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Genomic testing could speed research on skin disease and bring new drugs to patients faster

In an ideal world, the newest and most effective drugs for chronic inflammatory conditions would immediately help everyone who took them. Unfortunately, ...

More than 1 billion people are at risk for this skin disease: Have you heard of it?

Graduate student at USC’s Spatial Sciences Institute wants to boost awareness for a disease caused by a parasitic flea ...

Got eczema? It may just be bad evolutionary luck, study finds

genetic variant associated strongly with eczema may be a random artifact of evolution, study finds ... Full story

Global health organizations launch first-ever worldwide database on psoriasis, following WHO recommendation

WHO reveals knowledge gaps on psoriasis: prevalence estimates vary from 0.09% to 11.4%. In response, three partner organizations will create first-ever global epidemiological psoriasis database. The Global Psoriasis Atlas will be a catalyst for psoriasis research, policy and healthcare provision worldwide. ... Full story

Hope for patients with hair loss: Arthritis drug spurs regrowth

By Ziba Kashef Researchers at Yale and Stanford have provided the most conclusive evidence to date that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can also be used to ... Full story

Research Finally Reveals Reason for Perplexing Red Skin Disease

Promising new drug for painful, disfiguring skin symptoms ... Full story

How a particular gene protects against psoriasis

There is currently no cure for the skin disease psoriasis. However, in a new study conducted at Karolinska Institutet and published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists show that the miR-146a gene can be a “chronicity factor” , that mediate the resolution of inflammation and may prevent the disease from becoming chronic. ... Full story

Can't stand the heat? Study reveals how we work out if we're too hot

With temperatures set to soar across the UK, our ability to detect and avoid places that are too warm will be vital for regulating our body temperature. However, until now, little was known about the molecular mechanisms responsible for detecting warmth in the sensory neurons of our skin. ... Full story

Cancer-fighting therapy shows promise as treatment to speed up wound healing

Findings could someday help the 6.5 million Americans with chronic wounds ... Full story

Harvesting seaweed to make skin from the sea

Researchers from the South Coast of NSW are hoping to develop new treatments for burns and wounds, by using the most plentiful resource at their fingertips – the sea. ... Full story

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