Skin 'n' Bones Connection Issue 39 2014

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Contents:Skin 'n' Bones Connection Issue 39 2014 - The Journal of the Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance

  • Global Psoriasis Atlas
  • New target for psoriasis
  • Research summaries
  • Emotional support
  • Ben Smithson’s run
  • Out and about
  • Supporting research
  • UK research priorities
  • Hospital experiences
  • Herbal medicines
  • The Challenge Fund
  • Young arthritis
  • Ustekinumab
  • Letters
  • Marketplace


Dear Reader

The need to continue to look for ways to deal with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis is the subject of much research and in this issue, we have highlighted some recent advances.

Research takes many forms and understanding why disease happens is the subject of an interesting epidemiology study by a group of international organisations (page 3).

Underpinning many research advancements is basic laboratory science and researchers at King’s College London are looking at genetic targets as a route for therapy (page 4).

So how do people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis make sense of the latest research findings? The British Journal of Dermatology has come some way towards addressing this issue by trialling lay summaries of research papers aimed at the lay reader (page 5).

The advancement in research always needs to lead to better care and understanding of disease. The human benefit element has to be central to such work. We support the need for such research and have recently funded some interesting studies (page 10).

The views of the public and patients are an increasingly important part of all research. If you are interested in setting out research priorities, you can do this by giving us your views of what is important to you (page 11).

Managing editor

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