Two-dose HPV vaccine provides effective protection against genital warts
Can't see this email? View it online
   
  June 15, 2017  
  Dermatology  
  The latest dermatology news from News Medical  
 Two-dose HPV vaccine provides effective protection against genital wartsTwo-dose HPV vaccine provides effective protection against genital warts
 
As of this year, kids under the age of 15 only need 2 doses of HPV vaccine. New research out of Boston Medical Center, published online in the STD Journal, is the first published clinical evidence to support new recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for a two-dose HPV vaccine to prevent genital warts.
 
 
 Researchers find increase in new diagnoses of skin cancerResearchers find increase in new diagnoses of skin cancer
 
New diagnoses for two types of skin cancer increased in recent years, according to a Mayo Clinic-led team of researchers.
 
   Dermatologist offers tips for sunscreen selectionDermatologist offers tips for sunscreen selection
 
Sunscreen can be a valuable tool for skin cancer prevention -; but only if it's used correctly. When applying sunscreen, many people make mistakes that could compromise their protection from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, which may increase their risk of skin cancer.
 
   Use of erectile dysfunction drug does not cause skin cancer, research findsUse of erectile dysfunction drug does not cause skin cancer, research finds
 
Use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.
 
   Small clinical trial reveals promising results of triple immunotherapy in treating rare skin cancerSmall clinical trial reveals promising results of triple immunotherapy in treating rare skin cancer
 
Three out of four patients treated with an experimental combination of three different therapies for the rare skin cancer known as Merkel cell carcinoma are in complete remission following the treatment, according to study results from a small clinical trial led at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
 
 Paxman to showcase FDA approved scalp cooler for chemotherapy induced alopecia at ASCO
 
Paxman to showcase FDA approved scalp cooler for chemotherapy induced alopecia at ASCOA pioneering scalp cooling treatment that prevents alopecia in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will be showcased at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the first time since gaining FDA clearance.
 
 
 New handheld tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients
 
New handheld tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patientsA newly developed tissue scanner allows looking under the skin of psoriasis patients. This provides clinically relevant information, such as the structure of skin layers and blood vessels, without the need for contrast agents or radiation exposure.
 
 
 Cancer treatment may be effective therapy for psoriasis
 
Cancer treatment may be effective therapy for psoriasisHDAC inhibitors, already widely used to treat cancer, may be an effective therapy for psoriasis as well, scientists report.
 
 
 Common acne medication can slow progress of relapsing-remitting MS, trial shows
 
Common acne medication can slow progress of relapsing-remitting MS, trial showsA Canadian clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute, at the Cumming School of Medicine, shows that minocycline, a common acne medication, can slow the progress of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who have recently experienced their first symptoms.
 
 
 Scientists receive $2.3 million NIH grant to uncover how omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus trigger
 
Scientists receive $2.3 million NIH grant to uncover how omega-3 fatty acid stops lupus triggerMichigan State University scientists have received a $2.3 million, five-year National Institutes of Health grant to help uncover why an omega-3 fatty acid, known as DHA, is so effective in stopping a known trigger of lupus.
 
 
 Increasing skin cancer rates call for annual total body examinations
 
Increasing skin cancer rates call for annual total body examinationsAs rates of skin cancer, or melanoma, rise for men and women in the United States, health experts are debating the effectiveness of annual total body examinations in helping to detect the disease in its earlier stages.
 
 
 New study identifies 16 additional genetic markers linked to psoriasis
 
New study identifies 16 additional genetic markers linked to psoriasisIt's one of the most common immune-mediated diseases in the U.S., causing red, patchy and scaly marks on the skin. Yet the 1 to 2 percent of the population who have psoriasis are still left to wonder why.
 
 
 Safety tips to help decrease risk for developing skin cancer
 
Safety tips to help decrease risk for developing skin cancerDid you know that skin cancer is highly preventable? Because May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to highlight the fact that our lifestyle choices contribute greatly to our chances of getting skin cancer.
 
 
 Researchers pinpoint sugar modification in cells that spurs spread of skin cancer
 
Researchers pinpoint sugar modification in cells that spurs spread of skin cancerA team of researchers has pinpointed a sugar modification in cells that spurs the spread of skin cancer. Its findings, which appear in the latest issue of the journal Cancer Cell, spotlight a target in the battle against melanoma.
 
 
 Pediatric dermatologist offers few tips to protect infants from the sun
 
Pediatric dermatologist offers few tips to protect infants from the sunSkin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and it only takes one blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence to nearly double a person's chance of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, later in life.
 
 
 Researchers find molecule that darkens skin without UV exposure and may protect against skin cancer
 
Researchers find molecule that darkens skin without UV exposure and may protect against skin cancerA study published in the journal Cell on June 13 has found that a class of small molecules can successfully penetrate and darken human skin samples. The drug developed in the laboratory by researchers in Boston also generates protective tans in red-haired mice.
 
 
 Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illness
 
Scientists uncover mechanism that directly links inflammation to mental illnessUp to 75 percent of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus -- an incurable autoimmune disease commonly known as lupus -- experience neuropsychiatric symptoms.
 
 
 Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
 
Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)Atypical moles, otherwise known as dysplastic nevi, are known to increase the risk of certain types of skin cancer, namely, melanomas. These cancers are becoming more common all over the world, and currently make up 4 percent of skin cancers. They are responsible for the death of 8 out of 10 people with a cutaneous malignancy.
 
 
 Causes of Epidermal Nevi
 
Causes of Epidermal NeviAn epidermal nevus is a benign overgrowth of epidermal cells usually seen at birth or early in childhood. There is usually one or more nevi of varying diameter.
 
 
 Types of Epidermal Nevi
 
Types of Epidermal NeviEpidermal nevi are overgrowths or hamartomas of epidermal cells, which have a genetic basis. They are due to mosaic somatic mutations which lead to proliferation of one or other component of the epidermis.
 
 
 Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal disease
 
Survey finds parents to be least knowledgeable about invasive pneumococcal diseasePfizer Inc., in partnership with Parents magazine, announced today the results of a national survey of more than 2,000 new and expectant parents assessing their knowledge of childhood infectious diseases, such as measles, whooping cough and invasive pneumococcal disease, and the measures parents can take to help prevent them.
 
 
 New survey examines public's opinions on sunscreen at businesses
 
Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer and too much exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation increases the risk of skin cancer.
 
 
 New therapeutic approach could save diabetics from amputation by promoting wound healing
 
New therapeutic approach could save diabetics from amputation by promoting wound healingDiabetic patients frequently have lesions on their feet that are very difficult to heal due to poor blood circulation. In cases of serious non-healing infections, a decision to amputate could be made. A new therapeutic approach, presented recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology by Canadian researchers affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, could prevent these complications by promoting wound healing.
 
 
 Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin color
 
Melanoma could affect anyone regardless of skin colorSidney Brown thought the mole on his nose was just an annoying pimple. He didn't consider that it could be a cancerous tumor, because, Brown thought, "skin cancer is something white people get."
 
 
 Are sunscreens giving us the protection we need?
 
Are sunscreens giving us the protection we need?The harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are well publicised and the risk of developing skin cancer has scared many people into using a sunscreen product to protect their skin when exposed to the sun. However, a recent test of the performance of a range of marketed sun protection products revealed that many of them fail to provide adequate protection against UV rays.
 
 
 Researchers show how cancer therapy works in different way to destroy tumor cells
 
Researchers show how cancer therapy works in different way to destroy tumor cellsAntibodies to the proteins PD-1 and PD-L1 have been shown to fight cancer by unleashing the body's T cells, a type of immune cell.
 
 
 Bacterial cell factories produce enzymes that can be used as active ingredients in drugs
 
Bacterial cell factories produce enzymes that can be used as active ingredients in drugsResearchers at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability in Denmark have developed a method of producing P450 enzymes - used by plants to defend against predators and microbes - in bacterial cell factories. The process could facilitate the production of large quantities of the enzymes, which are also involved in the biosynthesis of active ingredients of cancer drugs.
 
 
 Women pay 40% more than men for common hair loss medication, study finds
 
Women pay 40% more than men for common hair loss medication, study findsWomen pay an average of 40 percent more than men for minoxidil foams – a hair loss remedy most commonly known as Rogaine – according to a new analysis from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
 
 
 Delayed food introduction may increase likelihood of allergy in later childhood
 
Delayed food introduction may increase likelihood of allergy in later childhoodDelaying the introduction of potentially allergenic foods until after a baby's first year may increase the likelihood of a food allergy later on, according to new findings from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development Study.
 
 
 U-M research reveals important clues about invasion of polyomaviruses
 
U-M research reveals important clues about invasion of polyomavirusesEvery cell in our body runs like a tiny factory that makes specialized products, using the carefully guarded instructions kept in the CEO's office.
 
 
 Research findings provide insight into mechanisms underlying differences in efficacy of anti-TNF drugs
 
Research findings provide insight into mechanisms underlying differences in efficacy of anti-TNF drugsOsaka University-led researchers identified differences in how three drugs bind to tumor necrosis factor, a key mediator of inflammatory disease. The team used sedimentation velocity analytical ultracentrifugation to investigate drug-target binding in a physiological environment and at clinically-relevant concentrations.
 
 
 Complications of Epidermal Nevi
 
Complications of Epidermal NeviEpidermal nevi are benign proliferations of one component of the epidermis. They are often derived from post-zygotic mutations in one of the RAS genes or the FGFR3 gene, or the PIK3CA gene. These genes deal with the regulation of cell growth and differentiation.
 
 
 Long waits and long odds for those who need social security disability
 
By the time Stephenie Hashmi was in her mid-20s, she had achieved a lifelong dream — she was the charge nurse of one of Kansas City’s largest intensive care units. But even as she cared for patients, she realized that something was off with her own health.