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2014-07-17 08:29:29

Nearly half a million dollars given to early-career physicians to study psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $50,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis. The fellowships aim to increase the number of scientists studying and treating psoriatic disease by encouraging promising doctors to dedicate their careers to the study of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis as...

People Increasingly Drawn To YouTube For Skin Cancer Information
2014-07-10 15:08:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While YouTube might be a popular destination for viral videos and sports highlight reels, it's also useful for raising awareness of skin cancer and prevention techniques, according to a news report in the Dermatology Online Journal. “No matter what field you’re in, social media is the future of how we communicate around the world,” said study author Chante Karimkhani, a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado’s Cancer...

2014-07-09 16:28:56

- Results of two Phase III psoriasis studies show secukinumab, the first psoriasis IL-17A inhibitor filed with regulatory bodies, met all co-primary and key secondary endpoints[1] EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novartis today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published the results from two pivotal Phase III studies evaluating the interleukin-17A (IL-17A) inhibitor secukinumab (AIN457). Secukinumab met all primary and key secondary...

2014-07-03 23:00:45

Mount Sinai Dermatologists Identified Many with Sun-damaged Skin over Ten Days NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2014 Dermatologists from the Mount Sinai Health System performed 713 skin cancer screenings at the Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), identifying nine possible melanomas, 190 precancerous lesions, 80 atypical moles and 89 potential non-melanoma skin cancers. This is nearly twice the number of screenings performed at last year’s Festival. These potential diagnoses must be confirmed with...

2014-06-26 23:02:08

Patient advocacy group teams with The Dermatologist to educate healthcare providers on the specifics of psoriasis research and treatment. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Dermatologist, a leading publication in the field of dermatology, is proud to announce a collaboration with the National Psoriasis Foundation, the world’s leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to the 7.5 million Americans with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, to educate dermatologists on the latest...

2014-04-29 23:07:02

In recognition of May’s Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday on May 5th, Mount Sinai Health System experts are arming the public with vital tips on prevention and offering free skin cancer screenings. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing it over the course of their lives. It’s also one of the most preventable types of cancers. In recognition of May’s Skin Cancer...

2014-01-08 08:28:48

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To advance understanding of psoriasis--the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting up to 7.5 million Americans--and help scientists and clinicians improve treatments and patient outcomes, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and the Consortium of Rheumatology Researchers of North America, Inc. (CORRONA) will create the first psoriasis registry co-developed and co-administered by a nonprofit. (Photo:...

2013-11-25 23:01:20

“Narrow Pathway”-Targeted Immune Therapy May Spare Patients from Side Effects New York, NY (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 The National Institutes of Health has awarded a research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai $2.7 million to study systemic treatments for patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD), also known as eczema. Currently, no treatments are available that achieve long-term remission without difficult side effects for this debilitating skin...

2013-11-13 23:25:52

The Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology has opened a state-of-the-art dermatology office in the heart of Chinatown. The Chinatown dermatology offers a full gamut of a comprehensive dermatological care. New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Dermatology is opening a state-of-the-art dermatology office in the heart of Chinatown. The office, which is located at 168 Centre Street, Suite 3M, will be run by Dr. Soo Jung Kim, director of...

2013-08-08 14:18:48

Penn study shows risk is relative to severity of skin disease Patients with mild, moderate and severe psoriasis had increasingly higher odds of having at least one major medical disease in addition to psoriasis, when compared to patients without psoriasis. Reporting findings in JAMA Dermatology, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, concluded that the severity of disease, as measured by the percentage of body surface area affected by psoriasis,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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