Scientists have long known lupus has a strong genetic component, but there also must be environmental triggers to activate the disease.
The federal grants will support the work of two OMRF scientists who are investigating different aspects of autoimmune disease: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D., and Joan Merrill, M.D.
While we celebrate mothers this weekend, scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are working constantly to protect them.
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Sjögren’s syndrome and more than 80 other disorders known as autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system becomes unbalanced and turns on the body instead of protecting it. Many of these illnesses strike women at much higher rates than men. OMRF physicians and researchers are looking for the […]
Goal: to deliver new and better treatment options to patients
The first project will focus on a new way to predict disease flares in lupus.