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Latest Lupus Foundation of America Stories

2013-12-31 16:22:09

What is Lupus? WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been many reports and rumors in the media and on the internet, asking questions about the autoimmune disease lupus and who might be suffering from this devastating disease. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131231/DC39345-INFO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/DC11393LOGO) The real question is: what is lupus? What are the debilitating effects of living with the disease? When...

2013-12-18 12:25:49

Lupus Insight Prize to be awarded to Outstanding Scientist NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year, the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) will again join together to encourage scientific advances in lupus research. The Lupus Insight Prize, a novel collaborative initiative among the three organizations, will recognize and honor an outstanding investigator with a documented...

2013-12-17 12:23:45

Introduces New Format and Design to Bring Help and Hope to the Lupus Community WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America celebrates the 10th anniversary of its national magazine, Lupus Now®, the only national publication devoted to addressing the complexities of living with lupus, an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that ravages different parts of the body. The 10th anniversary issue introduces a new format with more...

2013-11-26 12:25:29

Presents Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with Distinguished Public Health Leadership Award NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute raised over $2 million at its annual Life Without Lupus Gala 2013 to support innovative novel research that can improve care while advancing towards a cure. Nearly 700 members of New York City's philanthropic, government, business, art, music and health care communities joined to help turn lupus...

2013-10-31 08:28:37

Lupus Science & Medicine Will Provide International Focal Point for Clinicians and Researchers Across Multiple Disciplines WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International knowledge healthcare provider BMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) have announced that they have joined forces to publish the first open access journal dedicated to the poorly understood and potentially life threatening disease, lupus. (Logo:...

2013-10-30 16:26:21

Lupus Foundation of America Study Reveals Some Background Medications May Have an Effect on Trial Outcomes SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study that analyzed lupus treatment data from past global clinical trials suggests that when testing new drugs in combination with other background therapies, clinical trials should be designed to account for the effects that initial disease activity and background drug treatment have been shown to have on planned...

2013-10-24 16:25:06

Young Black Women Experience Huge Burden in Lupus WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching epidemiology study ever conducted on the disease lupus and published online today by the journal, Arthritis and Rheumatism and in print in a 2014 issue of the journal. New data from two registries, part of the National Lupus Patient Registry (NLPR), also...

2013-10-22 08:32:38

Grants Support Research Efforts to Solve the Cruel Mystery of Lupus WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, the only national force dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus, just awarded new grants as part of its 2013-2014 National Research Program. The Foundation presents these awards to support promising areas of research where there is a gap in understanding or where there has not been adequate funding. The Foundation is leading...

2013-10-09 00:20:41

New York City Event Raises Funds for Lupus Research, Education, and Advocacy WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Norah O'Donnell, Co-Anchor CBS This Morning; Dr. William Haseltine, Founder, Human Genome Sciences, Inc; and Pfizer Inc. were honored for their outstanding efforts to fight lupus and end its devastating impact on millions of families during the Lupus Foundation of America's National Gala in New York City on October 8(th). (Photo:...

2013-09-30 12:25:03

America's largest lupus walk program raises funds for lupus research and education programs in the Los Angeles area LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrities turned out to support the Lupus Foundation of America's Walk to End Lupus Now(TM) this weekend in Los Angeles, to raise money towards research and education programs, increase awareness of the devastating autoimmune disease, and rally public support for those who suffer from its brutal impact. Comedian...