New research to improve psoriasis treatment monitoring

02/09/2014

New research by Dr Paul Collins and colleagues in the Charles Clinic for dermatology at St Vincent’s University Hospital could provide alternative, pain-free monitoring of patients undergoing treatment with methotrexate Methotrexate is used frequently as a treatment for patients with severe psoriasis As methotrexate can cause liver damage, patients have regular blood tests to check liver...

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‘Celtic knot’ polymer research for skin applications

02/09/2014

UCD Charles Institute welcomes the arrival of Dr Wenxin Wang and his research group as they establish their research laboratory that will investigate how new synthetic materials can be used in the effort to treat diseases such as diabetic ulcers and Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) READ...

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New nerve protein target to treat chronic itch

02/09/2014

Chronic itch or pruritus is the most common symptom in dermatology yet less than 50% of patients will respond to treatment Much like chronic pain, pruritus is detrimental to patient well-being New research led by Professor Martin Steinhoff has identified a potential target to treat itch in patients who do not respond to anti-histamine drugs READ...

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