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Monday, June 19, 2017 |, Research and Publications, Eczema

CARD11 Mutations May Lead to AD

Researchers have identified mutations in a gene called CARD11 that may lead to atopic dermatitis. Their findings, reported in Nature Genetics, also suggest that some of these defects…

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Monday, June 19, 2017 |, Research and Publications

Study Findings Cast Doubt on Link Between Eczema and Cardiovascular Disease

Despite recent findings to the contrary, a new study in the British Journal of Dermatology has found that eczema is likely not associated with an increase in cardiovascular risk factors or diseases. …

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 |, Research and Publications

Some Hair Products May Up Breast Cancer Risk in Certain Women

Use of hair dyes may increase risk for breast cancer among certain women, new research suggests. Specifically, dark brown or black hair dye was associated with a 51 percent increased overall risk o…

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Monday, June 12, 2017 | Product Launches and Updates, Research and Publications, Tarix Orphan LLC

EMA Grants Orphan Status to Tarix’s EB Candidiate

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) granted Orphan Drug status to Tarix Orphan LLC’s lead compound, TXA127, for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa (EB). TXA127 is a pharmaceutical gr…

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Friday, June 09, 2017 | Research and Publications

HED Research Fuels Understanding of Male Pattern Baldness

The origins of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) may help researchers get a better handle on the genetic underpinnings of common hair disorders. The findings appear in Nature Communications. …

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Thursday, June 08, 2017 | Research and Publications

Retailers Charge Women More Than Men for Minoxidil

Women pay an average of 40 percent more than men for minoxidil foams, according to a new analysis from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in JAMA Dermatol…

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017 |,, Research and Publications

Game Change: New Handheld Tissue Scanner Can See Below Surface of Skin in Psoriasis

A new handheld tissue scanner allows dermatologists to look below the surface of skin in psoriasis patients and can provide clinically relevant information, such as the structure of skin layers a…

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Monday, June 05, 2017 | Research and Publications

First Patient Enrolled in DELIVERS Study of Diacerein 1% Ointment for EBS

The first patient has enrolled in Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals (CCP) Phase 2/3 DELIVERS clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of diacerein 1% ointment (CCP-020) for the treatment of epider…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Research and Publications

New Personalized Medicine Approach May Help Treat Even the Most Challenging Wounds

An experimental treatment that allows the reprogramming of blood cells to promote the healing process of cutaneous wound may be beneficial in healing challenging wounds. “We discovered a way …

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 |, Research and Publications, 23andMe , Psoriasis

Largest Psoriasis Meta-Analysis to Date Yields New Genetic Clues

A new meta -analysis identifies 16 additional genetic markers that may help researchers get closer to understanding how -- and why -- psoriasis develops. University of Michigan researchers, wor…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017 |,, Research and Publications, Psoriasis

Tweaking TWEAK May Cool Inflammation in Pso and AD

New research pinpoints a common driver of skin inflammation in both psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The findings, published in the May 22, 2017 issue of Nature Communications, showed that TWE…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 |,, Research and Publications, La Roche-Posay

Consumer Reports: One-Third of Tested Sunscreens Delivered Less Than Half of Labeled SPF Protection

For the fifth year in a row, Consumer Reports’ testing has shown that some sunscreens failed to provide the level of protection promised on the package. Of the more than 60 lotions,…

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Monday, May 15, 2017 | Personnel/Company News, Research and Publications

BERG and debra of America Partner to Raise Awareness of EB

Biopharmaceutical company BERG and the non-profit patient advocacy group Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America (debra of America) are partnering up to help patient…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Research and Publications

Study: Smiling May Not Make Us Appear Younger After All

Conventional wisdom suggests that smiling makes you appear younger, but researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel beg to differ. People who smile are actually perceived as older t…

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017 |, Research and Publications, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

RCM Imaging of Skin Granted Reimbursement Codes by CMS; Wider Adoption Likely

After more than two decades of effort, reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) imaging of skin has been granted reimbursement codes by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A report in L…

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