Research News

Research News | Aug. 03, 2015

New Study Highlights the Relationship between Adherence, ER Visits and Hospitalizations

Further studies may lead to interventions that improve the health outcomes of 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. 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 | 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.