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Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases. Dermatologists take care of diseases and cancers of the skin, scalp, hair, and nails.
Researchers demonstrate novel method for imaging engineered nanoparticles in tissues

Researchers demonstrate novel method for imaging engineered nanoparticles in tissues

As a testament to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership in developing an unparalleled research and development ecosystem in New York State, Sara Brenner, MD, MPH and her colleagues at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and Stony Brook University have demonstrated a novel method for the rapid visualization and identification of engineered nanoparticles in tissues. [More]
Behavioral scientist shares insights about FDA's proposed rule on banning tanning bed use among minors

Behavioral scientist shares insights about FDA's proposed rule on banning tanning bed use among minors

In late December 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a number of new restrictions related to the use of tanning beds, including banning their use among individuals younger than 18 years. [More]
Smartphone microscopes could improve detection of skin cancer in developing countries

Smartphone microscopes could improve detection of skin cancer in developing countries

Everyone knows smartphones can be used as calendars, calculators, radios and cameras. But, did you know they can also be used as microscopes that have the potential to save lives? They are called smartphone microscopes and dermatologists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston think these devices could improve the detection of skin cancer in developing countries. [More]
Orexigen Therapeutics, Valeant Pharmaceuticals sign distribution agreement for Mysimba

Orexigen Therapeutics, Valeant Pharmaceuticals sign distribution agreement for Mysimba

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. today announced Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. will commercialize Mysimba (naltrexone HCl / bupropion HCl prolonged release) in Central and Eastern Europe. [More]
Researchers identify potential drug target in skin for itchy feeling

Researchers identify potential drug target in skin for itchy feeling

No matter the trigger -- bug bites, a medication side-effect or an itchy wound -- the urge to scratch can be a real pain. Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center have identified a potential drug target in the skin for that itchy feeling. [More]
Researchers reveal how butterfly disease patients develop cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas

Researchers reveal how butterfly disease patients develop cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas

Fragile skin that blisters easily: 90 percent of the patients that suffer from the skin condition recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) develop rapidly progressing cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas, a type of skin cancer, by the age of 55. 80 percent of these patients will die due to metastasis within five years after the cancer has been first detected. [More]
Tips to treat boils and styes at home

Tips to treat boils and styes at home

It may be tempting to squeeze or pop a painful lump on your skin, but experts advise against it. The bump could be a boil - a pus-filled skin infection that occurs around a hair follicle or oil gland - or a stye if the lump is on your eyelid. According to dermatologists, squeezing a boil or stye could make the infection worse. [More]
Patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis achieve significant improvement with ixekizumab

Patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis achieve significant improvement with ixekizumab

Eli Lilly and Company announced today that patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis who did not respond to treatment with etanercept achieved significant improvement in their psoriasis plaques when treated with ixekizumab in a Phase 3 clinical trial. Detailed results of the UNCOVER-2 study were presented during the American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting taking place March 4-8 in Washington, D.C. [More]
Specialized tests can help dermatologists provide individualized care for melanoma patients

Specialized tests can help dermatologists provide individualized care for melanoma patients

Melanoma rates in the United States have doubled over the past two decades.1 Fortunately for patients, this increase in melanoma incidence has been accompanied by the development of more effective tools for diagnosis and treatment, including genetic and molecular testing. [More]
Lilly announces CHMP positive opinion for ixekizumab for treatment of adults with plaque psoriasis

Lilly announces CHMP positive opinion for ixekizumab for treatment of adults with plaque psoriasis

Eli Lilly and Company announced today that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has issued a positive opinion for ixekizumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in adults in the European Union who are candidates for systemic therapy. [More]
Allergan receives FDA approval to market ACZONE (dapsone) Gel, 7.5% for acne treatment

Allergan receives FDA approval to market ACZONE (dapsone) Gel, 7.5% for acne treatment

Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market ACZONE (dapsone) Gel, 7.5%, a new prescription topical treatment for acne in patients 12 years of age and older. [More]
Research: Impaired immune response significantly involved in rare autoimmune diseases

Research: Impaired immune response significantly involved in rare autoimmune diseases

In the context of the multicentre EU project "INTRICATE" under the management of Renate Kain of the Clinical Institute for Pathology of MedUni Vienna, the effects of infections on the generation of rare autoimmune diseases such as granulomatous polyangiitis (GPA), a systemic disease of the vascular system, are examined. [More]
First patient dosed in Novan's Phase 3 program to evaluate efficacy of SB204 Gel in treatment of acne

First patient dosed in Novan's Phase 3 program to evaluate efficacy of SB204 Gel in treatment of acne

Novan, Inc. today announced that the first patient has been dosed in its Phase 3 program to evaluate the efficacy and safety of its topical nitric oxide product candidate SB204 Gel in the treatment of acne vulgaris ("acne"). The Company is running two identically designed Phase 3 pivotal trials in parallel and expects to report top-line results in the first half of 2017. [More]
Dr. Elliot J. Androphy receives IGNITE grant to develop drug candidate for spinal muscular atrophy

Dr. Elliot J. Androphy receives IGNITE grant to develop drug candidate for spinal muscular atrophy

Dr. Elliot J. Androphy, the Kampen-Norins Professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, has been awarded an IGNITE, or Innovation Grants to Nurture Initial Translational Efforts, grant by the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Left ventricular tissue phase mapping predicts PAH outcomes

Left ventricular tissue phase mapping predicts PAH outcomes

A tissue phase mapping study shows that left ventricular function is abnormal in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension and is linked to clinical outcomes. [More]
Study shows association between traffic-related air pollution and dark spots on the skin

Study shows association between traffic-related air pollution and dark spots on the skin

A largescale study that included women from Germany and China has demonstrated a link between levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases with the formation of dark spots on the skin, known as lentigenes. The most pronounced changes were observed on the cheeks of Asian women over the age of 50. [More]
High school wrestlers have highest number of skin infections

High school wrestlers have highest number of skin infections

The first national survey of skin infections among high school athletes has found that wrestlers have the highest number of infections, with football players coming in a distant second, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. [More]
New research identifies key enzyme linked to age-related increases in cancer and inflammation

New research identifies key enzyme linked to age-related increases in cancer and inflammation

For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and also an oncogene when mutated -- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds that have been implicated in age-related increases in cancer and tissue degeneration, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
MGH study may lead to first nonsurgical treatment for seborrheic keratoses

MGH study may lead to first nonsurgical treatment for seborrheic keratoses

An investigation into the molecular mechanisms responsible for the most common type of benign skin lesion may lead to the first nonsurgical treatment for the growths called seborrheic keratoses (SKs), which in addition to being cosmetically unattractive are often worrisome to patients. [More]
Sirolimus chemoprevention supported in organ transplant recipients

Sirolimus chemoprevention supported in organ transplant recipients

In solid-organ transplant recipients diagnosed with cancer post-transplant, treatment with sirolimus reduces the risk of developing a subsequent skin cancer, US investigators report in JAMA Dermatology. [More]
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