Atopic Eczema Explained: One Size Doesn’t Fit all

Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives. Doctors and patients have long known that the itchy skin condition can affect people in many different ways. Now, Professor Sara Brown from the University [...]

By |2017-12-01T12:30:24+00:00December 1st, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that people with psoriasis that covers 10 per cent of their body or [...]

By |2017-12-01T12:24:05+00:00December 1st, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Molecular Taxonomy for Hair Disorders Discovered

Two decades ago, oncologists realised that molecular biologists could see medically important differences between tumours that looked identical to pathologists. Molecular biologists could read information in the genome to improve the precision of diagnoses, guide treatment strategies, and improve health outcomes. Now, a research team from Columbia University has taken the first steps toward bringing [...]

By |2017-12-01T12:02:08+00:00December 1st, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Vaccinating Against Psoriasis and Allergies a Possibility

Research from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford has shown how combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists led by Dundee’s Dr John Foerster and Oxford’s Professor Martin Bachmann, were able to take the [...]

By |2017-11-10T13:11:42+00:00November 10th, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Study Explores the Seasonality of Hair Loss

A new British Journal of Dermatology study explores the relationship between seasonality and hair loss at a population level using Google Trends data. Across all eight countries analysed in the study, summer and autumn were associated with greater hair loss. The findings support previous studies that were constrained by small sample sizes or homogeneous populations [...]

By |2017-11-10T13:10:08+00:00November 10th, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Scientists to Develop Antimicrobial Bandages to Treat Wound Infections

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have been awarded £1.2 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop a new type of bandage to treat infections without the use of antibiotics in order to help tackle antimicrobial resistance. The funding will support a new partnership, which includes clinicians and industry, who will work together [...]

By |2017-11-10T13:09:25+00:00November 10th, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Margins Developed for Skin Removal Around Suspicious Moles

By carefully tracing a line of at least two millimetres outside of and around the edges of a mole that is suspected of being a cancer, doctors can remove all of its cells and avert the need for a second surgery. The recommendation for such a tightly-defined surgical margin is the result of a study [...]

By |2017-10-09T10:15:20+00:00October 9th, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Smokers Twice as Likely to Develop Debilitating Skin Disease

Tobacco smokers are twice as likely to develop a debilitating skin disease, according to new research recently published in the British Journal of Dermatology. Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic and recurring inflammatory disease of the hair follicles, which causes a mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus, and scarring. It is estimated to affect [...]

By |2017-10-09T10:14:17+00:00October 9th, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Smart Bandage Could Promote Better, Faster Healing

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have designed a smart bandage that could eventually heal chronic wounds or battlefield injuries with every fibre of its being. The bandage consists of electrically conductive fibres coated in a gel that can be individually loaded with infection-fighting antibiotics, tissue-regenerating growth factors, painkillers or [...]

By |2017-10-09T10:12:50+00:00October 9th, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments

Pregnancy Protein Shows Potential for Treating Eczema

A protein which protects the foetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G is a protein that interacts with specific cell receptors to inhibit immune responses. The protein is best known for its role in protecting the fetus from attack by its mother’s immune [...]

By |2017-08-18T10:29:43+00:00August 18th, 2017|Dermatology|0 Comments
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