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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

Scientists Identify Key Genetic Factor That Keeps Moles from Turning Into Melanoma

Aug. 5, 2015 — Moles are benign tumors found on the skin of almost every adult. Scientists have known for years that a mutation in the BRAF gene makes them start growing, but until now haven't understood why ... read more

Injection That Destroys Fat Cells May Offer Option to Surgery for Double Chin, Plastic Surgeons Say

Aug. 4, 2015 — Plastic surgeons have a non-surgical approach to treating “double chins” ? the moderate-to-severe fat below the chin using an FDA-approved drug that when injected into tissue destroys fat ... read more

Veterans Returning from Middle East Face Higher Skin Cancer Risk

Aug. 3, 2015 — Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, ... read more

Further Evidence of Genetic Key to Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

Aug. 3, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered further evidence that the protective buffers at the ends of chromosomes -- known as telomeres -- are fundamental to the understanding of the deadliest form of skin cancer, ... read more

Surprising Results Casts New Light on the Free Radical Theory of Aging

Aug. 3, 2015 — When scientists bred mice that produced excess free radicals that damaged the mitochondria in their skin, they expected to see accelerated aging across the mouse lifespan - additional proof of the ... read more

Trigger of Deadly Melanoma Discovered

Aug. 3, 2015 — The trigger that causes melanoma cancer cells to turn lethal has been uncovered by scientists. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and melanoma, which accounts for 2% of skin cancer cases, ... read more

Immune Cells in the Skin Remember, Defend Against Parasites

July 28, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found resident T cells in a tissue in response to a parasite infection. The finding could help inform efforts to develop an effective vaccine for leishmaniasis, ... read more

'Major Player' in Skin Cancer Genes Identified

July 27, 2015 — A subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases has been defined by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their findings shed light on an ... read more

July 27, 2015 — Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Researchers have successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema using a rheumatoid arthritis drug recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia ... read more

Dermatologist Offers Unique Treatment for Vitiligo Skin Discoloration

July 16, 2015 — A dermatologist has improved a technique to transplant pigment cells that can repair the affected area of skin discoloration from vitiligo. Vitiligo affects about 2 million people in the United ... read more

Sunburn Tattoos Both Trendy and Dangerous

July 15, 2015 — They may look neat, but the dangers of sunburn tattoos far outweigh the coolness ... read more

Nanoparticles Used to Prevent Inflammatory Acne Through Slow-Released Nitric Oxide

July 15, 2015 — Dermatologists have found that the release of nitric oxide over time may be a new way to treat and prevent acne through ... read more

Skin Squamous Cell Carcinoma

July 14, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered new genetic alterations involved in the development of skin squamous cell ... read more

Antioxidants Help Treat Skin-Picking Disorder in Mice

July 13, 2015 — Two antioxidant supplements are effective in treating skin-picking disorder in mice, according to a new ... read more

Genetic Alterations in Development of Skin Cancer Uncovered

July 13, 2015 — Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is one of the most frequent cancers in humans affecting more than half million new persons every year in the world. Transformation of a normal cell to a cancer ... read more

Skin Cancer Marker Plays Critical Role in Tumor Growth

July 13, 2015 — The protein keratin 17 -- the presence of which is used in the lab to detect and stage various types of cancers -- is not just a biomarker for the disease, but may play a critical role in tumor ... read more

Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing, Especially for Diabetics and the Elderly

July 12, 2015 — Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists have ... read more

New Psoriasis Drug Is More Effective Than Current Treatment

July 8, 2015 — A phase II clinical trial shows that a new psoriasis drug called guselkumab has greater efficacy than the current standard of care for the chronic skin condition. Psoriasis is an immune-mediated ... read more

Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have known for some time that inflammation is one of the ten hallmarks of cancer. Cancer has also been described as a "wound that does not heal." Now researchers have studied the ... read more

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