Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease that results from the overproduction of skin cells, resulting in their accumulation on the surface of the skin, which causes red, scaly plaques that may itch and bleed. It is estimated that approximately 7.5 million Americans and nearly 3 percent of the world's population are living with psoriasis and nearly one-quarter of those people have cases that are considered moderate to severe.
What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis represents chronic inflammatory skin condition with complex pathophysiology and significant genetic background. This disease is characterized by erythematous, scaling lesions that exhibit variable patterns and distribution, as well as different clinical phenotypes. Psoriasis can significantly influence the quality of life and usually requires lifetime control.

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Study uncovers dual role for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease

Study uncovers dual role for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease

siRNA-based treatment can reduce psoriasis symptoms

siRNA-based treatment can reduce psoriasis symptoms

Newly identified gene biomarker can distinguish atopic dermatitis and psoriasis with excellent accuracy

Newly identified gene biomarker can distinguish atopic dermatitis and psoriasis with excellent accuracy

High-resolution TB-PET/CT scanner reveals complete picture of systemic inflammatory arthritis

High-resolution TB-PET/CT scanner reveals complete picture of systemic inflammatory arthritis

National Psoriasis Foundation announces $3.28 million in research grants and fellowships

National Psoriasis Foundation announces $3.28 million in research grants and fellowships

2021 health plans granted leeway to limit consumers’ benefit from drug coupons

2021 health plans granted leeway to limit consumers’ benefit from drug coupons

Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics by Exploiting Structure in Spherical Nucleic Acids

Developing Vaccines and Therapeutics by Exploiting Structure in Spherical Nucleic Acids

New microscopy technique can be used to study the progression of wound healing

New microscopy technique can be used to study the progression of wound healing

Corrona Psoriasis Registry to present studies at AAD Virtual Meeting Experience

Corrona Psoriasis Registry to present studies at AAD Virtual Meeting Experience

Georgia State researcher receives $1.95 million NIH grant to study cause of autoimmunity

Georgia State researcher receives $1.95 million NIH grant to study cause of autoimmunity

Study uncovers link between psoriasis and joint disease

Study uncovers link between psoriasis and joint disease

Trial results show efficacy of netakimab for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Trial results show efficacy of netakimab for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Psoriasis has more impact on patients' mental health than their skin symptoms

Psoriasis has more impact on patients' mental health than their skin symptoms

Researchers develop novel method to diagnose and monitor autoimmune disorders

Researchers develop novel method to diagnose and monitor autoimmune disorders

Biologic drug can help treat contact dermatitis

Biologic drug can help treat contact dermatitis

Human to Labskin Skin Models for Dermatology Research

Human to Labskin Skin Models for Dermatology Research

Researchers show basic lymphatic vessel functionality is the same in mice and humans

Researchers show basic lymphatic vessel functionality is the same in mice and humans

Many phase II trials overestimate drug efficacy, pose a barrier in drug licensing

Many phase II trials overestimate drug efficacy, pose a barrier in drug licensing

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Lipid aids healing of scratches on the cornea

Study unravels molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases

Study unravels molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases