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News & Stories

Research News | Aug. 01, 2012

Study Holds Promise for Predicting Lupus Progression

Scientists could be a step closer to identifying and treating early cases of lupus, before the onset of organ-damaging illness.

Podcasts | May. 21, 2012

Organ Involvement in Lupus

Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina provides an overview of how lupus can affect the body's organs.

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.

Research News | Mar. 22, 2012

Lupus Anticoagulant Affects Pregnancy Outcomes

The results of this study highlight the important role of lupus anticoagulant, as well as that of a previous blood clot, in adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Research News | Jan. 20, 2012

Vitamin D Indicates Lupus Disease Activity But Not Organ Damage

This study examined the relationship between levels of vitamin D and autoantibodies in people with lupus.

Podcasts | Nov. 16, 2011

Possible Marker to Predict Organ Involvement in Lupus

Dr. Deborah McCurdy and Dr. Ornella Rullo found that high levels of a protein called osteopontin may be a predictor of future lupus disease activity and organ damage.

Research News | Sep. 29, 2011

New Experimental Molecule Neutralizes Lupus Autoantibodies

For years, researchers have investigated the possibility of inhibiting the actions of lupus-related autoantibodies to reduce the extent of organ damage. Further research in this area has the potential to facilitate the development of new therapies for people with lupus.

Video | Feb. 15, 2011

Cardiovascular Disease in Lupus

Dr. Joseph McCune of the University of Michigan discusses the role interferon and endothelial cells, which line blood vessels, as possible causes of increased risk of heart attacks and strokes associated with lupus.

Research News | Feb. 10, 2011

New Combination of Antibodies May Better Predict Childhood Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Neuropsychiatric lupus (NPSLE) is difficult to diagnose and can be present when disease activity in other organs cannot be identified. The researchers hoped to learn whether antibodies to ganglioside M1 could predict childhood NPSLE any better than standard laboratory measures currently in use.

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

Blood Components Help Differentiate Lupus and Antiphospholid Syndrome

Some people have antiphospholipid syndrome without other forms of lupus, called primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS). The researchers hoped to learn whether people with systemic lupus or PAPS had different amounts of TNF-α and sIL-2R in their blood.

Research News | Feb. 01, 2010

Can Blood Tests Help Us Learn about CNS Lupus (Lupus and the Brain)?

The researchers wanted to find out if any proteins in the blood could be used to diagnose CNS lupus.


Events

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.

Nov. 13, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Stress

Learn how to reduce and cope with stress.

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.

Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 am | Palm Beach Atlantic University

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

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.