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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.

Research News | Jan. 15, 2015

Managing Lupus During Pregnancy

Insights from the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Reproductive Health Summit

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.