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 a chronic inflammatory skin condition with a complex pathophysiology and significant genetic background.

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Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

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EULAR Patient Research Partners join in new research project to advance treatment of psoriatic arthritis

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers use NMR spectroscopy to map the structure of specific nanobody

NYU Abu Dhabi researchers use NMR spectroscopy to map the structure of specific nanobody

Switching to a balanced diet restores gut health and suppresses skin inflammation

Switching to a balanced diet restores gut health and suppresses skin inflammation

MSU research reveals how the skin's immune cells organize themselves to ward off intruders

MSU research reveals how the skin's immune cells organize themselves to ward off intruders

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Methotrexate users fail to achieve adequate immune response to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

New therapeutic approach developed to treat psoriatic arthritis

New therapeutic approach developed to treat psoriatic arthritis

People taking anti-inflammatory drug mount a weaker immune response to COVID-19 vaccine

People taking anti-inflammatory drug mount a weaker immune response to COVID-19 vaccine

Direct action of SARS-CoV-2 on organs may lead to exacerbated inflammatory response in pediatric patients

Direct action of SARS-CoV-2 on organs may lead to exacerbated inflammatory response in pediatric patients

New electromechanical device can help detect skin disorders non-invasively

New electromechanical device can help detect skin disorders non-invasively

Shared genetic architecture between COVID-19 severity and other health conditions

Shared genetic architecture between COVID-19 severity and other health conditions

Little evidence for mRNA COVID-19 vaccine-associated thrombocytopenia, suggests new FDA study

Little evidence for mRNA COVID-19 vaccine-associated thrombocytopenia, suggests new FDA study

Researchers uncover differences in itch mechanisms

Researchers uncover differences in itch mechanisms

Certain immune cells unexpectedly change their behavior to cause psoriasis lesions

Certain immune cells unexpectedly change their behavior to cause psoriasis lesions

New clinical trial to test possible therapeutics for COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

New clinical trial to test possible therapeutics for COVID-19 in hospitalized patients

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An Introduction to the Benefits of the Skin Trust Club

Study discovers harmful inflammatory protein in patients with symptomatic tuberculosis

Study discovers harmful inflammatory protein in patients with symptomatic tuberculosis

Imbalance in gut microbiota could play a key role in progression of inflammatory skin disorder

Imbalance in gut microbiota could play a key role in progression of inflammatory skin disorder

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Patient support program for painful conditions may also help avoid use of risky opioids

Celastrol shows potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity

Celastrol shows potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity