Drug Targets For Lupus Identified

Investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified two new targets for drugs aimed at controlling lupus. If companies are able to develop drugs that hone in on these targets, patients may be able to control their disease with few side effects. “The study identifies very good therapeutic targets, and what needs to be done […]

Lupus Gene Finding Prompts Call For More DNA Samples

Wellcome Trust researchers have identified a key gene involved in the disease Lupus, which affects around 50,000 people in the UK, mostly women. The lead researcher behind the study has called for more patients to volunteer DNA samples to enable them to further study the underlying causes of the disease. Lupus – or Systemic Lupus […]

Dynavax Reports Progress In Lupus Program With Inhibitor Of TLR7 And TLR9

In a paper appearing online in the December issue of The European Journal of Immunology (Vol. 37, Issue 12), Dynavax scientists report the results of studies made possible under a grant from the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR). In the article entitled, “Treatment of lupus-prone mice with a dual inhibitor of TLR7 and TLR9 leads […]

National Funding For Lupus Research Institute

The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) strategy of backing innovative investigations into systemic lupus, the autoimmune disease, has now yielded an unprecedented $30 million in large-scale funding from the National Institutes of Health and other government and private sources, an independent progress report has determined. To date, 36 scientists have completed their novel research grants from […]

Researchers Investigate Ways To Detect Lupus Associated Kidney Disease

High urinary levels of certain molecules might have the potential to serve as biomarkers for a potentially life shortening kidney ailment caused by the autoimmune disease lupus, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. “Our studies suggest a quartet of molecules may have potential diagnostic significance,” said Dr. Chandra Mohan, professor of internal medicine and […]