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16-Jul-2014

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Contact: Noe Baker
nbaker@psoriasis.org
503-546-8416
National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation awards $1.05 million in research grants

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 16, 2014)--Thirteen scientists received a total of $1.05 million in funding from the National Psoriasis Foundation for projects that aim to identify new treatments and a cure for psoriasis--an autoimmune disease that appears on the skin, affecting 7.5 million Americans--and psoriatic arthritis--an inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints and tendons, occurring in up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis.

Learn more about the NPF research grant program: http://www.psoriasis.org/research.

This year, three scientists each received a two-year, $200,000 National Psoriasis Foundation Translational Grant to "translate" their laboratory findings into improved treatments and methods for managing psoriatic disease.

The Translational Grant recipients and their projects are:

Additionally, 10 researchers each received a one-year, $75,000 Discovery Grant for early-stage psoriatic disease research.

The Discovery Grant recipients and their projects are:

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About the National Psoriasis Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world's largest nonprofit serving those with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Our priority is to provide the information and services for people to take control of their condition, while increasing research to find a cure. In addition to serving more than 2.1 million people annually through our education and advocacy initiatives, NPF has funded more than $10 million in research grants and fellowships. Learn more about the Psoriasis Foundation at http://www.psoriasis.org or call 800-723-9166. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:

Noe Baker
National Psoriasis Foundation
800-723-9166, ext. 413
503.729.2919 (cell)
media@psoriasis.org



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