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Pharmacogenetics and psoriasis: is targeted treatment a possibility

Autoimmune disease, characterized by the host's immune response against self-antigens, manifests in more than 100 different types and affects more than 10% of the world's population, causing significant morbidity and high financial burden. Psoriasis (PS), is amongst the most common autoimmune diseases affecting approximately 2% of people globally, while it can also be a great model disease for the development of pharmacogenetic as well as pharmacogenomic markers of treatment response, with ready access to objectively validated clinical outcome measures as well as ready access to diseased tissue.

New Approach to Predict Respiratory Allergy in Early Childhood

A new study in EBioMedicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen molecules can predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence. These findings could accelerate the development of preventive strategies and novel treatments for respiratory allergy in children

Newborn health in Nepal: Market mechanisms revealed

In Nepal, hypothermia is a major risk factor for newborn survival, but the country’s public healthcare sector has insufficient capacity to improve newborn survival given the burden imposed by the distance to health facilities and cost. Low-cost technology to provide newborn thermal care in resource-limited environments exists but lacks effective distribution channels.

Elevated serum lysyl oxidase-like 2 levels associated with atrial fibrillation

The present study aimed to explore the relationship between serum LOXL2 levels and AF. Fifty-four AF patients and 32 control subjects were enrolled in the study. High-density three-dimensional electroanatomic mapping was performed, and mean bipolar voltage was assessed in AF patients. LOXL2 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. All patients underwent echocardiography to assess left atrium size and left ventricle function.

New Insulin have been found for Diabetes; Study revealed

The cause of type 2 diabetes is known as insulin resistance, it resists on cells on and cells stop responding to commands. Then the commands from the hormone which regulates glucose storage. Prevention of diabetes and treating them is done by restoring insulin sensitivity. An insulin-sensitizing drugs in the market which also stimulate the production of lipids(fats), and leading to many serious side effects. This new study has published in Cell.