Study: Protein known to play key role in psoriasis can be blocked without posing risk to patients
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  October 31, 2017  
  Psoriasis  
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 Study: Protein known to play key role in psoriasis can be blocked without posing risk to patientsStudy: Protein known to play key role in psoriasis can be blocked without posing risk to patients
 
A protein known to play a significant role in the development of psoriasis can be prevented from functioning without posing a risk to patients, scientists at King's College London have found.
 
 
 Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune diseaseStudy provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease
 
Phospholipids - fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells - make up almost half of the dry weight of cells, but when it comes to autoimmune diseases, their role has largely been overlooked.
 
   New treatment reduces disease burden in patients with rare dermatologic conditionNew treatment reduces disease burden in patients with rare dermatologic condition
 
A new treatment for a rare and often incurable condition called dermatomyositis (DM) reduced the severity of the disease in patients whose DM was resistant to other therapies.
 
   Are Tattoos Safe?Are Tattoos Safe?
 
A tattoo is a mark made on the body that is indelible and created by the insertion of ink into the dermis, the deeper layer of the skin, with a needle. The result is a permanent change in the pigmentation of the skin at the point of injection. Using multiple injections leads to the formation of a tattooed image of any desired shape and size.
 
 Study discovers new genetic risk loci linked to children's food allergies
 
Study discovers new genetic risk loci linked to children's food allergiesWhat role do genes play in egg, milk, and nut allergies? A study published in Nature Communications, led by the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, has found five genetic risk loci that point to the importance of skin and mucous membrane barriers and the immune system in the development of food allergies.
 
 
 Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettes
 
Findings suggest e-cigarettes may be just as bad as traditional cigarettesE-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.