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Newcastle University scientists document action spectrum of ultraviolet damage in skin cells

Newcastle University scientists document action spectrum of ultraviolet damage in skin cells

Scientists at Newcastle University have documented for the first time the DNA damage which can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun providing an invaluable tool for sun-protection and the manufacturers of sunscreen. [More]
Novel biosensor chip measures pH, temperature, drugs and metabolism-related molecules

Novel biosensor chip measures pH, temperature, drugs and metabolism-related molecules

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood is drawn before it undergoes hours - or even days - of analysis. [More]
New method offers quick spectral analysis of blood and melanin contents in skin sites

New method offers quick spectral analysis of blood and melanin contents in skin sites

Many factors can change skin pigmentation, including aging, exposure to UV light, certain drugs, as well as certain diseases. A simple technique for measuring skin pigmentation could be a helpful tool for research and diagnostics. The same goes for measuring the skin blood content. [More]
New biodegradable membrane reduces wound healing time by 50%

New biodegradable membrane reduces wound healing time by 50%

Treatments to regenerate skin from burns become tedious and long lasting; however, Mexican researchers developed a biodegradable membrane that allows to transfer skin cells (keratinocytes) to burn wounds, when placed on the wound. The method reduces healing time by 50 percent. [More]
Spironolactone drug reduces side effects of corticosteroid-based dermatological creams

Spironolactone drug reduces side effects of corticosteroid-based dermatological creams

Basic research on blood pressure has led researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1138, "Cordeliers Research Centre") to obtain unexpected results: drugs used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) reduce side effects from corticosteroid-based creams used to treat certain skin diseases. [More]
Scientists potentially discover new therapeutic targets to halt progression of tumor cells

Scientists potentially discover new therapeutic targets to halt progression of tumor cells

Chronic inflammation is directly associated with several types of cancer, yet the reasons as to why this happens at a cellular level remain unclear. Now, an international team of scientists led by researchers at The Wistar Institute has identified a multistep process showing not only how these cancers develop but also potentially discovering new therapeutic targets that could halt the formation and progression of tumor cells. [More]
Progenitor cells responsible for generation and maintenance of Merkel cells

Progenitor cells responsible for generation and maintenance of Merkel cells

Researchers have identified a population of "progenitor" cells in the skin that are solely responsible for the generation and maintenance of touch-sensing Merkel cells. The study appears in The Journal of Cell Biology. [More]
CNIO researchers identify new mechanism that influences differentiation of keratinocytes

CNIO researchers identify new mechanism that influences differentiation of keratinocytes

The formation of human skin involves a cascade of biochemical signals, which are not well understood. However, they are very important since their failure may cause diseases, such as Atopic Dermatitis and skin cancers, which affect more than 25% of the human population. [More]
New, non-surgical approach to improve sagging skin in the chin and neck region

New, non-surgical approach to improve sagging skin in the chin and neck region

Patients looking for a non-surgical approach to treat unwanted sagging skin in the chin and neck region have a new and effective option. Bowes Dermatology is proud to offer patients the revolutionary Velashape III to address this common concern. [More]
New study reveals how genetic defect may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma

New study reveals how genetic defect may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma

A new study by University of Kentucky researchers shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. [More]
NANOG gene linked to tumours derived from stratified epithelia

NANOG gene linked to tumours derived from stratified epithelia

Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have discovered that NANOG, an essential gene for embryonic stem cells, also regulates cell division in stratified epithelia-those that form part of the epidermis of the skin or cover the oesophagus or the vagina-in adult organisms. [More]
Molecular mechanisms regulating tumour initiation in skin SCC uncovered

Molecular mechanisms regulating tumour initiation in skin SCC uncovered

Advanced online publication in Nature: Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB uncover the molecular mechanisms regulating tumour initiation and cancer stem cells functions in skin squamous cell carcinoma. [More]
Nanogel heals burn wounds faster

Nanogel heals burn wounds faster

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have developed a nanogel that can accelerate the healing of burn wounds to minimize the risk of infection and scarring. The technology is based on IBN’s proprietary self-assembling ultrashort peptide technology, which are short sequences of amino acids. [More]
Corneal nerve fiber assessment has potential to monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV

Corneal nerve fiber assessment has potential to monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV

Corneal nerve fiber assessment has great potential as a tool to diagnose and monitor peripheral neuropathy induced by HIV, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. [More]
Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

Study provides insights into why alcohol has negative effect on wound healing

People who are injured while binge drinking are much slower to heal from wounds suffered in car accidents, shootings, fires, etc. [More]
Shiseido discovers new function of skin immunity that sedates stimuli response of Langerhans cells

Shiseido discovers new function of skin immunity that sedates stimuli response of Langerhans cells

Shiseido Co., Ltd. has long focused its research on skin immunity as an important means of maintaining skin's health, and protecting it from external and internal stressors that can lead to dermatologic problems. [More]
Sunburn causes melanoma through direct and indirect processes

Sunburn causes melanoma through direct and indirect processes

Melanoma is particularly dangerous because it can form metastases in vital organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. UV radiation is considered to be the most significant triggering factor. [More]
Researchers discover novel treatments for psoriasis that are likely to cause fewer side effects

Researchers discover novel treatments for psoriasis that are likely to cause fewer side effects

​Almost ten years ago, the group led by Erwin Wagner, currently at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), developed genetically modified mice showing symptoms very reminiscent to psoriasis. [More]
NIBIB-funded researchers develop microscopic technique to improve Mohs surgery

NIBIB-funded researchers develop microscopic technique to improve Mohs surgery

A common surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer, known as Mohs surgery typically achieves excellent results but can be a long process, as the surgeon successively removes the area of concern until the surrounding tissue is free of cancer. [More]
New approach for reversing hair loss uses stem cells to regenerate missing hair follicles

New approach for reversing hair loss uses stem cells to regenerate missing hair follicles

If the content of many a situation comedy, not to mention late-night TV advertisements, is to be believed, there's an epidemic of balding men, and an intense desire to fix their follicular deficiencies. [More]
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