Medical research

Marshaling the body's own weapons against psoriasis

A three-character code brings relief to patients with psoriasis and sheds light on complex immunoregulation processes: IL-4, an abbreviation for the endogenous signaling molecule Interleukin 4. The substance's ability to ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Team finds gene that confirms existence of psoriatic arthritis

PsA is a common form of inflammatory form of arthritis causing pain and stiffness in joints and tendons that can lead to joint damage. Nearly all patients with PsA also have skin psoriasis and, in many cases, the skin disease ...

Immunology

New target for psoriasis treatment discovered

Researchers at King's College London have identified a new gene (PIM1), which could be an effective target for innovative treatments and therapies for the human autoimmune disease, psoriasis.

Medical research

Scientists discover molecule triggers sensation of itch

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health report they have discovered in mouse studies that a small molecule released in the spinal cord triggers a process that is later experienced in the brain as the sensation of ...

Inflammatory disorders

Patient-reported outcome measures may aid psoriasis treatment

(HealthDay)—The use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to complement clinician-reported outcomes (CROs) may yield important information for assessing disease severity and guiding treatment of psoriasis, according ...

Inflammatory disorders

Factors linked to development of pediatric psoriasis identified

(HealthDay)—Atopic dermatitis, a family history of psoriasis, and skin viral and bacterial infection and fungal infections in early life are associated with pediatric psoriasis development, according to a study published ...

page 2 from 28