Rosacea News July 2007
view all the July News Items online: http://rosacea-support.org/2007/07
1. oracea plus metrogel, better than 100mg doxycycline plus metrogel ?
A clinical trial, sponsored by CollaGenex, is recruiting patients to see how Oracea compares to doxycycline (100mg once a day) when combined with metrogel 1%.
We can see from a Collagenex annual report that COL-101 was the name for Periostat MR, which then became Oracea.
2. organic tomatoes higher in quercetin and kaempferol
In a 10 year study highlighted by the BBC, organic tomatoes were found to contain twice the levels of flavonoids compared with commonly grown tomatoes.
3. Melanotan causing vision problems ?
An interesting thread over at the Rosacea Forum to do with the safety of taking melanotan. Steve, who is using Melanotan himself, points to a thread on a Melanotan message board where Robert is reporting some issues with gradual onset vision problems ;
4. VEGF and macular degeneration any link to rosacea ?
It is not only rosacea that is interested in how VEGF affects blood vessels and thus how a disease that is related to blood vessels progresses. The `wet` type of macular degeneration is associated with the growth of abnormal blood vessels. Thus there may well be some common areas of research between rosacea and macular degeneration
5. Daily Telegraph: seeing red, how to combat rosacea
It is nice to see that slowly newspaper articles on rosacea are becoming more informed. One might even think that they are surfing the net to see what new information is out there.
Daily Telegraph: seeing red, how to combat rosacea