Breakthrough treatments for accelerated wound healing summarized
Patients who undergo skin injuries endure hospital stays, infection and/or succumb to death; therefore, advances in wound healing aim to improve clinical practices underlying macroscale healing to effectively intervene in ...
Jun 6, 2023 feature
Study helps explain what drives psoriasis severity and offers clues as to how disease may spread to other body parts
Beneath and beyond the reddish, flaky lesions that form in the skin of those with psoriasis, mild and severe forms of the disease can be told apart by the activity of key cells and signaling pathways, a new study shows.
Jun 2, 2023
NLRP12 as a new drug target for infection, inflammation and hemolytic diseases
Infections and other diseases can cause red blood cells to rupture, releasing the oxygen-binding molecule hemoglobin, which breaks down into heme. Free heme can cause significant inflammation and organ damage, leading to ...
Jun 1, 2023
Atopic dermatitis tied to higher venous thromboembolism risk
Atopic dermatitis (AD) in adulthood is associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a study published online May 31 in JAMA Dermatology.
Jun 1, 2023
Scientists find treatment for rare genetic skin disorder
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues have identified genomic variants that cause a rare and severe inflammatory skin disorder, known as disabling pansclerotic morphea, and have found a potential ...
May 31, 2023
Study reveals way to predict side-effect risk from common immune suppressant medication
A major new study has found a method to identify people who may experience blood, kidney, or liver related side effects from methotrexate, the most commonly used immune-suppressing medicine with 1.3 million users in the UK.
May 30, 2023
Summer thunderstorms can leave asthma-sufferers breathless
As the weather heats up, many are looking forward to getting outside for some fun in the sun. But for asthma-sufferers, the summer season can present dangerous conditions through asthma triggers that many are unaware of, ...
May 25, 2023
Microscopic colitis and the risk of acute pancreatitis
In a nationwide Swedish study of more than 12,000 patients with microscopic colitis (MC), researchers from Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet found an increased risk of acute pancreatitis compared to ...
May 24, 2023
Protein complex mediates protection against intestinal autoinflammation
A new study by Prof. Eran Elinav's lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science got an unexpected boost from the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. In the wake of this accord, Elinav was invited to a ...
May 22, 2023
Study may explain why high-sugar diets can worsen IBD
Excess sugar hampers cells that renew the colon's lining in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new study by University of Pittsburgh scientists.
May 22, 2023
Study reveals novel action mechanism of corticosteroids in combating inflammation caused by COVID-19
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a class of corticosteroids called glucocorticoids (GCs) has become established as one of the main treatment options, especially for severe cases, thanks to their anti-inflammatory ...
May 18, 2023
Non-antibiotic treatment for women with persistent acne shown to be effective
A team of researchers led by the University of Southampton has shown that a cheap and readily available drug, used to treat high blood pressure, could help the thousands of women who suffer from persistent acne.
May 17, 2023
Short-chain fatty acids reduce inflammation in the lungs of older mice
The gut microbial community structure—communities of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in the intestines—influences the inflammatory response in the lungs of aging mice, according to researchers from the Institute ...
May 17, 2023
Machine learning algorithms for diagnostic and therapeutic evaluation for atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory disease most commonly seen in children and adults. The condition seriously affects patients' quality of life. Its prevalence rate worldwide is 7%–30% in children and 1%–10% ...
May 17, 2023
Moving from distressed areas to better-resourced neighborhoods improves kids' asthma, finds study
Children whose families participated in a program that helped them move from distressed neighborhoods to areas with lower rates of poverty and better public resources like schools and parks experienced significant improvements ...
May 16, 2023
People with alopecia found to have higher risk for inflammatory arthritis
Alopecia areata (AA) is associated with a higher risk for inflammatory arthritis, according to a study published online April 28 in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.
May 15, 2023
FDA panel recommends approval of first nasal spray to combat severe allergy attacks
Outside advisors for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted Thursday to recommend approval of Neffy, the first epinephrine nasal spray for severe allergic reactions.
May 12, 2023
Learning from bats to fight inflammation in humans
By studying the unusual ability of bats to host viruses without significant illness, scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School have discovered a protein that could unlock new strategies for fighting inflammatory diseases in humans.
May 11, 2023