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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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Tiny RNA molecule found to help create skin's protective barrier

Tiny RNA molecule found to help create skin's protective barrier

Short RNA strand helps exposed skin cells protect body from bacteria, dehydration and even cancer

Short RNA strand helps exposed skin cells protect body from bacteria, dehydration and even cancer

New genetic link to schizophrenia

New genetic link to schizophrenia

Broccoli shows benefits for epidermolysis bullosa simplex

Broccoli shows benefits for epidermolysis bullosa simplex

Cuban Spirulina platenses prevents cancer and ageing

Cuban Spirulina platenses prevents cancer and ageing

Psychological stress increases susceptibility to skin infections in mice

Psychological stress increases susceptibility to skin infections in mice

Researchers make new discovery on pigment melanin and skin - hair color

Researchers make new discovery on pigment melanin and skin - hair color

Skin-healing pseudoceramides

Skin-healing pseudoceramides

Discovery on manipulating skin tone and color

Discovery on manipulating skin tone and color

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

Use of aluminium in sunscreens and sunblocks questioned

Use of aluminium in sunscreens and sunblocks questioned

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