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Lupus Therapeutics Announces Partnership to Support the Evaluation of Natural Killer (NK) Cell Therapy in Lupus Nephritis

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Research  that provided much of the foundation for the development of CAR-T cell therapy, the first-generation cell therapy approach currently in clinical development, for lupus was funded in part by the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Lupus Innovation Award grant in 2014 to Marko Radic, Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Lupus Therapeutics, and… Read More

Cart T-Cell Therapy Offers New Hope for Treating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Patients

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New advances in CAR T-cell treatment have demonstrated a successful approach for long-term remission of lupus–or even a permanent cure. Researchers led by Dr. Rita Kansal at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis began evaluating the idea of using CAR T-cell therapy for lupus by creating two different Lupus disease models in… Read More

UTHSC to conduct vaccination outreach in 6 rural counties

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The University of Tennessee’s nursing school has received a grant to conduct COVID-19 vaccination outreach in six rural counties in the state. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing said Monday it has received more than $76,000 to help improve vaccination rates in rural and underserved communities in Benton, Fentress, Hardin, Lawrence,… Read More