July 23 is a big day for Lupus patients – a new target for treatment has been identified. International attention was placed on the disease today in two articles. “Drugs for Treating Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Global Markets” emphasized the growing number of Lupus patients year-by-year, and an article co-authored by AMPEL co-founder Dr. Peter Lipsky unveiled a novel pathway that could be targeted by drugs in development by pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Dr. Lipsky coordinated the scientific study published today in Science Translational Medicine, between his Charlottesville office and Peking Union Medical Center University in Beijing. Dr. Lipsky’s article was highlighted on the cover of the July 23 edition with a photograph of a growling wolf, a long-time symbol of this terrible disease.