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Skin Care News
December 12, 2019

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Wrinkles on the skin of a microscopic worm might provide the key to a longer, healthier life for humans. Working with Caenorhabditis elegans, a transparent nematode found in ... read more

Mosquito Incognito: Could Graphene-Lined Clothing Help Prevent Mosquito Bites?

A new study shows that graphene sheets can block the signals mosquitoes use to identify a blood meal, potentially enabling a new chemical-free ... read more

Wireless Sensors That Stick to the Skin to Track Our Health

Engineers have developed experimental stickers that pick up physiological signals emanating from the skin, then wirelessly beam these health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing. It's all ... read more

New Pain Organ Discovered in the Skin

Researchers have discovered a new sensory organ that is able to detect painful mechanical damage, such as pricks and ... read more
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Flipping the Script on Novel Cancer Therapy Leads to Insights Into Lupus

In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body's natural defenses against several forms of cancer, opening up a new era of ... read more

Dangerous Skin Tumor Now Has Treatment Guidelines

A new study reports the first guidelines for treating sebaceous carcinoma, a cancer of the oil glands. If not removed and treated promptly, it can spread to other organs and cause grave harm to ... read more

Brachytherapy Proves Effective in Treating Skin Cancer

The use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy to treat elderly patients with common skin cancers offers excellent cure rates and cosmetic outcomes, according to a new ... read more

Why Beta-Blockers Cause Skin Inflammation

Beta-blockers are often used to treat high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases. However, in some patients they can trigger or exacerbate psoriasis, an inflammatory skin disease. ... read more

Living Skin Can Now Be 3D-Printed With Blood Vessels Included

Researchers have developed a way to 3D print living skin, complete with blood vessels. The advancement is a significant step toward creating grafts that are more like the skin our bodies produce ... read more

A Stretchable Stopwatch Lights Up Human Skin

Imagine a runner who doesn't need to carry a stopwatch or cell phone to check her time: She could just gaze at the glowing stopwatch display on the back of her hand. Such human-machine ... read more

Increased Depression, Suicidal Thoughts and Stress Are Reported in Patients With Chronically Itchy Skin

Itch is a very common symptom in patients suffering from skin diseases. In a new study on the psychological burden of itch, investigators report that the presence of itch in dermatological patients ... read more

Breakthrough in Understanding Rare Genetic Skin Condition

A breakthrough has been made in understanding a rare genetic skin disease that causes progressively enlarging skin tumors over the scalp, face and ... read more

Pacifier Biosensor Could Help Monitor Newborn Health

Wearable biosensors that non-invasively monitor health and fitness are growing in popularity among adults. But adapting this technology for use with babies is difficult because the devices are often ... read more

With This New Alpha-Gel, the Cream of All Skin Creams Could Be Here

Mixtures called alpha-gels are thick, do not flow easily, and can hold much water. Therefore, many skincare products are based on them. A group of scientists from Japan has made an alpha-gel with a ... read more

Looking Inside the Body With Indirect Light

Scientists report an imaging technique that gives finer details of blood vessels in live patients in real time than current diagnostic machines used in the clinic. The technique depends on capturing ... read more

How Do Ketogenic Diets Affect Skin Inflammation?

Not all fats are equal in how they affect our skin, according to a new study. The investigators found that different ketogenic diets impacted skin inflammation differently in psoriasiform-like skin ... read more

Scientists Discover Skin Keeps Time Independent of the Brain

A study has now found that a type of opsin known as neuropsin is expressed in the hair follicles of mice and synchronize the skin's circadian clock to the light-dark cycle, independent of the ... read more

Inactive Receptor Renders Cancer Immunotherapies Ineffective

The aim of immunotherapies is to enable the immune system once again to fight cancer on its own. Drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors are already in clinical use for this purpose. However, they are ... read more

Expert Second Opinion Improves Reliability of Melanoma Diagnoses

A new study has found that obtaining a second opinion from pathologists who are board certified or have fellowship training in dermatopathology can help improve the accuracy and reliability of ... read more

Skin Cancer Prevention Program May Have Reduced Melanoma in Australians

A skin cancer prevention program called SunSmart may have contributed to a recent reduction in melanoma among younger residents of Melbourne, according to a new study. According to the authors, the ... read more

New Defensive Mechanism Against Bacterial Wound Infections

Wound inflammation which results in impaired wound healing can have serious consequences for patients. Researchers have discovered a new defensive mechanism which enables our skin to actively kill ... read more

Incidence of Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Head and Neck Melanoma Is Up 51 Percent

Head and neck melanoma among pediatric, adolescent and young adult populations in the United States and Canada increased by 51.1% from 1995 to ... read more

Emerging Parasitic Disease Mimics the Symptoms of Visceral Leishmaniasis in People

A new study suggests that transmission of a protozoan parasite from insects may also cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people. The parasite, however, does not respond to treatment with standard ... read more

Teenage Acne May Be a Natural, Transient Inflammatory State

Adolescent acne does not always result in a pathological condition; rather, it may be a natural, transient inflammatory state occurring when the maturing facial skin is exposed to new microbes and ... read more

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