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Research News | Jun. 23, 2016

Research on Infections Reveals Inequality Between the Sexes

In some diseases, like lupus, sex-based differences may be the key to unlocking the mysteries and getting closer to treatments and cures.

Research News | Jun. 17, 2016

Three Ways You Can Improve Lupus Research

Participating in research can be a rewarding experience, and is essential to improve the quality of life of people with lupus.

Research News | Aug. 13, 2015

How Do We Think About Lupus and Why Does it Matter?

Not all patients who share a certain organ involvement can be treated with the same medicine at the same dose. In this piece, Foundation Medical Director Dr. Joan Merrill argues that improved classification of lupus can lead to better treatment.

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 | 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 | Oct. 28, 2013

Children Born to Mothers with Lupus Might be at Increased Risk of Autism

Although the overall risk is small, children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders than children born to mothers without the disease, according to the results of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.

Research News | Sep. 12, 2013

New Light Shed on Photosensitivity among People with Lupus

Photosensitivity or abnormal light sensitivity is very complex and is a major symptom of lupus. Now, a new, small study sheds more light on photosensitivity among people with lupus. Learn more.

Research News | Jan. 24, 2013

Protein Predicts Lupus-Related Organ Damage

A team of lupus researchers has identified a potential new biomarker that may be helpful in determining whether a person with lupus is at risk for developing organ damage.