2015: Top Breakthroughs in Eczema Research
How much progress has been made in eczema research in the year 2015? Overall, it’s been a very positive year with headway being made to treat eczema with new drugs and treatments, as well as discoveries being made as to why and how eczema is triggered in the first place.
Here is a roundup of some of the top progress that’s been made in eczema research in 2015.
Early in the year, a new drug called Dupilumab was discovered with incredible results that could help millions with eczema. The promising drug has been fast-tracked in its research throughout the year. While most of the progress was made last winter, research has been continuing with additional results in the spring, showing that the drug has positive effects on those suffering from asthma. We’re continuing to watch for more updates about the drug. Read about the breakthroughs here and here.
Dr. Aron has been able to help children whose lives are completely controlled by eczema. These are children and infants who are not sleeping because of the constant itching and whose bodies are completely inflamed and covered in pus. Dr. Aron’s suggested treatment, however, is having an impact, sometimes in as little as 24 hours!
Scientists have discovered a new itch-promoting gene. Researchers at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the University of California, Berkeley published a paper on June 11, 2015 in the online edition of Neuron, identifying serotonin receptor HTR7 as a key mediator of eczema and other forms of itch. This discovery is suggesting a way forward for powerful new therapies for eczema.
We Will Be Watching and Reporting For You in 2016.
All of these studies and breakthroughs prompt continued research and follow-up. We expect that 2016 will bring a great deal of updates. We’ll be watching carefully and reporting these new developments for you so check back regularly at http://www.adrescuewear.com/blog/. Overall, the research has been astonishing and we’re very excited to see what new discoveries are in store for eczema research in 2016.