Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and other institutions enrolled more than 500 children, between the ages of 3 months and 15 months, who had either a convincing history of egg or milk allergy with a positive prick skin test to the trigger food and/or moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis and a positive prick skin test to milk or egg.
As part of the Atopic Dermatitis Vaccinia Network, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) completed a study looking at the immune response to the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine in children with atopic dermatitis (eczema) compared to non-atopic controls.
Scientists from the Centre for Allergy and Environment in Munich (ZAUM), the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technische Universität München have completed a study examining patients with both eczema and psoriasis.
The National Eczema Association (NEA) research program offers grants to established and new investigators in the field. The 2011 research areas of emphasis are: Eczema prevention, Alternative therapies, Itch, Co-morbidities.
A University of Missouri forestry professor has found that a species of cedar tree carries an antibiotic that appears to be effective against the bacterial infection methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
NEA Researchers Dr. Anna De Benedetto and Dr. Lisa A. Beck led a group of scientists in studying the function of one of the two main skin barriers, the tight junction (TJ) to determine the role of claudin-1, a protein component of TJ, in Atopic Dermatitis.
In this study, Tatyana E. Shaw, Gabriel P. Currie, Caroline W. Koudelka, and Eric L. Simpson of the Oregon Health & Sciences University, Department of Dermatology, calculated estimates of pediatric eczema population throughout the United States.
A new study in human cells has singled out a molecule that specifically directs immune cells to develop the capability to produce an allergic response. The signaling molecule, called thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), is key to the development of allergic diseases such as asthma, atopic dermatitis (eczema), and food allergy.
Chronic itch is an often difficult and sometimes debilitating symptom of many skin diseases and other disorders. Researchers have been trying to determine for decades if there are separate neuronal pathways for pain and itch.