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

Hair follicle stem cells play an outsize role in healing skin blisters

Hair follicle stem cells play an outsize role in healing skin blisters

Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 with a single dose skin patch

Vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 with a single dose skin patch

MSU research reveals how the skin's immune cells organize themselves to ward off intruders

MSU research reveals how the skin's immune cells organize themselves to ward off intruders

Novel 'CopyCatcher' detects when precise copying of genetic information takes place in cells

Novel 'CopyCatcher' detects when precise copying of genetic information takes place in cells

Microneedles for cancer immunotherapy may lead to minimal invasiveness, side effects

Microneedles for cancer immunotherapy may lead to minimal invasiveness, side effects

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones using bioprinting during surgery

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones using bioprinting during surgery

Research team identifies new factor in the development of psoriasis

Research team identifies new factor in the development of psoriasis

Researchers identify new molecular mechanisms in chronic skin inflammation

Researchers identify new molecular mechanisms in chronic skin inflammation

Polycomb complexes found to be essential for proper skin development

Polycomb complexes found to be essential for proper skin development

Algorithm for skin cancer diagnosis performs on par with dermatologists

Algorithm for skin cancer diagnosis performs on par with dermatologists

Research finds new evidence about the mechanisms controlling skin repair and regeneration

Research finds new evidence about the mechanisms controlling skin repair and regeneration

Researchers show how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content

Researchers show how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content

Scientists identify key enzyme as driver of autoimmune blistering diseases

Scientists identify key enzyme as driver of autoimmune blistering diseases

Protein encourages similar developing cells to clump together

Protein encourages similar developing cells to clump together

Inherited DNA defects cause squamous cell carcinoma in kids with Fanconi anemia

Inherited DNA defects cause squamous cell carcinoma in kids with Fanconi anemia

Researchers identify a new way to prevent skin reactions in cancer patients

Researchers identify a new way to prevent skin reactions in cancer patients

Researchers report the discovery of innate immune signaling pathway in fibroblasts

Researchers report the discovery of innate immune signaling pathway in fibroblasts

SARS-CoV-2 survives on human skin for 9 hours

SARS-CoV-2 survives on human skin for 9 hours

Researchers identify genetic markers linked to higher risk of capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome

Researchers identify genetic markers linked to higher risk of capecitabine-induced hand-foot syndrome

Applying "temporal pressure" to the skin can help deliver more drugs

Applying "temporal pressure" to the skin can help deliver more drugs