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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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Sunburn causes melanoma through direct and indirect processes

Sunburn causes melanoma through direct and indirect processes

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

NIBIB-funded researchers develop microscopic technique to improve Mohs surgery

NIBIB-funded researchers develop microscopic technique to improve Mohs surgery

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

BioTime subsidiary releases version 1.5 of LifeMap Discovery

BioTime subsidiary releases version 1.5 of LifeMap Discovery

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

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

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

Researchers explore the origin of sweat gland stem cells

Researchers explore the origin of sweat gland stem cells

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

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

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

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

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

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

T-rays are ideal for detecting early signs of melanoma

T-rays are ideal for detecting early signs of melanoma

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

Scientists identify new class of immune cells that suppress genital herpes

Scientists identify new class of immune cells that suppress genital herpes

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

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

Fruit fly study offers clues to wound healing

Fruit fly study offers clues to wound healing

Injection-free vaccination technique shows promise

Injection-free vaccination technique shows promise

New DNA-delivering film holds promise for improving effectiveness of vaccines

New DNA-delivering film holds promise for improving effectiveness of vaccines

CD98hc molecule appears to be necessary for rapid and effective skin renewal

CD98hc molecule appears to be necessary for rapid and effective skin renewal