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First U.S. Psoriasis Registry to Track Drug Safety and Effectiveness

People with psoriasis and their health care providers will have the opportunity to participate in research that aims to improve treatments and disease outcomes when the first independent U.S. psoriasis registry begins recruiting patients in 2015.

Researchers Find Gene that Confirms Existence of Psoriatic Arthritis

Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) but not with psoriasis, in the largest study of PsA ever published.

Dermatitis Rise in Health Care Workers From Hand Washing Focus

A new study from The University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in health care workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections.

Licorice Extract Protects the Skin from UV-induced Stress

New research introduces a new plant-derived agent, which protects skin from the harmful effects of UV irradiation.

5 Myths of Redheads’ Skin Exposed

Many assume that redheaded skin is all the same, when in reality, it’s as varied as the person.

Secrets of Skin-based Immunity

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism by which immune cells in the skin function as the body's 'border control', revealing how these cells sense whether lipid molecules might indicate the presence of foreign invaders.

Identical Twins Key to Unlocking Rosacea?

Daniel Popkin, MD, and colleagues were awarded $25,000 by the NRS to study the facial microbiomes of identical twins in whom only one has rosacea.

Registration Open for World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference

July 2015 conference aims at increasing understanding of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in order to improve patient outcomes.

Melanoma Breakthrough: New Mechanism May Lead to Drug Resistance, Metastasis

A newly discovered mechanism—EphA2 protein activity—may lead to drug resistance and metastasis in melanoma patients. Researchers are investigating strategies to counteract this novel mechanism.

Epignetic Factors into Formation of Metastases in Malignant Skin Cancer

Until now, a melanoma's rampant growth was mainly attributed to genetic causes, however, researchers from the University of Zurich now reveal that so-called epigenetic factors play a role.

Taming the Tempest: Autoimmunity & Skin Effects of Lupus

Research and statistics have demonstrated a commonality in the link between autoimmune disease and the correlation of skin symptoms, which may greatly impact esthetic care.

Why Skin Care Products Work Sometimes, But Not Others

Why is it that a cosmeceutical works so well on one client for reducing wrinkles, redness and pore size, but does not work at all for another? The answer is bioavailability.

Free Radicals Might Not Be All Bad

Free radicals might not be all bad, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Andrew Chishold, PhD, and his fellow researchers found reactive oxygen species (ROS) to be beneficial to wound healing.

Scientists Find Potential Way to Block Sun-induced Skin Aging

A scientific team at UBC and Providence Health Care have genetically engineered mice with less wrinkled skin, despite repeated exposure to wrinkle-inducing ultraviolet (UV) light.

Eczema & Short Stature Link Not Found

Eczema was not associated overall with short stature in an analysis of data from several studies, according to a study published online by JAMA Dermatology.

Natural Selection Furthering Pale Skin Mutations

A piece of research has concluded that skin depigmentation in Europeans has taken place through an adaptive process furthered by natural selection.

Glycated Sugar: Why It Kills Skin and What to Do About It

To be direct: Sugar kills skin. It can turn an ivory-­smooth complexion into a lunar surface of wrinkled, crépey, irritated skin. And this can happen quickly.

Inflammatory Discovery Sheds Light on Psoriasis

Inflammatory skin diseases, such as psoriasis, may result from abnormal activation of cell death pathways previously believed to suppress inflammation, a surprise finding that could help to develop new ways of treating these diseases.

Neurodermatitus Aggravated by Bacterial Infections

The skin condition neurodermatitis affects nearly one in four children and also occurs frequently in adults.

Cellulite Revisited

The first thing skin care professionals must understand is that cellulite is not an issue related primarily to adipose (fat) tissue. It is a connective tissue disorder—not really a disease.

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