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2014-06-10 12:32:19

NEW YORK, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) launched the LRI Industry Council, a collaborative initiative founded with 13 leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies involved in lupus drug development. The LRI formed the new group to facilitate active collaboration among companies, research leaders, and patient advocates to overcome common obstacles in developing new treatments for lupus. The need for safer and more effective treatments is...

2014-06-09 12:30:42

CHICAGO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bruce Richardson, M.D., Ph.D., of The University of Michigan, has been selected as the second recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize. The award provides $200,000 for use in innovative research on lupus, an unpredictable and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. The Prize is a collaborative initiative among the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), and the...

2014-06-03 12:38:56

Company sponsors Walk to End Lupus Now(TM) events and employees show support for people with the disease during Lupus Awareness Month HAYWARD, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced its sponsorship of the Lupus Foundation of America's (LFA) eight national office Walk to End Lupus Now(TM) events and its support of a variety of Lupus Awareness Month activities. Questcor supported numerous lupus awareness, education and...

2014-05-28 08:25:42

The Lupus Foundation of America's Spring Issue of Lupus Now® Magazine highlights his mission to support his mother and thousands of others living with lupus WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a successful actor and star of ABC Family's hit television show Pretty Little Liars, Ian Harding has a busy schedule. When he is not on set, the 27-year-old uses his success and newfound fame for a larger purpose: to advocate for lupus. Harding has teamed up with the Lupus...

2014-05-21 08:28:10

Tribute raises critically needed funds to support the Lupus Foundation of America's mission WASHINGTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal agency leaders, Members of Congress and national leaders from the chronic disease and disability communities gathered to pay Special Tribute to The Honorable Tom Harkin (D-IA), an unparalleled champion during his 30 years of public service for those affected by chronic disease and disability. The Tribute, held in Washington, DC on...

2014-05-20 12:32:51

NORWALK, Conn., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Rheumatology Network, a leading online community for Rheumatologists, offers special content for rheumatologists in honor of Lupus Awareness Month. Lupus, a chronic disease in which a person's immune system mysteriously attacks many parts of her own body (most affected people are women of childbearing age), most commonly the skin, joints, and organs. In its more severe forms it can attack the kidneys, causing lupus...

2014-05-15 12:34:20

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America announced today that the Foundation is seeking grant applications to provide critical funding that will, for the first time, address an unmet need in pediatric lupus nephritis. The new grant will provide research funds in the amount of $500,000 over five years to develop a novel panel of lupus nephritis biomarkers in children that will facilitate the development of a real-time, non-invasive diagnostic...

2014-05-05 16:27:48

America's largest lupus walk program raises funds for lupus research and education programs in the Tampa area TAMPA, Fla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of Tampa residents who are living with the disease lupus, and their families and friends, joined the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now(TM) event, which raised more than $130,000 in donations. Money raised will help fund lupus research and education programs, increase awareness of the devastating...

2014-05-03 16:21:27

NEW YORK, May 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The South Street Seaport transformed into an ocean of purple as nearly 5,000 walkers came together in New York City to shed light on the cruel mystery of lupus during the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now(TM). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140503/83951 Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue and NBC 4 New York, the New York City Walk to End Lupus Now coincided with the start of Lupus Awareness Month (May), the...

2014-05-01 12:32:27

May Lupus Research Awareness Month Campaign Aims to Enlist 1 Million To Work For a World Without Lupus NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize World Lupus Day, May 10, the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) asks supporters to "Take Lupus Research to the Power of 10" and help create a World Without Lupus. The new awareness program harnesses the exponential power of worldwide participation to accelerate scientific discoveries that lead to new treatments and a cure. Throughout May Lupus...


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