7 Scleroderma Headlines
1 – 8 Scleroderma-Related Conditions You Should Look Out For
Learn more about these eight scleroderma-related conditions you should look out for.
2 – Scleroderma Education Project, Delves into Organ Involvement in Recent Post
In July 2014, Edward Harris launched a website called the Scleroderma Education Project, where he writes and publishes articles providing comprehensive, unbiased, and research-based information about scleroderma. His articles are crafted to an audiences’ varied concerns — including a March 8 post on organ involvement in the disease — and his education project is now a trusted source of information about scleroderma, recording visits from more than 12,500 patients in 115 countries in the past six months alone.
3 – 10 Things to Care for in Scleroderma
Learn more about ten things to care for in scleroderma.
4 – Clinical Trial Notification Program for Scleroderma Patients
Many readers of Scleroderma News have reached out and urged us to do more to bring additional awareness about clinical trials applicable to the scleroderma patient community.
5 – 6 Types Of Scleroderma
According to the Scleroderma Foundation, scleroderma is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterised by hardening (sclero) of the skin (derma), it may also affect other organs. There is still no cure for scleroderma but effective treatments for some forms of the disease are available.
6 – New Cannabinoid-based Drug Slows Fibrosis, Blocks Inflammation in Early Scleroderma Study
A research team has developed a cannabinoid-based drug which stimulates not only one, but two, receptors believed to be involved in fibrosis development in scleroderma. The drug, VCE-004.8, prevented the formation of fibrosis-promoting myofibroblasts in culture and stopped fibrotic changes in a mouse model of dermal fibrosis. Findings from these pre-clinical studies, while early, are promising and may lead to a new therapy for SSc.
7 – AUTOIMMUNE AWARENESS MONTH: Spotlight on Ssc Patient Wyatt Wright
Wyatt Wright a.k.a (Wyatt The Warrior) is a 9-year-old young man who was diagnosed with localized scleroderma (linear) at the age of 8.