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Molecular Missing Link’ May Explain Allergic Reactions to Personal Care Products

January 8, 2020

Chemical compounds found in skin creams and other personal care products can cause an allergic reaction in the…
Testing a grow-the-forest approach to help skin conditions

January 7, 2020

The idea is to create a therapy involving swabs of an entire healthy skin microbiome, as an alternative…
Insights into Psoriasis Suggest a New Treatment Target

December 16, 2019

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that affects at least 100 million individuals worldwide. Its economic impact is more…
Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD, principal investigator of the study.
Newborn Immune System Detects Harmful Skin Bacteria

November 27, 2019

The immune system must learn from early in life to tolerate bacteria that normally populate healthy skin, while…
New testing method helps protect workers — and their skin — from harmful chemicals

November 15, 2019

People who work in labs, factories, and other workplaces are at risk for developing potentially serious skin allergies…
Immune cells in skin kill MRSA bacteria before they enter the body

October 31, 2019

A type of immune cell called neutrophils could be responsible for controlling bacterial numbers of an antibiotic-resistant strain…
People with atopic eczema have more S. aureus bacteria in their skin

October 22, 2019

People with atopic eczema have many more Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their skin than those with healthy skin…
Arthritis Treatment Could Provide Relief for Lichen Planus Skin Rash

September 26, 2019

Constant itchy, painful bumps, scaly arms and legs, and damaged nails make lichen planus an inflammatory skin disease…
UNH Lab Finds Often Fatal Fungal Disease in New England’s Wild Porcupines

September 24, 2019

A debilitating, often fatal, fungal disease has been discovered in wild North American porcupines in Maine, Massachusetts and…
Skin creams aren’t what we thought they were

August 29, 2019

Anyone who has gone through the stress and discomfort of raw, irritated skin knows the relief that comes…
Moisturizers May Be Turning Your Skin Into “Swiss Cheese”

August 19, 2019

Visit any drugstore and you’ll find a dizzying array of choices for skin-care products. That’s no surprise, says…
Psoriasis therapy linked to reduced coronary inflammation in patients with the skin condition

August 2, 2019

Researchers have found that anti-inflammatory biologic therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary…
Scleroderma Support: Patients Find Help Online

June 28, 2019

Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune disease, affecting about 300,000 Americans, but for those it affects it can be challenging to…
Hispanic and Black Children More Likely to Miss School Due to Eczema Than White Children

May 29, 2019

In a study that highlights racial disparities in the everyday impact of eczema, new research shows Hispanic and…
Psoriasis - artistic impression. Photo credit: NCCIH/NIH
On the Safe Side: Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis

May 13, 2019

Some biologic treatments for psoriasis may be safer, more effective. A common chronic skin condition affecting 125 million…
Better Use of Mouse Models, Skin Infection Dynamics, and Phaser Cells in Navigation

March 22, 2019

Computational translation of genomic responses from experimental model systems to humans. Empirical comparison of genomic responses in mouse…
Skin Repair Eliminates ‘Inflamm-Aging’ Linked to Chronic Disease

March 18, 2019

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and scientists at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Administration (VA)…
Nitisinone increases melanin in people with albinism

March 1, 2019

A small pilot clinical study at the National Eye Institute (NEI) suggests that the drug nitisinone increases melanin…
Scientists identify unique subtype of eczema linked to food allergy

March 1, 2019

Atopic dermatitis, a common inflammatory skin condition also known as allergic eczema, affects nearly 20 percent of children,…
SkinBioTherapeutics raises £1.5 million to widen potential applications for their ground-breaking skin biome technology

February 20, 2019

SkinBiotix®, which is already in human studies with its scientifically validated treatments for a variety of skin conditions,…
Dermatologists Prescribe the Most Antibiotics, but Which Uses Are Driving the Trend?

January 30, 2019

The use of antibiotics to treat inflammatory skin conditions like acne and rosacea is decreasing over time, but…
Blister fluid could help diagnose burn severity

January 22, 2019

Severe burns can leave physical and psychological scars, especially in children. When a burn patient enters the clinic,…
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…
Researchers uncover molecular mechanisms of rare skin disease

August 9, 2018

You’re probably infected with one or more subtypes of the human papilloma virus—and, as alarming as that may…
Progress in addressing a severe skin disease that affects dogs and humans

July 10, 2018

Think of the skin as a kind of raincoat for the inner organs. With its densely packed layers…
New research shows that one of the most widely used treatments for childhood eczema is not helpful

May 3, 2018

A study led by the University of Southampton has found that pouring emollient additives into the bath do…
Icky Skin Problems Kids Can Catch

April 24, 2018

Just reading the words “contagious skin diseases” can make you feel itchy all over. Pools, locker rooms, contact sports and…
New clues point to relief for chronic itching

April 19, 2018

A common side effect of opioids is intense itching — a problem for some patients who need the…
Yale dermatologists successfully restore skin color in vitiligo patients

February 1, 2018

Building on prior research that examined the use of an arthritis medication to treat vitiligo, a team of Yale dermatologists has…
Microbes on the skin of mice promote tissue healing, immunity

January 19, 2018

Beneficial bacteria(link is external) on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against disease-causing…
NIH scientists and collaborators find infectious prion protein in skin of CJD patients

November 23, 2017

National Institutes of Health scientists and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, have detected…
Study finds cause of and cure for genetic skin disorder

June 1, 2017

About one in 200,000 people are affected by a severe group of skin disorders known as the ichthyoses…
Laser-Based Dermatological Procedures Could be Revolutionized with New Technique

April 11, 2017

The first laser treatments used to treat skin conditions such as benign vascular birthmarks and port-wine stains were…
Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration

February 1, 2017

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin…
Skin Prediction Challenge

January 4, 2017

Psoriasis is a systemic skin disease with red, thick and silvery scaly skin and affects at least 100 million…
Relieve Itch – HeroX Innovation Challenge

December 28, 2016

Psoriasis is a systemic skin disease with red, thick and silvery scaly skin and affects at least 100 million…
Healing function of sweat glands declines with age

June 5, 2016

Each injury means a little more as individuals age — more impact and more healing time. A group…
Spotting skin conditions

May 3, 2016

Scientists at Cardiff University have created an online tool to help parents diagnose and better understand a common…
Scientists make significant anti-aging breakthrough

February 26, 2016

A breakthrough in understanding human skin cells offers a pathway for new anti-ageing treatments. For the first time,…
Scratching the Surface of Skin Disease

November 6, 2015

An international team of scientists, led by researchers from A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), Institute of Medical…
Scientists develop a drug candidate to relief condition of chronic itching

September 30, 2015

We get numerous itches throughout the day and do not even pay attention to them – a simple…
Top 5 Best Ways for Removing Warts

May 14, 2015

Warts are usually unsightly looking enlargements on human skin and may appear on any part of your body.…
Spot treatment

March 20, 2015

Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: Acne Acne,…
New antibody therapy dramatically improves psoriasis symptoms in clinical trial

March 15, 2015

Only a single treatment produced what researchers describe as ‘rapid, substantial, and durable clinical improvement’ Many patients suffering…
The secret of wrinkling, folding, and creasing

March 10, 2015

The process of wrinkle formation is familiar to anyone who has ever sat in a bathtub a little…
Skin Disease Drug Finally Wins Approval

November 11, 2014

A synthetic hormone developed more than two decades ago by faculty at the University of Arizona Cancer Center…
You can have too much of a good thing: Skin fibroblasts shield mast cells from excess Vitamin A

May 19, 2014

Mast cells are one of several types of immune cell that are also the cause of allergies and…
Skin’s own circadian clock protects against cancer and premature aging

December 6, 2013

Scientists demonstrate a unique fluctuating clock mechanism, which controls the skin epidermis proliferation and behaviour in response to light…
Blocking nerve cells could halt symptoms of eczema

October 7, 2013

Some 10 percent of the population suffers from eczema at some point in their lives. The chronic skin…
Dermatologists urge the public to take non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosis seriously

August 7, 2013

For many of the more than 2 million people in the United States diagnosed annually with non-melanoma skin…
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