Pivotal Findings on Autoimmune Disease Shared at LRI Forum
Lupus Alliance of America—October 26, 2012
The 12th annual Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Scientific Conference "Forum for Discovery" brought together more than 60 of the country's top experts in the field to focus their talent on addressing the critical questions in the autoimmune disease lupus. LRI-funded investigators presented new findings on a broad range of topics including genetic factors that predispose certain individuals to lupus, how the lupus immune system turns against the body, and novel approaches to treat the disease.
New insight into how the brain talks to the immune system to suppress inflammation in lupus was shared by Dr. Jane Salmon at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Salmon's discovery may lead to a whole new approach to lupus treatment.