Dr. Kathleen O'Neil discusses a multi-center longitudinal observational study of girls with prepubertal onset lupus as they approach and pass through puberty, measuring hormone levels, autoantibodies and markers of lupus activity.
Dr. David Pisetsky of the Duke University Medical Center, discusses where lupus research may be headed in the coming years.
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.
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.
Dr. David Pisetsky of Duke University Medical Center discusses the role of apoptosis (programmed cell death) and microparticles in triggering lupus.
Dr. David Pisetsky of Duke University Medical Center discusses immune response to DNA and its role in stimulating lupus.
Dr. Ram Raj Singh of the University of California Los Angeles discusses findings from studies that may provide clues into the possible causes of lupus skin disease.
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.