A new study suggests severity of the skin condition psoriasis is associated with increased inflammation of the blood vessels, or vasculitis. Senior author Dr. Nehal N. Mehta, a Lasker clinical investigator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, of the National Institutes of Health, and colleagues published their findings in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
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This unique mobile health platform would enable researchers to study a broad range of conditions to evaluate the effectiveness of new health sensors and apps. NHLBI is one of several NIH institutes supporting this effort.