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Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones and other substances on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands) and hair follicles. These factors lead to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits. Acne lesions usually occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Although acne is usually not a serious health threat, it can be a source of significant emotional distress. Severe acne can lead to permanent scarring.
Topical cream found to be effective in reversing the effects of vitiligo

Topical cream found to be effective in reversing the effects of vitiligo

Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Light-based technology could boost memory retention among astronauts

Microorganisms on explanted pedicle screws could be potential cause for spinal implant failure

Microorganisms on explanted pedicle screws could be potential cause for spinal implant failure

Newly discovered bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis requires vitamin A to work

Newly discovered bacteria-killing protein on the epidermis requires vitamin A to work

Researchers identify genetic component involved in development of familial sarcoidosis

Researchers identify genetic component involved in development of familial sarcoidosis

The endocannabinoid system and skin conditions

The endocannabinoid system and skin conditions

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Half of all women with PCOS share a rare gene variant

Neora introduces innovative product to treat acne

Neora introduces innovative product to treat acne

Antibiotics may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Antibiotics may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in women

Physicians turning to antibiotic alternatives for long-term acne treatment

Physicians turning to antibiotic alternatives for long-term acne treatment

$4 million NIH award will help establish UCI Skin Biology Resource-based Center

$4 million NIH award will help establish UCI Skin Biology Resource-based Center

Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections

Extracts of ginkgo seeds show antibacterial activity on pathogens that cause skin infections

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Male contraceptive pill crosses the human clinical trial hurdle

Male contraceptive pill shown to be safe and tolerable in phase I trial

Male contraceptive pill shown to be safe and tolerable in phase I trial

Novel mouse model confirms how “good” and “bad” bacteria affect human acne

Novel mouse model confirms how “good” and “bad” bacteria affect human acne

Acne relapses associated with impaired quality of life, productivity loss and absenteeism

Acne relapses associated with impaired quality of life, productivity loss and absenteeism

Researchers identify treatable mechanism in patients with schizophrenia

Researchers identify treatable mechanism in patients with schizophrenia

Study looks at trends over time in oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists

Study looks at trends over time in oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists

Acne could have a genetic basis find researchers promising new cure

Acne could have a genetic basis find researchers promising new cure

Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment

Genetics study offers hope for new acne treatment