Our Community Blog features new studies, research highlights, updates on remission stories and other interesting snippets. Please note that opinions shared in Blog posts do not necessarily reflect those of The Foundation.

Researchers Identify Bacterial Biofilm in the Gut as Possible Lupus Trigger

Adding to the growing body of scientific evidence pointing to bacteria as a causative agent of rheumatic diseases, a ground-breaking study, led by researchers at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM), in Philadelphia, was published in the journal, Immunity, on June 16th, 2015. By using mice that are genetically-prone to lupus, the Temple researchers were able to provoke the… Read more »

Becoming Your Own Best Advocate

When you’ve just received a life-altering diagnosis, it’s common to be shocked and dismayed at the array of powerful drugs that may have been presented as the only options for treatment. If you’ve been unwell for some time, it’s possible that you’ve exhausted a number of drug options, because they no longer work or they… Read more »