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Genetics

Discovery of gene defect for allergy and autoimmune diseases

An international team led by a physician from the Karl Landsteiner University for Health Sciences, Krems, describes for the first time a mutation of the IL-33 gene in the human genome that results in multiple allergic disease ...

Medications

Just one in three people with gout prescribed preventative medication

Just one in three patients with gout in the U.K. received preventative medication within a year of diagnosis, new research has found. The study is published today in The Lancet Regional Health—Europe by researchers from ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Risk for ectopic pregnancy increased for women with psoriasis

Women with psoriasis have a significantly increased risk for ectopic pregnancy (EP), which is highest for those with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, according to a study published in the June issue of JAAD International.

Medical research

'Growing end' of inflammation discovered

Redness, swelling and pain are signs of inflammation. It serves to protect the body from pathogens and foreign substances. Researchers from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne were able to show that inflammatory reactions ...

Neuroscience

Discovery reveals blocking inflammation may lead to chronic pain

Using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, according to researchers from McGill University and colleagues in Italy. Their research puts into question ...