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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017 — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterial scourge that is resistant to most common antibiotics and thus difficult to treat, particularly in children where it commonly causes ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — When it divides, a stem cell has a choice: produce more stem cells or turn into the specific types of cells that compose skin, muscle, brain, or other tissue. New experiments in skin show this ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive species common in Florida -- contain an extract with the power to disarm dangerous antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, scientists ... read more

Study Reveals How Melanoma Spreads

Feb. 8, 2017 — Newly identified genes and genetic pathways in primary melanoma -- a type of skin cancer -- could give researchers new targets for developing new personalized treatments for melanoma, and potentially ... read more

Study Paints Clearer Picture of 'NASTy' Side Effects from Well-Known Heart Drug

Feb. 6, 2017 — The uncomfortable and embarrassing facial side effects many patients experience from the drug niacin, which is prescribed to prevent heart disease, typically lead to a high number of patients ... read more

Skin Sodium Content Linked to Heart Problems in Patients With Kidney Disease

Feb. 3, 2017 — Elevated sodium content in the skin correlates closely with left ventricular hypertrophy in patients with chronic kidney disease, report ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — More than six million cases of chronic wounds cost $20 billion each year in the United States. Diabetic ulcers, pressure sores, surgical site wounds and traumatic injuries to high-risk patients ... read more

Treatment Has No Sufficient Effect in One of Five Psoriasis Patients

Feb. 2, 2017 — A substantial part of people, one in five, undergoing systemic treatment for psoriasis (i.e. pills taken orally, injections or infusions) still have considerable problems with their disease, ... read more

Whole-Body Heat Stress Lowers Exercise Capacity, Blood Flow in Men

Feb. 1, 2017 — Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can raise both the skin and core temperature, reducing blood flow to the brain and limbs during exercise and limiting the ability to exercise for long periods, ... read more

Why Thick Skin Develops on Our Palms and Soles, and Its Links to Cancer

Feb. 1, 2017 — Foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the esophagus (gullet), report ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person's skin hydration to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem. The device is lightweight, flexible and ... read more

Jan. 29, 2017 — Researchers have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. The discovery could potentially aid the development of new ... read more

Scientists Decipher a Mechanism in Serious Skin Infections

Jan. 24, 2017 — Scientists have been able to demonstrate that sugar polymers on the outer cell envelope of Staphylococcus aureus mean that the disease progresses in a particularly aggressive way -- and this suggests ... read more

Keeping Skin Cancer in Check

Jan. 23, 2017 — Malignant melanoma is the fastest-growing type of cancer and the most fatal skin disease. Scientists have investigated the influence of the surrounding tissue on the formation and growth of tumor ... read more

Skin Closure Options for Cesarean Delivery: Glue Vs. Subcuticular Sutures

Jan. 23, 2017 — Cesarean delivery rates have increased during the last few decades and it has become the most common surgery during a woman's reproductive years. There is currently no definite evidence ... read more

Evaluation of the Effects of Laser Tissue Welding for Spina Bifida Repair

Jan. 23, 2017 — Spina Bifia is a birth defect where there is incomplete closure of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. It affects more than 4,000 children born each year in the U.S. and is associated ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Researchers have developed a method that makes it possible to see how individual molecules from solvents in skin creams, medicated ointments and cleaning products affect and interact with the ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Following the recent Zika outbreak in Miami-Dade County, a multidisciplinary team of physicians has published a case study describing in detail the nation's first locally-transmitted case of ... read more

New Material in the Fight Against Hospital-Acquired Infections

Jan. 11, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new light-activated antimicrobial material for use in the fight against the most common hospital ... read more

Risk of Skin Cancer Doesn't Deter Most College Students Who Tan Indoors, Study Shows

Jan. 10, 2017 — White female college students in Indiana who tan indoors know they are placing themselves at risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging, but most continue to tan indoors anyway, according to a ... read more

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