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   High bacterial levels in half of lupus skin rashesHigh bacterial levels in half of lupus skin rashes
 
A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reports that half the skin lesions present in patients with lupus show the presence of viable staph bacteria. This makes them more susceptible to skin infections and also increases the risk that the infection will spread to others.
 
   Bath scientists identify promising route to develop new treatments for skin cancerBath scientists identify promising route to develop new treatments for skin cancer
 
A promising route to develop new treatments for skin cancer has been identified by University of Bath scientists, who have found a molecule that suppresses melanoma tumor growth.
 
 Researchers succeed in creating complex pattern of hives
 
Researchers succeed in creating complex pattern of hivesHives afflict 1 in 5 people, but the exact mechanisms behind the itchy red rashes are not well known. The research team studied the patterns of hives in patients and reproduced the hive patterns using a mathematical model called a reaction-diffusion model, a common prototype for understanding how patterns develop. The researchers' model is a single equation type which had never before been used to generate complex patterns.
 
 
 Elevated mercury levels linked with higher prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer
 
Elevated mercury levels linked with higher prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancerHigher levels of mercury in the blood were linked with a higher prevalence of non-melanoma skin cancer, the most common human malignancy, in a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
 
 
 Maternal depression associated with development of atopic dermatitis in children
 
Maternal depression associated with development of atopic dermatitis in childrenMaternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis throughout childhood and adolescence, according to a recent study published in the journal Dermatitis.
 
 
 RNA affecting skin cancer progression discovered
 
RNA affecting skin cancer progression discoveredResearchers at the University of Turku, Turku University Central Hospital, and Western Cancer Center have discovered a new RNA molecule, PRECSIT, which regulates the growth and invasion of squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.