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Podcasts | Jun. 26, 2014

Epigenetics in Lupus

Epigenetics is a field of science that examines factors which influence whether genes are turned on or off when cells are replicated, which can influence whether a person might develop a specific disease, such as lupus.

General News | Jun. 09, 2014

Dr. Bruce Richardson Selected as the Second Recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize

Dr. Richardson’s work has provided a strong foundation from which further advances in the understanding and treatment of lupus can be made.

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 | Oct. 16, 2012

Europeans at Decreased Risk of Lupus Nephritis

The researchers hoped to determine whether differences in genetic ancestry and/or specific genes contribute the decreased risk of developing lupus nephritis among individuals of European descent.

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 | Feb. 17, 2012

Men Require More Lupus Genes to Develop Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the degree to which sex-specific genetic differences contribute to the susceptibility to developing lupus.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2011

Genetic Profiling Can Predict Some Lupus Manifestations

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between the presence of specific lupus susceptibility genes and the development of specific disease manifestations.

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.

Video | Feb. 17, 2011

B Cells and Immune Regulation in Human Lupus

Dr. William Stohl of the University of Southern California discusses the relationships among various parts of the immune system and their role in triggering lupus.

Video | Feb. 11, 2011

Future Direction for Research on Lupus

Dr. David Pisetsky of the Duke University Medical Center, discusses where lupus research may be headed in the coming years.

Video | Feb. 11, 2011

Evolution of Lupus Genetic Research

Dr. Gregg Silverman of the University of California, San Diego, discusses how the field of lupus genetics has evolved and where the field is headed in the next several years.

Video | Feb. 11, 2011

Perspectives on B-cell Research in Lupus

Dr. Gregg Silverman discusses B-cells and how they contribute to the development of lupus and offers insight on the future direction of lupus research.

Video | Feb. 09, 2011

Apoptosis and Microparticles in the Development of Lupus

Dr. David Pisetsky of Duke University Medical Center discusses the role of apoptosis (programmed cell death) and microparticles in triggering lupus.

Video | Oct. 23, 2010

Genes That Make Lupus Possible

Dr. John Harley, Director of Rheumatology at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital, discusses the genes investigators believe may play a role in the underlying cause of lupus.

Video | Oct. 21, 2010

Biomarkers for Lupus Diagnosis and Disease Activity

Dr. Michael Ward, an investigator with the intramural research program for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, reviews how biomarkers are used to diagnose lupus and monitor disease activity.

Video | Oct. 21, 2010

Lessons from Studies on Lupus Genetics

Dr. Lindsey Criswell of the University of California, San Francisco discusses advances in the search for genes believed responsible for lupus.

Research News | Feb. 01, 2010

Twin Study Seeks to Unravel Genetic Clues to Lupus Development

The researchers hoped to find out if DNA methylation is different between twins when one twin has lupus and the other does not.


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.

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