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2008-11-10 18:00:05

Research findings presented at the 2008 American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Scientific Meeting revealed a significant cost savings associated with allergy immunotherapy (IT) in children with allergic rhinitis (AR). This pioneering study, supported by Greer, was summarized during an oral presentation by Cheryl Hankin, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer of BioMedEcon and principal investigator of the study, at the ACAAI meeting, held Nov. 6-11 in Seattle, Wash....

2008-11-07 09:00:25

BioCis Pharma, a privately-held drug development company, has initiated Phase IIa clinical testing of ProtoCure emulsion cream, the company's novel topical drug for dermatology. The double-blind, vehicle-controlled study is designed to evaluate the tolerability and efficacy of the topical product in a total of 18 subjects with mild to moderate forms of atopic dermatitis. The subjects will apply ProtoCure emulsion cream up to four weeks to the skin areas affected by the disease. Lasse...

2008-10-31 09:00:28

Welichem Biotech, a development-stage biopharmaceutical company, has announced positive results from its Phase IIa clinical trial of its drug candidate, WBI-1001, a new, non-steroid, topical cream treatment for atopic dermatitis. In the trial, two concentrations (0.5% and 1%) of WBI-1001 were tested against the placebo. Both WBI-1001 cream concentrations were superior to placebo in deceasing atopic dermatitis (AD) and showed an excellent safety profile. This clinical Phase IIa trial for...

2008-10-30 03:00:13

Provectus Pharmaceuticals has successfully completed its Phase I clinical trial of PV-10 in the treatment of recurrent breast carcinoma. Provectus is currently conducting Phase II clinical trials of its proprietary drugs PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma and PH-10 as a topical treatment for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Craig Dees, CEO of Provectus, said: "We are very pleased with the results of this Phase I clinical trial, a classic ascending dose study. Its goals were to...

2008-10-28 11:30:00

Chronic stress can lead to skin irritation and persistent itching that leads to bothersome scratching, a Canadian neuroimmunologist reported in a study. Dr. Petra Arck of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said her early research involved subjecting mice to stress in the form of lengthy bouts of unpleasant noise. She said a wave of immune cells moved into the mice's skin and made them itch, the Ottawa Citizen reported. It was already known isolated incidents of stress mobilize...

2008-10-27 09:00:41

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DermTech, a biotechnology company developing EGIR(TM) (Epidermal Genetic Information Retrieval) technology for the non-invasive early detection of melanoma, drug development and other applications, and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, today announced the initiation of a study involving the use of the company's EGIR technology as a vehicle to evaluate oral and/or topical Vitamin D as a treatment for atopic dermatitis (eczema). "We are looking...

2008-10-09 09:00:00

Oral Vitamin D may help prevent some skin infections: study LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The use of oral Vitamin D supplements bolsters production of a protective chemical normally found in the skin, and may help prevent skin infections that are a common result of atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, a new study shows. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California in San Diego, suggests that the use of oral vitamin D appeared to correct a defect in...

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2008-10-07 08:18:13

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that use of oral Vitamin D supplements bolsters production of a protective chemical normally found in the skin, and may help prevent skin infections that are a common result of atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema. The study "“ led by Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Dermatology at the UCSD School of Medicine and the Dermatology...

2008-10-05 03:00:07

By Davies, Jill Hillman, Elizabeth Two local branch board members report on developing and running a study day on prescribing and the management of childhood eczema With the recently published National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance on the management of atopic eczema in children1 and NMC Standards of proficiency for nurse and midwife prescribe(TM),2 this is an ideal time to update colleagues on prescribing for children with atopic eczema. As two health visitors...

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2008-09-26 13:10:00

Researchers say giving fish to children before the age of nine months could decrease the chances of developing eczema. In recent years, the rate of the painful skin condition has risen; scientists believe diet may be to blame. Swedish scientists studied children in 5,000 families, and said that early introduction of fish cut the risk by a 25 percent.  The study was published in Archives of Disease in Childhood. The children included in the study were part of ongoing research looking at...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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