation of America conducted a Q&A with Dr. Tedeschi about her study.

Research News | Feb. 17, 2015

New Findings Give Hope for Better Testing for Severe Lupus Nephritis

Lupus-related kidney inflammation (lupus nephritis) is one of the most common and serious complications of lupus. However, a new study demonstrates that an understudied inflammation pathway in lupus may bring researchers closer to developing a novel blood-based test that could predict the progression of kidney failure.

Research News | Feb. 03, 2015

Symposium Sheds Light on Clinical Trials

At a scientific symposium in San Francisco last month, some of the country’s foremost experts on lupus shared their insights about the current state of lupus clinical trial design. Read more.