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New Research Could Mean We’re Finally Close to Finding a Cure for Eczema

Scientists have discovered the root cause of the skin condition after years and years of research.

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For years, scientists and researchers have been trying to find out what triggers eczema. And for years, people suffering from this common skin condition have only been given creams to relieve its irritating symptoms (red, cracked, and itchy skin). But today, we could actually be one step closer to finally developing a cure for eczema.

New research from Newcastle University has determined the root cause of the problem, and this discovery brings hope of an eventual cure. According to the findings of the study, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, those suffering from eczema are missing a vital protein called filaggrin in their skin. This then causes the development of the troublesome skin condition.

A cure for eczema may be in the pipeline because of this new discovery.

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According to lead author Professor Nick Reynolds, as reported in the Daily Mail:

“We have shown for the first time that loss of the filaggrin protein alone is sufficient to alter key proteins and pathways involved in triggering eczema. This research reinforces the importance of filaggrin deficiency leading to problems with the barrier function in the skin and predisposing someone to eczema.”

The study found that those suffering from eczema are missing a vital protein in their skin called filaggrin.

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The researchers tested human skin models that were lacking filaggrin, and they found that removing the said protein triggered the same genetic signals as those who have eczema. These included inflammation of the skin, breakdown of cell structure, and stress response. The findings give scientists a better understanding of the condition, and this could mean a cure is possible in the near future.

The findings help scientists better understand eczema.

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The condition is believed to affect about three percent of adults around the world. Eczema is more common in children, often developing before they turn one year and often persists into adulthood.

Eczema’s irritating symptoms can also lead to sleep disturbance, infection, and low self-esteem. It can also affect a person’s ability to function at work and in social settings. Eczema sufferers are given steroid creams that can have side effects and can become less effective over time. Natural remedies also help relieve the symptoms.

Are you one of the many people who are suffering from eczema? What do you think of this discovery?

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This Auto-Thrusting Hydraulic Girdle Will Transform Your Lazy Lover Into a Love Machine

Check out the “jackhammer” setting!

At some point in a relationship, sex tends to get exhausting. With children, chores, and work to juggle with, getting down with your partner and having some good time in bed is something that you need to fit in your schedule. They say sex can make a relationship more exciting and interesting. And if that fire has been put out, the excitement will no longer exist.

But imagine an “auto-thrusting” machine that you can just strap on and have all the work done for you. When you come home late from work and you don’t want to miss out on bringing pleasure to your partner, this “product” is the one you’re looking for.

YouTube channel The Kloons have dreamed up of such a product that will help couples bring back that fire in their sex life. The “auto thrusting hydraulic sex girdle” gets you and your partner in action, just like those times when both of you are so into each other.

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Arab PhD Student’s Thesis Presents ‘Scientific Evidence’ That The Earth Is Flat

The thesis also claims that the planet is stationary, is the center of the universe, and is only about 13,500 years of age.

Recently, the Arab and Tunisian educational and scientific community was ‘rocked’ when a certain PhD student in science presented a thesis claiming that the Earth is flat, is stationary, is the center of the universe, and is only about 13,500 years of age.

As if that wasn’t enough, the student likewise rejected Newton and Einstein’s physics, Copernicus and Kepler’s astronomy, the Big Bang cosmology, and many other scientific teachings of the past.

According to the Gulf News, the student submitted the said thesis “after five years of work.” Eventually, it was “sent to two assessors, thus passing the first stage of approvals” and the defense is expected to be scheduled soon.

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China’s 15-ft Tall ‘Monkey King’ Fighting Robot Wants To Fight With US and Japan

A third player wants to enter the upcoming giant robot battle!

Yes, I know we’re all pretty pumped up for that upcoming giant robot fight happening this August between the MegaBots’ MK II (United States) and Suidobashi Heavy Industries’ Kuratas (Japan). This is the first of its kind in the world and it’s absolutely a dream come true for all robot fans everywhere.

Well now it looks like a third competitor is coming into the picture as several news reports confirmed that China has just recently unveiled their own ‘Monkey King’ – a 15-ft tall fighting robot created by GREATMETAL, a Chinese robotics company.

Step aside, Japan and US: Give way for China’s massive ‘Monkey King’ robot!

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