Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dr. Maverakis on CBS News

Dr. Maverakis meets with CBS Channel 13 to talk about Drinkable sunscreens. 

Carotenoids and other components of drinkable sunscreens can provide a minimal amount of sun protection but should not be considered a replacement for your topical sunscreen.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Altered Glycan Theory of Autoimmunity

The Altered Glycan Theory of Autoimmunity

In this article we put forth the Glycan Theory of Autoimmunity, which states that each autoimmune disease will have a unique glycan signature.  We also review how glycans are important components of the immune system and how they bestow effector function to a variety of molecules.

 2015 Feb;57:1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jaut.2014.12.002. Epub 2015 Jan 9.

Below is a link to the article.  Please take a look!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dual mTOR inhibition and Scleroderma

Dual mTOR Inhibition Is Required to Prevent TGF-β-Mediated Fibrosis: Implications for Scleroderma

In this article we demonstrated that dual mTOR inhibition can prevent TGF-beta-inudced fibrosis.  These results have implications for scleroderma. 

 2015 Jul 2. doi: 10.1038/jid.2015.252. [Epub ahead of print]

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Intralesional therapy for melanoma

100% Complete response rate in patients with cutaneous metastatic melanoma treated with intralesional interleukin (IL)-2, imiquimod, and topical retinoid combination therapy: Results of a case series

In this article we report the results of 11 melanoma patients treated with intralesional IL-2 with imiquimod for in-transit mets.The combination therapy worked very well.  Link to Article