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2010-03-08 08:23:19

Gene linked to eosinophilic esophagitis plays key role in inflammation Pediatrics researchers have identified the first major gene location responsible for a severe, often painful type of food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). In this disease, which may cause weight loss, vomiting, heartburn and swallowing difficulties, a patient may be unable to eat a wide variety of foods. After performing a genome-wide association study, the study team found EoE was linked to a region of...

2010-03-04 13:00:00

Dermatologists can help identify allergens linked to this skin condition MIAMI, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Itchy irritated skin can leave some people scratching their heads trying to determine the cause of this bothersome condition. What did they touch? Is it just dry skin gone awry? Are they allergic to something in their home or workplace? The answers to these questions could require not only a little detective work, but the help of a dermatologist who can diagnose and treat the...

2010-03-03 08:12:00

REHOVOT, Israel, and SAN DIEGO, California, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Foamix Ltd., (Foamix), a leading developer of topical foams for dermatological and gynecological use, and Therapeutics Inc. (TI), an innovative drug development company, announced today a joint venture that will focus on developing new prescription medicated foam formulations and demonstrating their safety and efficacy. The partnership will accelerate the development of value-added foam formulations for the...

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2010-01-25 14:10:50

Allergies and asthma are a continuing health problem in most developed countries, but just how do these ailments develop over the course of a childhood? In a population-based study designed to help answer this question, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) found that 40 per cent "“ or two of five -- of nearly 5,000 two-year-olds had at least one reported allergy-related disorder. The most common symptom was wheezing, which was reported in 26 per cent...

2009-12-02 06:03:00

LUND, Sweden, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- DermaGen AB - part of the Karolinska Development dermatology and wound healing company "Pergamum" - today announced that Dermagen AB has received promising results from a clinical Phase I/IIa study. DermaGen AB is developing a novel antimicrobial peptide (AMP) treatment for atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease where dry skin and the skin's weakened barrier function make patients susceptible to colonization by...

2009-11-20 14:40:23

Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen and the Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM) of Technische Universität Mnchen have discovered a new type of immune cells - the Th22 cells - which can protect the body against inflammation and aid in tissue repair. In the current online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Dr. Stefanie Eyerich and Dr. Kilian Eyerich together with their colleagues from Imperial College London and Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata in Rome, present...

2009-11-17 11:28:46

A new type of immune cell that can be out of control in certain chronic inflammatory diseases, worsening the symptoms of conditions like psoriasis and asthma, is described for the first time this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London, the Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata in Rome and the Center of Allergy and Environment (ZAUM) in Munich, hope their discovery could lead to new treatments for these diseases that would bring the...

2009-10-06 14:02:51

Vaccination can lower children's risk of allergy. Cathleen Muche-Borowski and her coauthors present a clinical practice guideline for allergy prevention in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106[39]: 625-31). Allergic diseases are becoming increasingly common in Western industrialized countries. As there is still no etiologically based treatment of allergic asthma, hay fever, or atopic eczema, the prevention of these...

2009-08-11 09:56:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC BB: PVCT) reports on its year-to-date clinical and corporate accomplishments in a letter to shareholders from Craig Dees, Ph.D., CEO of Provectus. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/pvct/39628/ Dear Shareholders: I am pleased to report that 2009 has already been a year of continued progress and excitement for Provectus. Our clinical trials for both PV-10 and...

2009-08-03 09:16:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Known medically as atopic dermatitis (AD), eczema is characterized by dry, itchy skin and rashes.(1) Scratching the affected area of skin may result in redness, swelling, scaling, cracking, weeping of clear fluid, and crusting of the skin.(2) Immuno-modulators called topical calcineurin (cal-SEE-nur-in) inhibitors (TCIs) can be effective treatments for patients with mild, moderate or severe eczema(3) who fail to respond adequately to first-line prescription...


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