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

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

Study uncovers molecular mechanisms that promote cell-to-cell adhesion and communication

Study uncovers molecular mechanisms that promote cell-to-cell adhesion and communication

Researchers conduct molecular dynamic study of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and human skin model interactions

Researchers conduct molecular dynamic study of SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and human skin model interactions

Scientists unravel mechanisms involved in epithelial integrity

Scientists unravel mechanisms involved in epithelial integrity

New AI systems offers quicker, more accurate diagnosis for blistering disease

New AI systems offers quicker, more accurate diagnosis for blistering disease

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