Lupus Research Institute Unveils First $1 Million Research Grants to
Studies Address Fundamental Questions in Immunology, with Broad Application Across Autoimmune Diseases
The first recipients of the new Distinguished Innovator Awards will present their winning studies at the upcoming 12th annual Lupus Research Institute Scientific Conference, “Forum for Discovery” October 22-23 in NYC. The first $1 million privately funded international awards were created to find the most novel and innovative research to discover the basic underlying causes of lupus that can drive to prevention and a cure. Addressing fundamental questions in immunology, both studies hold broad implications for a host of other autoimmune diseases affecting millions.
Drs. Ann Marshak-Rothstein at University of Massachusetts Medical School and Greg Barton at University of California, Berkeley each zeroed in on the same family of proteins called Toll-like receptors (TLRs) as key in triggering the immune system to attack itself.
Which Toll-like Receptor is Responsible?
Forum for Discovery – Premier U.S. Scientific Conference in Lupus
Check for LRI’s next e-newsletter and website news for a detailed summary of the Forum for Discovery presentations and discussion.
The LRI: Closing in on the Cause, Going for the Cure
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