Lupus in the News

Researchers Answer Long-Standing Question About Lupus

For years, biomedical researchers have suspected that a specific set of immune cells are responsible for causing disease in lupus patients, but until now they haven’t known for sure one way or the other. A Virginia Tech immunologist has found that these cells—called plasmacytoid dendritic cells—do not, in fact, contribute to late-stage lupus in mice.… Read More »

The Lupus Alliance of LIQ Celebrated the Launch of Ambalu Jewelers “Emerge From the Cocoon of Lupus” Jewelry Line.

On Thursday, September 17th Ambalu Jewelers hosted a complimentary cocktail reception to unveil the “Emerge from the Cocoon of Lupus” jewelry line, inspired by the Lupus Alliance of LIQ design contest. The LALIQ asked the public to send in their ideas for a design that embodied their mission, “Improving the lives of those living with… Read More »

If you Have Lupus and Need Support Join the Lupus Alliance of Long Island/Queens New Support Group Program and “Emerge From the Cocoon of Lupus”

Bellmore, NY – The Lupus Alliance of LI/Q has been helping those who have lupus in the Long Island/Queens area since 1955. The mission of the LALIQ is to “Improve the lives of those living with lupus through awareness, education, support services and research.” The LALIQ is thrilled to unveil their new, “Emerge from the… Read More »

Researchers Report Two Predictors of Neuropsychological Dysfunction in Lupus Patients

Researchers at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York recently published in the journal Lupus Science & Medicine their finding on two predictors of neuropsychological dysfunction in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The study is entitled “Brain metabolism and autoantibody titres predict functional impairment in systemic lupus erythematosus.” SLE is a severe autoimmune disease in which the… Read More »

Lupus Alliance of LIQ Board Member Wins Manhasset Award

Cynthia Aranow, MD, investigator at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and associate professor at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, was selected for the 2013 Best of Manhasset Award in the Internist category by the Manhasset Award Program. Dr. Aranow is a rheumatologist specializing in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. She is a co-director… Read More »

New Play Inspired by Lupus Patients at St Thomas’ Hospital

A playwright has used her experiences of working at St Thomas’ Hospital to write a critically acclaimed play about lupus, a medical condition ‘no one has heard of’. Responsible Other, which stars Gary Lineker’s wife Danielle Bux, is Melanie Spencer’s first play and tells the story of a teenage girl dealing with the condition which… Read More »