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Cream Down Under?
Ed, Just a few lines.
was watching the news on TV last week and a small segment came on
It showed how a young girl’s skin had cleared up
using some sort of ointment under development in Melbourne,
was also a small article in my local paper — the West Australian
— titled “Gene Cream.”
It said researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
in Melbourne have turned an advanced gene treatment into a topical cream.
The gene contains Antisense molecules that mimic DNA, and tells the skin
to stop over-producing the protein in the skin that causes itchy, red
you heard anything regarding this?
It was on national news, so I don’t think it
would be snake oil.
As it’s still under development, would the NPF know anything
of this research?
Regards, -Jim P.
Interesting stuff, Jim!
I found more at Biogen’s new site: www.psoriasissupport.com
under their “Latest News” link.
The release was dated June 10th and pretty much said the
same thing you have.
to that article, the new drug could be available in “5 to 7 years.”
Here’s the interesting contradiction.
According to the article at psoriasissupport.com (which they picked
up from a news syndication service), this drug hasn’t been tested on
The article said the drug was successfully used on human psoriatic
skin grafted to mice.
Since you’re closer to the source of all this, I’d not wager
against your info being more current than the blurb at
This is one we’ll keep an eye on. Let us know if you hear anything else. Thanks again, Jim. -Ed