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New pain organ discovered in the skin

August 20, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new sensory receptor organ that is able to detect painful mechanical…
Moles on the body largely influenced by genetics, finds new study

August 16, 2019

Survival of skin cancer is known to be influenced by gender, with female patients demonstrating higher rates of…
Pain and Gain: Skin Nerves Anticipate and Fight Infection

July 26, 2019

Pinch yourself. If you feel pain, it’s thanks to specialized nerve endings in the skin. And, in a…
Cellular rivalry promotes healthy skin development

May 17, 2019

Not all cells are destined for greatness. Deemed unfit to serve in the body, some are killed off…
Pioneering study could offer sun protection to patients with rare genetic disease

February 22, 2019

Skin cells taken from patients with a rare genetic disorder are up to ten times more sensitive to…
Medication for severe acne alters skin microbiome

December 28, 2018

Isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production…
How do hair follicles grow? A Yale-led study untangles the science

December 28, 2018

An outstanding question in dermatology that researchers have studied for decades is: How do hair follicles emerge from…
Researchers Identify How Skin Ages, Loses Fat and Immunity

December 27, 2018

Dermal fibroblasts are specialized cells deep in the skin that generate connective tissue and help the skin recover…
CWRU researchers to examine the role of skin prions in fatal neurodegenerative human prion disease

December 13, 2018

Affecting both people and animals, prion diseases are degenerative brain disorders that can debilitate or kill their victims.…
Researchers Discover Why Some Parts of the Body Have Hair and Others Don’t

November 30, 2018

Why do humans have hair on our arms and legs but not on the palms of our hands…
Cells beneath the skin explain differences in healing

November 27, 2018

Differences in the cells that give skin its resilience and strength during wound repair may explain why individuals…
Skin-like sensor maps blood-oxygen levels anywhere in the body

November 9, 2018

Injuries can’t heal without a constant influx of blood’s key ingredient — oxygen. A new flexible sensor developed…
Scientists Discover Biological Ultraviolet Protection “Timer”

October 31, 2018

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered a critical 48-hour cycle that is responsible for synchronizing the biological mechanisms that…
Maple leaf extract could nip skin wrinkles in the bud

August 28, 2018

Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that…
Great time saving in the development of skincare products

July 9, 2018

Skincare products have a limited shelf life because fatty acids in the products can form volatile oxidation products,…
Study highlights shortcomings of moisturisers with sun protection

July 5, 2018

New University of Liverpool research, presented at the British Association of Dermatologists’ Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, shows moisturisers with sun…
Skin responsible for greater exposure to carcinogens in barbecue smoke than lungs

May 29, 2018

With summer coming, it’s only a matter of time before the smells and tastes of barbecued foods dominate…
Stem cell symposium to highlight clinical trials, safety and regulation

April 19, 2018

Twenty years ago this fall, a team of scientists led by James Thomson at the University of Wisconsin–Madison…
A lot of needles may help restart a heart

April 13, 2018

The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from Rice University believes…
Beneficial Skin Bacteria Protect Against Skin Cancer

March 1, 2018

Science continues to peel away layers of the skin microbiome to reveal its protective properties. In a study…
Researchers go skin deep to explore what causes wrinkles

March 1, 2018

The prospects – and consequences – of ageing are of concern to us all, especially when considering the…
Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

February 9, 2018

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is…
Eczema and Dry Skin: 5 Tips to Help Kids This Winter

January 29, 2018

Winter’s icy outdoor temperatures and dry indoor heat can be tough on children’s tender skin, making it feel…
Crowding in the skin: instructing single stem cell fate decisions

December 13, 2017

Human skin is a remarkable organ serving as a barrier protecting us from pathogens, toxic substances and others.…
Skin found to play a role in controlling blood pressure

October 27, 2017

Skin plays a surprising role in helping regulate blood pressure and heart rate, according to scientists at the…
Turning Brain Cells into Skin Cells

October 23, 2017

A new study published in Nature Communicationsreveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells…
Study Identifies Genes Responsible for Diversity of Human Skin Colors

October 13, 2017

Human populations feature a broad palette of skin tones. But until now, few genes have been shown to…
How easily we tan is influenced by Neandertal DNA

October 9, 2017

After humans and Neandertals met many thousands of years ago, the two species began interbreeding. While Neandertals aren’t…
Blood-filtering organs fight infections that enter through the skin

August 16, 2017

New information about how and where the innate immune system fights off viral infections that enter through the…
What’s On Your Skin? Archaea, That’s What

July 3, 2017

It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms – ­and they’re not just bacteria. A study…
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