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First Gene Linked To Common Form Of Psoriasis Identified
2012-04-19 11:40:06

Scientists led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the first gene directly linked to the most common form of psoriasis, a chronic skin condition. The research shows that rare mutations in the CARD14 gene, when activated by an environmental trigger, can lead to plaque psoriasis. This type of psoriasis accounts for 80 percent of all cases and is characterized by dry, raised, red patches covered with silvery scales that can be itchy and painful. The new...

2012-01-18 21:55:19

Early, aggressive treatment may help reduce symptoms and improve joint function Medications or biologic agents that target T-cells, white blood cells involved in the body´s immune system, appear to offer significant benefit to patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a type of arthritis that affects up to 48 percent of patients with the skin disease psoriasis, according to a new review article in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). About 7.5...

2011-10-11 20:50:00

American College of Rheumatology celebrates World Arthritis Day Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 The American College of Rheumatology joins organizations from around the world in celebrating World Arthritis Day. Held every year on October 12, this yearâs theme is âœMove to Improveâ â“ focusing on using physical activity to combat arthritis and rheumatic diseases â“ such as osteoarthritis,...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin