In 2012, the Alliance for Lupus Research held “Walk with Us to Cure Lupus” events across the country. 100% of all donations directly supports lupus research programs. The ALR is leading the way by collaborating with international researchers. Enjoy the video and know that we’re leading the way to a cure.
Dr. Paul Utz has always been fascinated by the way proteins trigger a dizzying succession of physical reactions in human cells. So he and fellow researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine began asking some rudimentary questions — Why does one protein hook-up with another? And why are subsequent biological repercussions so significant in disease? Read about how they’re utilizing silicon chips to study proteins as a potentially more effective diagnostic tool. Click on the photo to read the latest “Lupus Research Update.”
Exciting news on the research front! We are truly “collaborating for a cure”. The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and Pfizer’s Centers for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) are partnering to discover new therapies for patients living with lupus. Through this first-of-its-kind collaboration in lupus research, ALR and CTI will co-fund novel translational research projects driven by leading academic medical centers within the CTI network. The path to a cure is working together.
New developments in lupus research are making headlines and we want to keep you informed. Click on the Lupus Research Update (LRU) logo to see the latest edition of the Lupus Research Update, which goes “back to the basics” with articles about two ALR-funded investigations that take a closer look at the immune system and the vital roles that T cells and B cells play. Feel free to read our earlier LRUs for more on other interesting topics.
Have you seen Mack the Molecule’s video about our virtual walk? Watch it and see how you can “get in on it.”
Summer is the right time to plan and start thinking about your virtual walk team and event. You don’t have to wait… create an event and build your team today. While gathering with your friends and family over the Fourth of July, get them to join your team.
While applying your sunscreen before getting in the pool, talk about why you are getting in on it with a virtual walk (or event). Now is the time to get creative and have fun. You may choose to “Strike Out Lupus” with a bowling or baseball themed event or walk around a local park or landmark, hosting an open house works too. The details are up to you. Remember that 100% of every dollar raised through each virtual walk goes directly to fund lupus research programs.
Exciting news on the lupus research front. After a strong Phase 1, an experimental lupus therapy from Argos Therapeutics is showing promise.
Positive Phase 1 clinical trail results were released by Argos at the 2012 EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) Congress in Berlin, earlier this month. Preliminary research was funded by the Alliance for Lupus Research. We are proud to have contributed to this research development.
Read the story to get details.
Watch the “Here and Now” segment featuring NYC Walker Kaamilah Gilyard talking about her experience of life with lupus and Scientific Advisory Board Chair Dr. Mary Crow shares her expert opinion on lupus symptoms and research.