Navigation Links
Lupus Foundation of America Seeks Funding Proposals for Research Studies on Childhood Lupus, Nervous System Involvement, and More
Date:4/17/2008

WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is seeking proposals for up to $1.5 million in grant funding for basic, clinical, or translational research studies on lupus, an unpredictable and potentially fatal autoimmune disease. The purposes of the studies are to: accelerate ongoing research; directly sponsor novel approaches; and develop experimental prototypes. Grants will support four areas of study: childhood, or pediatric, lupus; neuropsychiatric lupus; adult stem cells; and novel pilot projects.

As part of this request for proposals, the LFA announces its new Michael Jon Barlin Pediatric Lupus Program. There is a special urgency associated with research on pediatric lupus. Early and aggressive treatment can have a dramatic, positive impact on disease activity and on the later progression of disease. Therefore, new diagnostic and prognostic tests, as well as treatments specifically for children, are more important than ever in addressing this potentially devastating form of lupus.

Also new this year is grant funding for neuropsychiatric lupus that affects the central nervous system and the brain. These dangerous symptoms occur in 50-91 percent of those with lupus, and can be a major source of illness, severely diminished quality of life, and death. Of special importance are tools to measure disease activity and damage, and a better understanding of risk factors, disease course, and effective treatment of specific neuropsychiatric symptoms.

Binding letters of intent must be submitted by April 21, 2008. Online applications must be submitted by May 19, 2008. Awards will be announced on July 11, 2008. For additional information, visit the research section of the LFA Website at lupus.org.

The LFA is the nation's foremost nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. The LFA and its network of nearly 300 chapters, branches, and support groups conduct programs of research, education, and advocacy.

The LFA research program is supported exclusively through donations from the LFA's constituent chapters, private foundations or corporations, and the concerned public, including The Cooper Family Foundation and the Louis Berkowitz Family Foundation.

Lupus is the result of a defective immune system which can be destructive to any organ of the body. Lupus can be unpredictable and potentially fatal, yet no satisfactory treatment or cure exists. More than 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide have a form of lupus.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lupus Foundation of America
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Preclinical study suggests organ-transplant drug may aid in lupus fight
2. Genes Boost Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus
3. The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation and Maybelline Join Forces With the Lupus Foundation of America for a Star-studded Gala to Raise Awareness for Lupus
4. Better Lupus Treatments on the Horizon
5. Stars Shine on Butterflies Over Hollywood for Lupus Foundation of America
6. Clinical Trials for Lupus Underway After Decades of Drought
7. October is Lupus Awareness Month
8. New Round of Lupus Research Institute Awards Brings Promise of More Breakthroughs
9. Photo: New York Goes Orange for Pumpkin Festival and Lupus Awareness Month
10. Mayo Clinic shows therapy effective for reducing lupus flares
11. Research suggests targeted treatment strategies for lupus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Elizabeth Murray has always loved walking one ... with one on her shoulder and one on her arm. But she got to ... years of mitral valve prolapse. , The valves of the heart wouldn’t close properly ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... tuition-free, accredited American online university, has announced today the launch of its Associates ... Nobel Laureate and President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel; ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Boston Children’s Hospital ... rehearse tough medical situations or practice tricky or rare procedures in an environment that ... the SIM Center is also available to inventors and “hackers” to develop and test ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Park Cities Pet Sitter has openings for both full-time ... 75205, 75206, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231 and 75235 zip codes. ... Plano, Preston Hollow and Park Cities areas of the Metroplex. Candidates must love ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Legacy Health is expanding its ... Efficient Works platform), after a highly successful initial proof of concept. The Portland, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016  As a teenager, an active and ... which damaged his heart. He continued enjoying sports and ... 2013, Shepherd,s heart was giving out and he was ... 20, 2013, the Mesa, Arizona ... Like a heart transplant, the SynCardia TAH-t is the ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK , a leader ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Iperia ... heart failure patients with access to diagnostic magnetic ... remote monitoring with daily automatic transmission and closed ... in response to physiological demands. ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... about the importance of extending care beyond the implant ... Scientific Sessions, May 4-7 in San Francisco ... tasked with continually delivering the highest quality of patient ... ensuring patients are cared for each and every tomorrow," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: