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2010-09-02 10:54:46

To study psoriatic disease, University of Michigan scientists receive first 1,250 samples Millions of Americans struggling with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are one step closer to a cure with the release of the first National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples for use in research at the University of Michigan Health System; research that hopes to uncover the unknowns about the genetics of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. A disabling and disfiguring disease of the immune...

2010-09-01 13:38:00

University of Michigan scientists receive first 1,250 research samples PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans struggling with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are one step closer to a cure with the first-ever release of National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples for use in psoriasis research. The samples will allow scientists to uncover the unknowns about the genetics of psoriatic disease and its causes. James T. Elder, M.D., Ph.D.,...

2010-08-11 08:00:00

KENSINGTON, Md., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Golf star Phil Mickelson announced August 10 that he has been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory and potentially debilitating condition that in his case came on quite suddenly, leaving him nearly crippled earlier this summer. "Every joint in my body started to hurt to where I couldn't move," he told a press conference, reported the New York Times. "I would just lay down and couldn't roll over." Mickelson said the...

2010-07-28 07:10:00

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen and Pfizer today announced the five winners of the 2010 Addressing Psoriasis(TM) contest, which recognizes people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who want to feel more confident in their everyday style. The winners have traveled to New York City where they will receive a one-on-one consultation with Tim Gunn, mentor to the designers on TV's "Project Runway" and chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc. Gunn will help the...

2010-07-20 12:53:35

Among persons with psoriasis, those who reported being obese at age 18 had an increased risk of developing psoriatic arthritis, according to a report in the July 19 issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Psoriatic arthritis is a specific type of arthritis that develops in the joints of some patients who have psoriasis. According to background information in the article, "obesity has emerged as a significant risk factor for psoriasis," and "psoriatic arthritis...

2010-07-15 07:00:00

PsoMe.org is the first to connect kids with psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of children around the country living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have a new resource to help them cope with the psychological and social effects of these illnesses with the launch of the first website for kids with psoriatic disease -- www.PsoMe.org. Studies show that children with psoriasis are more likely to be alienated, called names, teased and...

2010-06-30 07:00:00

Twelve residents awarded fellowships to study medical dermatology PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve dermatology residents from leading medical schools around the country each received a $40,000, one-year fellowship grant to study medical dermatology. The fellowships, awarded by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), provide support to eligible institutions to develop and enhance opportunities for physicians training for careers in medical dermatology. The 12...

2010-06-17 07:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a new survey reveal that one in three people with psoriasis do not receive proper treatment for their disease due to health insurance issues--and many won't be helped by the new health care reform law. Approximately 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, a non-contagious genetic disease that results when faulty signals in the immune system prompt skin cells to regenerate too quickly, causing red, scaly lesions that can crack...

2010-06-16 22:07:46

Impact of alcohol consumption on systemic inflammation unclear Alcohol consumption is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing several arthritic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondylarthropathy, according to results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. Regardless of the type of arthritis, all patients...

2010-04-27 07:00:00

Nearly $1 million awarded to study psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) awarded $800,000 in grants to 10 of the nation's top researchers whose projects have great potential to advance treatments and ultimately lead to a cure for psoriasis--one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Eight scientists each received a $50,000, one-year Discovery Research...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'