Epidermis

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. 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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Latest Epidermis News and Research

Daily moisturizer does not prevent eczema according to new research

Daily moisturizer does not prevent eczema according to new research

Cancer risk in psoriatic patients

Cancer risk in psoriatic patients

Microbiome in dermis skin layer is the same regardless of age and gender

Microbiome in dermis skin layer is the same regardless of age and gender

Researchers investigate methods to 3D bioprint tissues for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction

Researchers investigate methods to 3D bioprint tissues for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction

Hokkaido University scientists reveal missing link in rare inherited skin disease

Hokkaido University scientists reveal missing link in rare inherited skin disease

Bavarian research network aims to develop new approaches against multi-resistant pathogens

Bavarian research network aims to develop new approaches against multi-resistant pathogens

Molecular biologists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth

Molecular biologists identify gene that puts brakes on tissue growth

Targeting VEGFA signaling in the epidermis can prevent psoriasis development

Targeting VEGFA signaling in the epidermis can prevent psoriasis development

Some skin cancers originate in hair follicles, says new study

Some skin cancers originate in hair follicles, says new study

Some deadly skin cancers may originate in hair follicles

Some deadly skin cancers may originate in hair follicles

Some skin cancers may originate in hair follicles

Some skin cancers may originate in hair follicles

Faster Identification of Bacterial Infections Using Raman Spectroscopy Could Save Lives

Faster Identification of Bacterial Infections Using Raman Spectroscopy Could Save Lives

Rice system helps bioscientists learn how ectoderm cells begin to differentiate

Rice system helps bioscientists learn how ectoderm cells begin to differentiate

Imperial scientists aim to re-engineer stump skin for more comfortable prosthetics

Imperial scientists aim to re-engineer stump skin for more comfortable prosthetics

Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years

Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years

UV radiation exposure: Sun protection is important as athletes have elevated skin cancer risk

UV radiation exposure: Sun protection is important as athletes have elevated skin cancer risk

Skin patch delivers melanoma medication in one minute

Skin patch delivers melanoma medication in one minute

New study provides a better understanding of Merkel cell carcinoma

New study provides a better understanding of Merkel cell carcinoma

Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ underneath the skin

Scientists discover new pain-sensing organ underneath the skin

Mallinckrodt publishes results of StrataGraft regenerative tissue Phase 1b study

Mallinckrodt publishes results of StrataGraft regenerative tissue Phase 1b study