If you attended the Lupus Food and Wine Classic in June, you might remember the group of enthusiastic young adults who greeted you as you entered Nickelodeon Universe and escorted you to the registration table. Those students are this year’s Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM)Summer Research Fellows, and we are fortunate to be hosting them in our laboratories at the University of Minnesota while they participate in a lupus research project and learn what full-time research is really like. (Spoiler ...Continue Reading →
Biovid Corp. would like to invite patients to participate in a 20-minute online survey discussing experiences and attitudes toward the management of your lupus condition. The survey is strictly for market research purposes; there will be absolutely no sales or promotional activities in conjunction with this survey. Your responses are completely confidential. Qualified participants will receive a check at the end of the study for $50. If you are interested in participating in this survey, please email Dusten Brennan at Biovid ...Continue Reading →
Researchers who seek new biomarkers for human diseases may have many goals. In the field of lupus research, we would like to find biomarkers that could make the disease easier to diagnose, improve the management of disease activity, predict when a flare is likely to occur, and help physicians decide which medications to use (or avoid) in a particular patient.
Thanks to advances in genomic and proteomic technologies over the past 10 years, lupus researchers have been successful in ...
Fortunately, many researchers have ideas about where to look for answers, because we know that Benlysta works by reining in a type of immune cells called B cells. B cells play an important role in the normal immune response, but when inappropriately activated in a lupus patient, they produce harmful elements that cause the damaging effects seen in SLE. Researchers think that measuring these may provide clues to help us determine whether an individual patient is likely to respond to ...Continue Reading →