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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…
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain

October 17, 2019

Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their…
Twig-mimicking caterpillars sense colour through their skin

August 12, 2019

It is difficult to distinguish caterpillars of the peppered moth from a twig. The caterpillars not only mimic…
Scientists have developed an artificial skin with nanoscale fibres

July 3, 2019

Human skin is incredible. It is elastic, it is tough and for the most part it heals pretty…
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,…
Skin cream use OK’d during radiation therapy

October 25, 2018

Contrary to the advice most cancer patients receive when they go through radiation treatment, topical skin treatments, unless…
Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons

September 11, 2017

Scientists working to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases have been stymied by the inability to grow human…
UA-Invented Sunscreen Licensed to Leading Aloe Vera Supplier

September 5, 2017

The University of Arizona has licensed a new, non-penetrating sunscreen to MexiAloe Laboratorios, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary…
Skin-ditching gecko inexplicably leaves body armor behind when threatened

August 10, 2017

When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of…
Researchers uncover new treatment options for common debilitating skin disease

July 24, 2017

Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to…
Reptile Skin Grown in Lab for First Time, Helps Study Endangered Turtle Disease

June 28, 2017

Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal…
Tanning in a Dish

June 15, 2017

Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have developed a way of increasing…
9 Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

May 25, 2017

Everything under the sun you need to know about protecting your skin: Get Your Vitamin D Elsewhere Sunlight can help…
Chemists Create the Ultimate Natural Sunscreen

May 20, 2017

Chemists, materials scientists and nanoengineers at UC San Diego have created what may be the ultimate natural sunscreen.…
A Scientific Advance for Cool Clothing: Temperature-wise, That Is

April 20, 2017

Stanford University researchers, with the aid of the Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer at UC San…
Science in Focus: Creating Neurons from Skin Cells to Understand Autism

March 16, 2017

Studying brain disorders is complicated for many reasons, not the least being the ethics of obtaining living neurons.…
Altered lipids, skin infections may point to new personalized therapy for atopic dermatitis

March 8, 2017

Researchers have discovered a new way to identify the lipids, or fats found in the skin of people…
No, That’s Not a Brown Recluse Spider Bite

February 17, 2017

Many skin conditions are misdiagnosed by doctors as brown recluse spider bites. This can lead to tragedy because…
Study pinpoints how skin cells’ identity can be disassembled to create stem cells

January 21, 2017

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have published a…
Research on sweat glands suggests a route to better skin grafts

December 26, 2016

As early humans shed the hairy coats of their closest evolutionary ancestors, they also gained a distinct feature…
Reprogrammable skin stem cells in a test-tube

December 20, 2016

To develop new treatments for skin cancer, drugs need to be tested on animals. Now scientists from the…
A skin graft for bad burns

October 29, 2016

Full thickness skin grafts are the golden standard for treating burn wounds. But most skin grafts for severe…
Fighting pain through knowledge about sensory organs in the fingertips

October 12, 2016

Learning how sensory organs in the skin work may solve sensory disorders, including pain seen in inflammation, diabetes…
Two proteins safeguard skin stem cells

August 1, 2016

Our skin renews, heals wounds, and regenerates the hair that covers it thanks to a small group of…
Scents from Bed Bugs’ Shed Skin Affect the Pests’ Behavior

July 20, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the shed skins of bed begs retain the “obnoxious…
Researchers find method that could cut staph diagnosis from 2 days to 3 hours

June 23, 2016

Half a million people are infected with staph bacteria each year, leading to skin infections, as well as…
Researchers watch skin cells ‘walk’ to wounds

June 9, 2016

Process could be used to speed healing Skin cells typically spend their entire existence in one place on…
Skin cancer detection technology promises early diagnosis

June 7, 2016

New technology that helps detect skin cancers early could be transformed into a commonplace tool for clinicians, thanks…
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…
Proton-conducting material found in electrosensory organs of sharks

May 19, 2016

Sharks, skates, and rays can detect very weak electric fields produced by prey and other animals using an…
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