Epidermis

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.
What is the Epidermis?

The epidermis is the thin, outer layer of the skin that is visible to the eye and works to provide protection to the body.

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Latest Epidermis News and Research

Studies explore how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions

Studies explore how differences in skin composition may lead to dermatological conditions

Moffitt study uses computer modeling to demonstrate the impact of skin homeostasis on driver and passenger mutations

Moffitt study uses computer modeling to demonstrate the impact of skin homeostasis on driver and passenger mutations

Experiments and mathematical modeling help study the role of morphogens in tissue patterning

Experiments and mathematical modeling help study the role of morphogens in tissue patterning

Study sheds light on cell type-specific biomarkers of melanoma

Study sheds light on cell type-specific biomarkers of melanoma

A Spanish study found traces of environmental pollution in breast milk

A Spanish study found traces of environmental pollution in breast milk

Researchers challenge centuries-old beliefs about limb regeneration

Researchers challenge centuries-old beliefs about limb regeneration

New antibody-based method for SARS-CoV-2 detection does not require a blood sample

New antibody-based method for SARS-CoV-2 detection does not require a blood sample

Researchers discover the skin's natural protection from nighttime bacterial invasion in mice

Researchers discover the skin's natural protection from nighttime bacterial invasion in mice

Normal-appearing skin of lupus patients predisposed to flares and rashes, study finds

Normal-appearing skin of lupus patients predisposed to flares and rashes, study finds

Cell’s production of lipids can be a key factor in determining cell fate

Cell’s production of lipids can be a key factor in determining cell fate

Study may provide insight into the evolution of D-amino acid function in marine invertebrates

Study may provide insight into the evolution of D-amino acid function in marine invertebrates

Merkel cell carcinoma has a higher post-treatment recurrence rate than other skin cancers

Merkel cell carcinoma has a higher post-treatment recurrence rate than other skin cancers

Laser-driven needle-free injection is more effective and safer than previous technologies

Laser-driven needle-free injection is more effective and safer than previous technologies

Newly designed biochip simplifies the process of manufacturing in vitro skin in the laboratory

Newly designed biochip simplifies the process of manufacturing in vitro skin in the laboratory

New insights into molecular mechanisms that underpin the body's natural defenses against skin cancer

New insights into molecular mechanisms that underpin the body's natural defenses against skin cancer

Novel mechanism linking intercellular adhesion molecule with genetic skin diseases discovered

Novel mechanism linking intercellular adhesion molecule with genetic skin diseases discovered

Researchers develop new approach to print skin equivalents

Researchers develop new approach to print skin equivalents

The antimicrobial properties of the lungfish cocoon

The antimicrobial properties of the lungfish cocoon

Researchers identify mechanism behind insufficient treatment efficacy of psoriasis drugs

Researchers identify mechanism behind insufficient treatment efficacy of psoriasis drugs

Researchers develop new drug-free treatment to accelerate healing of chronic diabetic wounds

Researchers develop new drug-free treatment to accelerate healing of chronic diabetic wounds