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Research

May 19, 2014 – Researchers from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute and the department of biological sciences at Virginia Tech, created Allerdictor, a new computational approach and software that helps predicts allergens.

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May 9, 2014 – The National Eczema Association (NEA) research program offers grants to established and new investigators in the field. This research ultimately benefits patients with eczema by providing much needed data to scientists, physicians and pharmaceutical companies.

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May 5, 2014 – The study by researchers at King’s College London is the first to show that allergy caused by the skin defects could actually protect against skin cancer.

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May 1, 2014 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ragwitek, the first allergen extract administered under the tongue (sublingually) to treat short ragweed pollen induced allergic rhinitis (hay fever), with or without conjunctivitis (eye inflammation), in adults 18 years through 65 years of age.

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April 13, 2014 – The 2 main paradigms for the cause of AD include the immune dysregulation model and the skin barrier dysfunction model, with research suggesting both are at play for most atopic individuals.

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April 12, 2014 – Reversal of the progressive increase in frequency of atopic disease would be an important breakthrough for health care and wellbeing in western societies.

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April 11, 2014 – Antibiotics are the greatest contributor to allergic contact dermatitis among topical medications, according to a retrospective study of 100 patients.

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April 10, 2014 – The investigational drug REGN668, a monoclonal antibody that modulates interleukins 4 and 13, significantly improved overall quality of life and pruritus in patients with severe, longstanding atopic dermatitis.

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April 3, 2014 – Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin disease characterized by recurrent episodes of itching. Genetic variation associated with the persistence of AD has not been described for African American subjects.

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April 2, 2014 – Although eczema, or “atopic dermatitis,” often begins during childhood, the new study found that kids with eczema will likely experience flare-ups into their 20s. In some cases, the researchers added, people could be dealing with the skin ailment throughout their lifetime.

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