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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

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]
BioTime subsidiary releases version 1.5 of LifeMap Discovery

BioTime subsidiary releases version 1.5 of LifeMap Discovery

LifeMap Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc., announced today the release of LifeMap Discovery version 1.5. LifeMap Discovery is a state-of-the-art roadmap of embryonic development and stem cell biology. [More]

KLOX receives CE mark approval in Europe for non-invasive acne vulgaris treatment

KLOX Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received CE mark approval in Europe for its topical photo-converter gel as a Class IIa Medical Device for the treatment of acne vulgaris, including all severities. The gel is part of KLOX's LumiCleanse System, a first-in-class innovative, non-invasive acne vulgaris treatment with a clinically-proven superior safety and efficacy profile. The LumiCleanseTM System was previously approved for the treatment of all severities of acne vulgaris in Canada in September of this year. [More]
Study offers clearer explanation of the role of FOX01 molecule in wound-healing process

Study offers clearer explanation of the role of FOX01 molecule in wound-healing process

Skin provides a first line of defense against viruses, bacteria and parasites that might otherwise make people ill. When an injury breaks that barrier, a systematic chain of molecular signaling launches to close the wound and re-establish the skin's layer of protection. [More]
Researchers explore the origin of sweat gland stem cells

Researchers explore the origin of sweat gland stem cells

Without sweat, we would overheat and die. In a recent paper in the journal PLOS ONE, USC faculty member Krzysztof Kobielak and a team of researchers explored the ultimate origin of this sticky, stinky but vital substance - sweat gland stem cells. [More]
CUMC develops new technique that uses patient's own cells to grow new hair

CUMC develops new technique that uses patient's own cells to grow new hair

​Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another. [More]
Study shows narrow-spectrum UV light reduces surgical infections without damaging tissue

Study shows narrow-spectrum UV light reduces surgical infections without damaging tissue

Despite major efforts to keep operating rooms sterile, surgical wound infections remain a serious and stubborn problem, killing up to 8,200 patients a year in the U.S. A study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers suggests that narrow-spectrum ultraviolet (UV) light could dramatically reduce such infections without damaging human tissue. [More]

Klox Biophotonic System gets approval in Canada for treatment of acne vulgaris

KLOX Technologies Inc. announces the approval in Canada of the Klox Biophotonic System (also known as the Lumigel Cleanse System) for the treatment of acne vulgaris after receiving this week a Medical Device License from the Therapeutic Products Directorate - Medical Devices Bureau of Health Canada [More]
TSRI scientists discover process by which special immune cells in skin help heal wounds

TSRI scientists discover process by which special immune cells in skin help heal wounds

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important process by which special immune cells in the skin help heal wounds. They found that these skin-resident immune cells function as "first responders" to skin injuries in part by producing the molecule known as interleukin-17A (IL-17A), which wards off infection and promotes wound healing. [More]
T-rays are ideal for detecting early signs of melanoma

T-rays are ideal for detecting early signs of melanoma

The technology that peeks underneath clothing at airport security screening check points has great potential for looking underneath human skin to diagnose cancer at its earliest and most treatable stages, a scientist said here today. [More]
Researchers find new way to repair genetic defects in the skin cells of epidermolysis bullosa patients

Researchers find new way to repair genetic defects in the skin cells of epidermolysis bullosa patients

A research team led by pediatric blood and marrow transplantation experts Mark Osborn, Ph.D. and Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D. from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, have discovered a remarkable new way to repair genetic defects in the skin cells of patients with the skin disease epidermolysis bullosa. [More]
Scientists identify new class of immune cells that suppress genital herpes

Scientists identify new class of immune cells that suppress genital herpes

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington scientists have identified a class of immune cells that reside long-term in the genital skin and mucosa and are believed to be responsible for suppressing recurring outbreaks of genital herpes. [More]

Genes play role in wound healing, regulate biological processes in human skin

Biologists at UC San Diego have identified eight genes never before suspected to play a role in wound healing that are called into action near the areas where wounds occur. [More]

Fruit fly study offers clues to wound healing

A person's skin and a fruit fly's exoskeleton, called a "cuticle" may not look alike, but both coverings protect against injury, infection, and dehydration. [More]
Injection-free vaccination technique shows promise

Injection-free vaccination technique shows promise

Study findings show that a new injection-free vaccination technique, applied through a patch on the skin, can induce the same level of immune response as a standard vaccine injection when given to mice. [More]