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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Task Force Maybe Too Stringent in Not Yet Recommending Melanoma Screening

July 26, 2016 — Two clinical experts question a USPSTF determination that there isn't enough evidence to recommend that clinicians visual screen for skin cancer, such as ... read more

Painless and Inexpensive Microneedle System to Monitor Drugs

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient ... read more

Butylparaben Can Have Several Endocrine Disrupting Effects

July 7, 2016 — Research suggests that butylparaben – which is used in cosmetics and skin care products such as sunscreen – have more endocrine disrupting effects than previously thought. Researchers have ... read more

Many Top Selling Sunscreens Don't Offer Adequate Protection

July 6, 2016 — About 40 percent of top selling sunscreens don't meet AAD guidelines, largely due to a lack of water resistance. The study also found consumers spend up to 3,000 percent more for products that ... read more

Scientists Identify an Essential Role of the Immune Receptor CD69 in Psoriasis

July 5, 2016 — The findings of the study suggest that CD69 might also participate in other inflammatory diseases such as ... read more

Partners of Patients With Melanoma Find New Cancers With Skin Exam Training

June 29, 2016 — Skin-check partners of patients with melanoma effectively performed skin self-examinations and identified new melanomas as part of an effort to increase early detection of the skin cancer that can be ... read more

Eczema: Daily 'Soak and Smear' or Steer Clear?

June 29, 2016 — For a very long time, parents of kids who have eczema have asked doctors how often they should bathe their child. A new article offers insight into what the research ... read more

Non-Healing Tissue from Diabetic Foot Ulcers Reprogrammed as Pluripotent Stem Cells

June 28, 2016 — Researchers have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers can be reprogrammed to acquire properties of embryonic-like ... read more

An Effective but Painful Treatment

June 23, 2016 — Photodynamic therapy is an effective treatment for early-stage skin cancer. However, this therapy can cause patients severe pain. The reason for this was previous a mystery to researchers. ... read more

Female Sex Hormone Clue to Fighting Serious Immune Disease

June 10, 2016 — The results of a study showed for the first time a beneficial effect of estrogens in experimental models of skin fibrosis that are representative of the disease process in systemic sclerosis (SSc). ... read more

New Treatment Offers Hope for Children With Debilitating Skin and Muscle Disease

June 10, 2016 — The results of a UK study showed that tumor necrosis factor inhibitor treatment is effective at improving both muscle and skin involvement in children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM). These ... read more

Researchers Watch Skin Cells 'Walk' to Wounds

June 9, 2016 — Skin cells typically spend their entire existence in one place on your body. But researchers have seen how the cells will alter the proteins holding them in place and move to repair a wound. ... read more

New Comorbidity Tool Predicts Risk of Hospitalization and Death in Psoriatic Arthriti

June 9, 2016 — New comorbidity tool predicts risk of hospitalisation and premature death in psoriatic ... read more

Narrow Wavelength of UV Light Safely Kills Drug-Resistant Bacteria

June 8, 2016 — A narrow wavelength of ultraviolet light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria in mice, suggesting its potential to reduce surgical site infections, scientists ... read more

June 8, 2016 — "A pathological and very complex autoimmune reaction of the skin": This is the definition doctors and scientists use to describe psoriasis, a disease that affects one to three percent of ... read more

June 7, 2016 — Researchers have decoded a new mechanism of how the immune system can specifically attack pigmented cells of the skin. It was previously believed that so-called natural killer cells did not have an ... read more

Early Detection, Smaller Cancer Among Benefits of Skin Cancer Screening at PCP Visits

June 7, 2016 — Skin cancer screenings performed by primary care physicians (PCPs) during routine office visits improve the detection of potentially deadly melanomas and find them in earlier stages, according to new ... read more

Anti-DNA Antibody Prefers Damaged dsDNA Over Native

June 3, 2016 — Researchers have conducted a study of structural mechanisms of an antigen recognition and interaction of anti-DNA antibodies which provides a basis for understanding the role of DNA-containing immune ... read more

Healing Function of Sweat Glands Declines With Age

June 2, 2016 — A group of scientists and dermatologists is now looking at the role sweat glands play in how aging skin recovers from wounds. It's a step to better learn about aging skin, in order to better ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Eight days. That's how long it takes for skin cells to reprogram into red blood cells. Researchers have successfully identified the four genetic keys that unlock the genetic code of skin cells ... read more

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