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The epidermis is the thin, outer layer of the skin that is visible to the eye and works to provide protection to the body. It does not contain any blood vessels and is, therefore, dependent on the dermis, the layer of the skin underneath it, to provide access to nutrients and dispose of waste.

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Thermage sues Alma Lasers for patent infringement

Thermage sues Alma Lasers for patent infringement

Caspase-14 protein protects skin against UVB and dehydration

Caspase-14 protein protects skin against UVB and dehydration

Hair loss may be reversible

Hair loss may be reversible

Researchers identify key function of a molecule - wound healing in the skin

Researchers identify key function of a molecule - wound healing in the skin

Human hair follicles found to be a new source of adult stem cells

Human hair follicles found to be a new source of adult stem cells

Gene mutation associated with deafness can play an important part in wound healing

Gene mutation associated with deafness can play an important part in wound healing

Cells inside the hair follicle are true multipotent stem cells

Cells inside the hair follicle are true multipotent stem cells

Researchers identify gene defect in mice that causes cyclical hair loss and skin cancer

Researchers identify gene defect in mice that causes cyclical hair loss and skin cancer

Asymmetric cell divisions are essential for skin development

Asymmetric cell divisions are essential for skin development

Single protein regulates secretion levels - helps stem cells become secretory cells

Single protein regulates secretion levels - helps stem cells become secretory cells

Researchers have discovered how p16 gene works

Researchers have discovered how p16 gene works

Patent granted for novel collagen delivery system

Patent granted for novel collagen delivery system

Hair growing stem cells may one day provide treatments for human hair conditions

Hair growing stem cells may one day provide treatments for human hair conditions

Cell biologists may have discovered a new effective therapy for psoriasis

Cell biologists may have discovered a new effective therapy for psoriasis

Mathematicians Predict Patterns in Fingerprints

Mathematicians Predict Patterns in Fingerprints