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Research News | Feb. 04, 2014

Test Panel Found Effective in Predicting Risk of Atherosclerosis in Women with Lupus

This valuable tool will help doctors prevent atherosclerosis, a life-threatening complication of lupus.

Podcasts | Nov. 13, 2013

Biomarkers of Lupus Disease: Eliminating the Perplexities of Lupus Treatment Trials

Lupus Foundation of America medical director Dr. Joan Merrill discusses a recently completed a study that may help to improve the design for future lupus clinical trials and secure approval of new safe and more tolerable treatments for lupus.

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.

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

Genetics of Lupus-Related Phenotypes

The researchers hoped to learn about the genetic contributions to lupus susceptibility and how this might relate to specific lupus-related phenotypes, such as the presence of specific autoantibodies.

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

C-Reactive Protein as a Lupus Biomarker

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship among hsCRP, lupus disease activity, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals with lupus.

Research News | Sep. 18, 2012

Biomarker-Driven Assessment of Lupus Progression

To help identify biomarkers of early lupus, the researchers aimed to establish a relationship between levels of specific autoantibodies and the evolution of clinical signs of lupus over time.

Research News | Aug. 30, 2012

New Study by LFA Grantee Reports on Potential Fatigue Biomarker in Lupus

A study published in a recent issue of the journal Lupus characterizes a new potential biomarker of fatigue in people with lupus.

Research News | Aug. 15, 2012

Lupus-Related Changes in Energy Metabolism

People with lupus may experience chronic fatigue, the exact causes of which are yet to be fully understood. There are a number of different energy-producing metabolic processes that may be affected in people with lupus.

Research News | Jul. 17, 2012

Seasonal Influences on Lupus Flares

This study examined the relationship between fluctuating levels of vitamin D during different seasons, characterized by differing amounts of light exposure, while patients experienced lupus flares.

Research News | Jun. 21, 2012

Interferon-Associated Risk for Premature Heart Disease Among People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between type I interferon and premature heart disease risk among people with lupus.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Combinations of Biomarkers Indicate Lupus Nephritis Pathology

The use of lupus biomarkers, such as those present in the blood or urine, to help predict and/or manage lupus nephritis over time could be very useful. The results of this study highlight the potential feasibility of using lupus biomarkers to differentiate between acute and chronic kidney disease activity-related changes.

Research News | Apr. 20, 2012

Autoantibody Profiling in People with Lupus

The development of a single test that can simultaneously measure several different autoantibodies important in lupus could be important and useful.

General News | Apr. 04, 2012

Biomarkers In The News: April issue of Translational Research highlights recent discoveries

The Lupus Foundation of America is excited to see increased media attention surrounding lupus biomarkers, which are useful for diagnosing a disease.

Research News | Mar. 22, 2012

Lupus Biomarker Changes Key to Benlysta Therapy

The findings highlight specific kinds of changes in lupus biomarkers that are most associated with effective use of belimumab in the treatment of lupus.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2012

Biomarkers in Lupus

Biomarkers are very much in the news today, in stories about how to determine who is at risk for a disease or condition, or the ways in which a group or population is reacting to a particular treatment. They also play a role in the development of new medications.

Research News | Dec. 02, 2011

Blood Test May Indicate Lupus Nephritis Activity

The researchers hoped to learn about whether a protein in the blood called C4d could serve as an indicator of lupus nephritis activity in people with lupus.

Research News | Apr. 08, 2011

MicroRNAs Common to Three Lupus Mouse Models

The researchers hoped to identify a set of microRNAs common to three different strains of mice that have been genetically modified in different ways to have lupus, making it more likely that something similar to these microRNAs might be found in substantial percentages of people.

Research News | Apr. 08, 2011

Biomarkers Predict Success of Lupus Nephritis Drug Therapy

Since lupus nephritis can be severe and the therapy can be toxic, it is important to be able to predict which patients would most benefit from long-term treatment.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

Blood Test for Antibodies That Might be Associated with Risk for Lupus Brain Inflammation

The researchers studied the relationship between anti-NR2A antibodies and different aspects of lupus, especially whether there might be a relationship between these antibodies and NPSLE in patients from Japan.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

Are MicroRNAs Novel Biomarkers for Lupus Nephritis?

The researchers hoped to learn whether people with lupus kidney involvement from different races shared the same set of microRNAs.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

New Blood Tests May Improve the Tracking of Lupus Kidney Disease in Children

Current treatments for lupus nephritis in children are toxic and sometimes ineffective. New tests for proteins that might be abnormal in lupus nephritis could help make the diagnosis earlier and might also point to new ways of treating the disease.

Research News | Oct. 06, 2010

Proteins on Blood Cells More Accurately Predict Lupus Disease Activity

The researchers hoped to learn whether measurement of C3d and C4d would be a more accurate way to test for lupus disease activity when measured while attached to a red blood cell than when they are freely circulating in the blood.

Research News | May. 01, 2010

Urine Protein Indicates Presence of Lupus Nephritis

The researchers hoped to find out if levels of a protein called TWEAK in samples of the urine or blood could be used to diagnose lupus nephritis.

Research News | Jan. 20, 2010

Potential New Indicators of Lupus Being Studied in Children

The researchers wanted to find out whether the amount of leptin, adiponectin, or ghrelin in children with lupus might be different than in children without lupus.


Events

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 08, 2014 9:30 am | Gregg Chapel AME Church

Panhandle Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 13, 2014 6:00 pm | Port St.Lucie Community Center

Port St.Lucie Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs Hospital, Classroom A

West Broward Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 11, 2014 6:30 pm | Online

Online Men with Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 18, 2014 7:00 pm | Online

Online Living with Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 pm | St Mary's Medical Center,Main Entrance Conference Room

North Palm Beach Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Dec. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Broward College (North Campus)

Redefining Lupus : Putting the Pieces Together (South Florida- Broward)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Nov. 01, 2014 10:00 am | Online

Online Living with Lupus Support Group

Online support groups are moderated by trained facilitators and are offered several times a month in the chat room of our online community

Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.