Conventional therapies do not sufficiently treat psoriasis patients, study suggests
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  March 1, 2017  
  Psoriasis  
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 Conventional therapies do not sufficiently treat psoriasis patients, study suggestsConventional therapies do not sufficiently treat psoriasis patients, study suggests
 
A substantial part of people, one in five, undergoing systemic treatment for psoriasis till have considerable problems with their disease.
 
 
 FDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasisFDA approves new drug to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection.
 
   Study opens way for targeted local treatments for patchy skin disordersStudy opens way for targeted local treatments for patchy skin disorders
 
With the aid of thousands of skin biopsies and over a hundred kilograms of skin, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have observed how two subgroups of immune cell behave in healthy skin.
 
   Scientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory diseaseScientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory disease
 
Institute scientists have revealed a potent inflammatory molecule released by dying cells triggers inflammation during necroptosis, a recently described form of cell death linked to inflammatory disease.
 
   Scientists discover that foot callouses can be linked to oesophageal cancerScientists discover that foot callouses can be linked to oesophageal cancer
 
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the oesophagus (gullet), a disease which affects more than 8000 people in the UK each year.
 
 Using spherical nucleic acids to track and treat disease
 
Using spherical nucleic acids to track and treat diseaseSpherical nucleic acids are structures that are made by taking a nanoparticle template and using chemistry to arrange short strands of DNA or RNA on the surface of those particles. The spherical core of the nanoparticle creates a spherical arrangement of DNA or RNA, similar to tiny little balls of nucleic acids.
 
 
 Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of females
 
Scientists explore role of salt and immune system in raising blood pressure of femalesMany of us have noted how our hands and feet swell after eating too much salt. Now scientists are exploring how high salt intake can also make cells throughout the body of females swell, rupture, dump their contents and die, triggering an immune reaction that contributes to chronic high blood pressure.