New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patients
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  May 11, 2017  
  Dermatology  
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 New studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patientsNew studies uncover socioeconomic disparities linked to health of lupus patients
 
Two new studies have uncovered socioeconomic disparities related to the health of patients with lupus.
 
 
 Scientists identify how key skin barrier protein drives development of eczemaScientists identify how key skin barrier protein drives development of eczema
 
Scientists have uncovered evidence that a deficiency in the skin's barrier is key to triggering eczema. The team at Newcastle University, in collaboration with scientists at Stiefel, a GSK company, have identified how a key skin barrier protein called filaggrin impacts on other proteins and pathways in the skin, which in turn drive the development of eczema.
 
   New technique could lead to better and faster diagnoses of life-threatening melanomasNew technique could lead to better and faster diagnoses of life-threatening melanomas
 
The fight against skin cancer just got a new weapon. For years, melanoma researchers have studied samples that were considered uniform in size and color, making them easier to examine by more conventional means.
 
   Researchers discover new defense mechanism against bacteria during wound healingResearchers discover new defense mechanism against bacteria during wound healing
 
Researchers in dermatology at Lund University in Sweden believe they have cracked the mystery of why we are able to quickly prevent an infection from spreading uncontrollably in the body during wounding. They believe this knowledge may be of clinical significance for developing new ways to counteract bacteria.
 
   Cosmetic makers harness microbiome to help treat skin conditionsCosmetic makers harness microbiome to help treat skin conditions
 
Cosmetic companies have started developing and selling products designed to harness the skin microbiome to help treat a range of skin conditions from acne to eczema.
 
 How does acne affect self-confidence?
 
How does acne affect self-confidence?Three in five teenagers surveyed by the British Skin Foundation reported ‘a fall in self-confidence’ as the biggest impact that acne has on their lives. From my experience as a dermatologist I find that those with acne can often feel unsupported, socially isolated and become withdrawn.
 
 
 Researchers identify cells that drive autoimmune disease
 
Researchers identify cells that drive autoimmune diseaseResearchers at National Jewish Health have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis.
 
 
 What Causes Conjunctivitis?
 
What Causes Conjunctivitis?Conjunctivitis has a number of potential causes. It can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, allergies, and chemical or mechanical irritation.
 
 
 UT Southwestern researchers uncover mechanism linked to balding and hair graying
 
UT Southwestern researchers uncover mechanism linked to balding and hair grayingUT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray - findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair graying.
 
 
 Study findings could help identify treatments for balding and hair graying
 
Study findings could help identify treatments for balding and hair grayingResearchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered the cells that are directly responsible for hair growth and the mechanism that causes gray hair. The study results could help in identifying feasible treatments for balding and hair graying.