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Health system fails to prepare patients for reality of psoriatic arthritis

In a new University of Manchester study, people with psoriatic arthritis have told researchers about the condition’s deeply damaging mental effects and ...

Medicare Patients Have Low Adherence to Biologic Drug Therapy for Psoriasis

Penn study hints that patient out-of-pocket costs are a factor ... Full story

Penn Medicine Study Uncovers New Pathways that Control Skin Tanning and Lightening

Results Could Lead to Development of Treatments that Tan or Lighten Skin without UV Radiation or Toxic Bleaching Agents ... Full story

Research opens new treatment strategies for specific form of Psoriasis

​ Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease that is characterized by patches of abnormal and inflamed skin. It is generally thought to have a genetic origin, which can be further triggered by environmental factors. People with specific mutations in the CARD14 gene have a high probability of developing psoriasis. A VIB/UGent research team now reveals the molecular signaling mechanism by which mutations in CARD14 lead to increased inflammation in patients with psoriasis. The results are published in the prestigious journal EMBO Reports. ... Full story

New technique created for imaging cells and tissues under the skin

A team of scientists has developed the first technique for viewing cells and tissues in three dimensions under the skin. The work could improve diagnosis and treatment for some forms of cancer and blindness. ... Full story

Stanford scientists develop new technique for imaging cells and tissues under the skin

A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists developed the first technique for viewing cells and tissues in three dimensions under the skin. The work could improve diagnosis and treatment for some forms of cancer and blindness. ... Full story

Apothecary Cabinet under the Skin

New method enables storage and controlled release of pharmaceutical substances in the body ... Full story

DKTK Essen: Dangerous Merkel cell skin carcinoma exposed

by AM - Merkel cell carcinoma are one of the most dangerous skin carcinoma types. However, the human immune defense system often fails to recognize them as cancer cells. Scientists at the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) have now found a way to make the tumor visible to the immune system. Present therapies could thereby become a lot more effective. ... Full story

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