Genetics

Gene variant links trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome

A new NDORMS study, published in The Lancet Rheumatology, has found a genetic variant that increases the risk of both carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, and opens the door for new therapies that involve blocking the ...

Inflammatory disorders

Smoking is causally associated with psoriasis risk

Smoking, but not alcohol consumption, is causally associated with psoriasis, according to a study published online June 28 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Genetics

Novel gene for Alzheimer's disease in women identified

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 5.8 million individuals in the U.S. Scientists have discovered some genetic variants that increase ...

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