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Dr Leng and her conducted their research on mice. They found an enzyme (which they dubbed V8) that was responsible for in the test mice. The V8 enzyme triggered a protein that made the mice . The scientists engineered the and developed a to stop it making the mice itch. The drug could be used to make anti-itch medication. This could block the itching process in . This is good for eczema sufferers. Eczema affects around 245 million people . As well as itchiness, sufferers often get redness on their and a rash. They may also get small blisters and a thickening of the skin. Eczema is as common in females as it is in males.

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