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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Scratching the Surface of Skin Disease

Nov. 6, 2015 — Full genomic sequencing of all 14 species of the Malassezia genus opens up possibility of new treatments for microbially-mediated skin ... read more

Treatment of Severe Acne Hampered by Antibiotic Overuse, Delays in Prescribing More Potent Medication

Oct. 30, 2015 — Physicians who treat severe acne leave too many patients on ineffective antibiotics for far too long before prescribing more potent needed therapy with the medication isotretinoin, sometimes known by ... read more

Hair-GEL Online Tool Gives Bird's Eye View of Hair Follicle Formation

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers have created a resource to help uncover the molecular controls that generate skin and hair. Playfully titled Hair-GEL (gene expression library), the database relies on the fundamental ... read more

Researchers Compare 'Natural' Mosquito Repellents to DEET

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers have tested 10 commercially available products for their effectiveness at repelling mosquitoes. Through their work, they found that mosquitoes were strongly repelled by all products ... read more

Skin-to-Skin Contact With Baby in Neonatal Unit Decreases Maternal Stress Levels

Oct. 23, 2015 — Research shows that stable parent-child bonds are fundamental to healthy child development. For parents of babies born prematurely or with special medical needs, this early bonding can be interrupted ... read more

Vitamin B3 Derivative Cuts Risk of New Skin Cancers

Oct. 21, 2015 — A year of treatment with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly lowered the risk of common, non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients, according to new ... read more

Staphylococcus Aureus Achilles' Heel

Oct. 21, 2015 — <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> is both a transient skin colonizer and a formidable human pathogen, ranking amongst the leading causes of skin and soft tissue infections, as well as severe ... read more

Research on 377,000 People Worldwide Highlights the Role of Genes in Eczema

Oct. 19, 2015 — In the largest genetic study of eczema in the world to date, a group of international researchers has combined data on 377,000 participants in 40 research studies worldwide, including the ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — A new method has been suggested that could be used by physicians to quickly determine the number of moles on the entire body by counting the number found on a smaller 'proxy' body area, ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — Engineers have created a plastic skin-like material that can detect pressure and deliver a Morse code-like signal directly to a living brain cell. The work takes a big step toward adding a sense of ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — A new molecule has been identified by researchers that involves skin fibrosis, a life-threatening disease characterized by the inflammation and hardening of skin tissue. The new study is the first to ... read more

Comparing Total Body Examination Vs. Lesion-Directed Skin Cancer Screenings

Oct. 14, 2015 — Total-body examination found a higher absolute number of skin cancers but lesion-directed screening performed by a dermatologist appeared to be an acceptable alternative screening method in a Belgian ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the effectiveness of its beauty patch, using a technique for imaging live tissue to demonstrate the patch's beneficial effects on the skin. Preliminary results show that ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — A new technique allows scientists to study diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's using cells from human patients. Historically, animal models -- from fruit flies to mice -- have been ... read more

Online Advertising Can Deliver Targeted Cancer Prevention Messages

Oct. 7, 2015 — Online advertising based on Google search terms is a potentially effective way to deliver targeted cancer prevention education, according to a new ... read more

Gay, Bisexual Men Report Higher Rates of Indoor Tanning, Skin Cancer Than Heterosexual Men

Oct. 7, 2015 — Gay and bisexual men were up to six times more likely than heterosexual men to take part in indoor tanning, and twice as likely to report a history of skin cancer, according to a study. Conversely, ... read more

P5CS Mutations Identified as New Target for Skin Rejuvenation

Oct. 7, 2015 — Researchers has discovered a novel protein mutation that results in a rare premature skin aging condition. The findings shed light on the underlying mechanisms of skin aging, and bring us one step ... read more

Of Skin and Teeth: Identifying Key Differences in Asians

Oct. 6, 2015 — Key differences in a suite of genes important for skin and bone development have been identified by scientists, which may have bestowed specific advantages among ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — It is recommended that melanoma patients perform a thorough skin self-exam on a regular basis to look for potential disease recurrence or new melanomas. Research, however, shows that fewer than 15 ... read more

Adult Rashes With Fever Call for Emergency Treatment, Can Signal Life-Threatening Illness

Oct. 5, 2015 — Adults with skin rashes accompanied by a fever of 100.5 or higher warrant a trip to the emergency room because the combination of symptoms can be associated with several life-threatening conditions. ... read more

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