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 identifies 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis, eczema

Study identifies 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis, eczema

Anti-inflammatory mediator may play key role in wound healing

Anti-inflammatory mediator may play key role in wound healing

Researchers identify a new way to prevent skin reactions in cancer patients

Researchers identify a new way to prevent skin reactions in cancer patients

Psoriasis patients taking immunosuppressants have high COVID-19 survival rates

Psoriasis patients taking immunosuppressants have high COVID-19 survival rates

Scientists discover key enzyme involved in the development of autoimmune diseases

Scientists discover key enzyme involved in the development of autoimmune diseases

Researchers report the discovery of innate immune signaling pathway in fibroblasts

Researchers report the discovery of innate immune signaling pathway in fibroblasts

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

Scientists discover new method to retrieve lost single-cell RNA-sequencing information

NIH launches new study to streamline COVID-19 treatments for larger clinical studies

NIH launches new study to streamline COVID-19 treatments for larger clinical studies

New efficacies of Ganoderma lucidum as anti-inflammatory agent for the skin

New efficacies of Ganoderma lucidum as anti-inflammatory agent for the skin

Biodegradable microneedle patch for local therapeutic gene delivery

Biodegradable microneedle patch for local therapeutic gene delivery

Variations in inflammatory gene increase the risk of obesity

Variations in inflammatory gene increase the risk of obesity

Study shows effectiveness of UV-C light for killing COVID-19 on N95 respirators

Study shows effectiveness of UV-C light for killing COVID-19 on N95 respirators

Psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients, study reveals

Psoriatic arthritis may be activated by the same trigger in different patients, study reveals

Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Study finds increased risk of serious complications in children taking oral steroids

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia tied to stress-induced changes in the immune system

Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia tied to stress-induced changes in the immune system

Scientists develop method for producing anti-inflammatory substances with controlled quality

Scientists develop method for producing anti-inflammatory substances with controlled quality

Scientists identify genetic risk factors underlying penicillin allergy

Scientists identify genetic risk factors underlying penicillin allergy

Pregnant mother's immune conditions linked to behavioral, emotional problems in children with autism

Pregnant mother's immune conditions linked to behavioral, emotional problems in children with autism

Reelin inhibition may be effective for treating multiple sclerosis

Reelin inhibition may be effective for treating multiple sclerosis