LUPUS AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH & DRUG If you know of OR you are conducting Australian lupus research, please do not hesitate to let us know.
LUPUS RESEARCH SURVEY - ‘Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences’ AUSTRALIA-WIDE. Deadline - 20 July, 2014. Lupus People living in Australia, we need your help to complete a simple lupus survey that will take less than 5 minutes to complete. No names or personal details are required. It’s completely anonymous and participation is voluntary. Jessie Hu, researcher from ‘Elizabeth Blackburn School of Sciences’ is conducting a survey on lupus “What are the potential causes and possible prevalent symptoms associated with the autoimmune disease, lupus, and do certain causes lead to specific symptoms?” The research explores potential causes of lupus, determining if a particular symptom is a direct result of a potential cause. The method of research is a scientific survey consisting of questions that involve lupus symptoms and possible lifestyle, environmental and demographic causes. You will be provided with the questions and boxes with options for you to tick, as well as space to submit answers dependent on the individual. Participant data will be used solely for research purposes which will be collated and analysed to draw on leads and connections regarding the nature of lupus, specifically symptoms and causes for the formulation of a report. A summary of results and findings will feature in Lupus Foundation’s newsletter. Lupus Foundation encourages EVERYONE with lupus in Australia to contribute to the research /survey. The more that contribute the greater the accuracy in the research as it will appeal to and increase viability due to its relation with the wider population rather than the minority and hence the information collected will be of more importance and be of a greater contribution. If you wish to participate, please ‘click on’ the link http://bit.ly/1sntSa6 OR you can download the hardcopy version 'below' and mail it.
1. Associate Professor David Tarlinton - Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Discovering how
antibody-producing B cells are regulated & why disease-causing antibodies accumulate in lupus. 2. Professor Fabienne Mackay & Dr. Fabien Vincent - Monash University 3. Dr. Simon Jiang - John Curtin School of Medical Research To identify genetic mutations in patients with lupus and demonstrating how these mutations disrupt normal immune function. 4. Invion INV103 - Lupus Trial Drug Phase II