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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Suntanned in Paradise? Researcher Explores Why Some People Risk Skin Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — Tanning as “paradise” — the depiction in ads and magazines of smiling people sporting even tans and often enjoying exotic vacation spots — may influence people to tan in the sun or tanning ... read more

Researchers List Reasons Why the U. S. Surgeon General Should Announce That UV Tanning Causes Skin Cancer

Apr. 8, 2015 — A July, 2014 Call to Action to Prevent Skin Cancer by acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris Lushniak points out that indoor tanning is "strongly associated with increased skin cancer risk," but ... read more

Tiny Hair Follicle Holds Big Clues About the Life and Death of Stem Cells

Apr. 7, 2015 — Inside the microscopic world of the mouse hair follicle, researchers have discovered big clues about how stem cells regenerate and die. These findings could lead to a better understanding of how the ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Researchers are developing a touch-free system that monitors patients' vital signs via video while compensating for skin tone, lighting and ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — The first systematic study has been carried out analyzing the safety of so-called upconversion nanoparticles that may be used to treat skin cancer and other skin diseases. This study is one of the ... read more

Malignant Melanoma: Pensioners Seven Times More Likely to Get Deadly Skin Cancer Than 40 Years Ago

Apr. 6, 2015 — Pensioners are seven times more likely to get malignant melanoma than 40 years ago, a study confirms. While age is one of the biggest risk factors for melanoma the huge increase in pensioners being ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — Treatments to regenerate skin from burns become tedious and long lasting; however, researchers report that they have developed a biodegradable membrane that allows to transfer skin cells ... read more

Folic Acid May Help Elderly Weather Heat Waves

Mar. 31, 2015 — Supplemental folic acid can enhance blood vessel dilation in older adults, according to researchers, suggesting that folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — Researchers have recorded the first direct observations of the micro-scale mechanisms behind the ability of skin to resist tearing. The results could be applied to the improvement of artificial skin, ... read more

Restoring IL-17 May Treat Skin Infections Related to Chronic Alcohol Consumption

Mar. 31, 2015 — Alcoholism takes a toll on every aspect of a person's life, including skin problems. Now, a new research report helps explain why this happens and what might be done to address it. "The ... read more

Two Different Fat Graft Techniques Have Similar Effects on Facial Skin

Mar. 30, 2015 — Two approaches to fat grafting—injection of fat cells versus fat-derived stem cells—have similar effects in reversing the cellular-level signs of aging skin, reports a study. The study included ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — An experimental therapy successfully tested in mice cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all. "We envision that our nanoparticle therapy could be used to ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers have developed a targeted therapy ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — Stem cells can have a strong sense of identity. Taken out of their home in the hair follicle, for example, and grown in culture, these cells remain true to themselves. After waiting in limbo, these ... read more

NIH-Funded Researchers Find Off-Patent Antibiotics Effectively Combat MRSA Skin Infections

Mar. 19, 2015 — Two common antibiotic treatments work equally well against bacterial skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acquired outside of hospital settings. Known as ... read more

Two Commonly Used Antibiotics Have Similar Cure Rates for Uncomplicated Skin Infections

Mar. 18, 2015 — Two antibiotics frequently prescribed to treat serious skin infections -- clindamycin and trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) -- had similar rates of success in curing uncomplicated infections in ... read more

Antihypertensive Drug Improves Corticosteroid-Based Skin Treatments

Mar. 18, 2015 — Basic research on blood pressure has led researchers to obtain unexpected results: drugs used to treat high blood pressure reduce side effects from corticosteroid-based creams used to treat certain ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — A new 'smart bandage' has been developed that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes -- and while ... read more

Mar. 13, 2015 — Many patients suffering from psoriasis showed significant recovery after just a single dose of an experimental treatment with a human antibody that blocks an immune signaling protein crucial to the ... read more

MRSA Can Linger in Homes, Spreading Among Its Inhabitants

Mar. 10, 2015 — Households can serve as a reservoir for transmitting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study. Once the bacteria enters a home, it can linger for years, spreading from ... read more

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