Skin Disease

CARD14: The First Gene to be Linked to Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease affects 3% of the United Kingdom's population and 7.5 million people in the United States are affected. This disease causes plaque formation on the skin due to an increased rate of skin cell growth. Psoriasis is triggered by environmental factors such as alcohol and stress, throat infections, injuries and other immune disorders.

NCOR & EZH2 in Muscular Dystrophy

Over the years muscular dystrophies have become a popular area of research. These are a group of inherited disorders that involve an increase in muscle weakness over time. These disorders greatly decrease the quality of life and there are no known cures. Research in this area appears to have excelled in the past two years with findings related to the genes NCoR and EZH2.