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:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often important to take certain ... inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for ... lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn on a light when taking ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The International Association of Eating ... excellence for the field of eating disorders, announces the opening of early registration ... Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate. , The annual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, ... ... School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, ... professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton ... staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on ... Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to host ... items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness for ... The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/12/2017)... 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading platform for environmental, social ... annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report ... based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 data points across the ... ... ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... 2017  ValGenesis Inc., the global leader in ... to announce the appointment of Dr. Ajaz ... of Directors and Chairman of Advisory Board beginning ... companies to manage their entire validation lifecycle process ... this process. Furthermore, ValGenesis VLMS enables rigorous compliance, ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 8, 2017 ... largest independent supplier of medical equipment, supplies, drugs, ... that it has entered into an agreement to acquire ... surgical equipment based in Holtsville, New York ... which specializes in supplying new and emerging medical practices, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: