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Are researchers close to a cure? Well, they're closer than you think

Research into a cure for lupus is growing. A recent study published in the 2018 issue of the Journal Science has found new evidence that supports the relationship of gut bacteria to autoimmune conditions like lupus. This finding might bring researchers closer to a cure, not only for lupus but for other autoimmune conditions.  Yale University researchers said that targeting this specific bacteria with an antibiotic or vaccine may treat the autoimmune reaction of the body.

Findings in this research jumpstarted from a related study conducted in 2014. This study has also uncovered a link between specific kinds of gut bacteria and autoimmune diseases including lupus.