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2010-12-17 17:17:01

Not One, but Two Skin Barriers Influential in Most Common Skin Disease Like a fence or barricade intended to stop unwanted intruders, the skin serves as a barrier protecting the body from the hundreds of allergens, irritants, pollutants and microbes people come in contact with every day. In patients with eczema, or atopic dermatitis, the most common inflammatory human skin disease, the skin barrier is leaky, allowing intruders "“ pollen, mold, pet dander, dust mites and others "“...

2010-12-15 03:25:00

LUXEMBOURG, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Creabilis SA, a clinical stage European biotechnology company addressing unmet medical needs in dermatology, today announced positive results in the Phase IIa study of its lead product CT327 in atopic dermatitis. CT327 is a novel topically applied TrkA kinase inhibitor developed using the Creabilis' LSE (Low Systemic Exposure) technology. LSE technology creates new chemical entities with ideal characteristics for topical application (high...

2010-12-02 21:31:15

Atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) is a chronic and extremely painful inflammation of the skin that frequently occurs in early childhood, generally already in infancy. Up to 20 percent of all children in industrialized countries are affected, making it one of the most common childhood skin diseases. The need to better understand this disease is all the greater considering the intense suffering it causes in small children. Atopic dermatitis is, however, an allergic condition and...

2010-12-01 00:17:04

Vidazorb®'s Product Line Offers Essential Probiotics That Make Great Gifts for the Whole Family Beltsville, MD (Vocus) November 30, 2010 Vidazorb® Probiotics offers a line of supplements that are sure to please the entire family this holiday season. When it comes to health, no two people are created alike. Factors such as age and gender play a role in determining the likelihood of an individual suffering from certain ailments. For example, men are more likely to experience heartburn...

2010-11-18 07:00:00

SKILLMAN, N.J., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The AVEENO® Brand has teamed up with the National Eczema Association to empower and educate sufferers of the common condition in preparation for the cold and dry winter months when dry skin is most common. Approximately 35 million people in the U.S. suffer from eczema, a chronic skin disorder resulting in intense itching and overall discomfort. Eczema is also among the top five skin conditions for babies 0 to 36 months, with...

2010-11-15 20:02:30

2 boys with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome show marked improvement in European study A pediatric immunologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia collaborated with European gene therapy researchers who achieved marked clinical improvements in two young children with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a very rare but often severe immunodeficiency disorder. Jordan S. Orange, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), performed sophisticated cell imaging and analysis for the study, led by...

2010-11-12 07:20:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding the physiology of skin, one appreciates this natural solution for skin and hair dysfunctions without chemical harshness. InjectaFLO doses SCALE SOFT, an amino acid non-toxic, biodegradable formulation that acts as a humectant, chelating agent and surfactant against soap scum and skin irritation from minerals and chemicals in water, and as a natural moisture factor for skin and hair's retention of moisture. The bonus benefits are...

2010-11-07 00:16:36

Bioveda Health and Wellness Centers utilize a multidimensional approach to achieve body balance, decrease pain and inflammation and help with issues such as smoking cessation and weight loss Chicago, IL (Vocus) November 5, 2010 BioVeda Health and Wellness Centers, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of a new BioVeda Health and Wellness Center Lincoln Park. The center, headed by Lorri Beauchamp, L. Ac., is successfully managing patient health through a holistic program which combines...

2010-11-05 15:40:47

Many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The food avoidance poses a nutritional risk for these children, and is often based primarily on data from blood tests known as serum immunoassays. Many factors, including patient and family history, physical examination, and blood and skin tests, should be used when evaluating potential food allergies....

2010-11-04 17:58:18

There are disorders and conditions that entail increased itching and can be extremely troublesome for those suffering from it. The mechanisms behind itching are not well understood today. For one thing, what is it about scratching that relieves itching? In the current study, which was performed on mice, the research team led by Professor Klas Kullander at the Department of Neuroscience examined the nerve cells that transfer heat pain. When these nerve cells had lost its capacity to signal,...


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