A Research and Development group led by Professor Yoshifumi Saijo of Tohoku University and Noriyuki Masuda of Advantest has succeeded in developing in vivo skin imaging technology that can simultaneously generate dual-wavelength photoacoustic images and ultrasound images. The research is part of the “Innovative Visualization Technology to Lead to Creation of a New Growth Industry” […]Continue Reading ...
FDA Approves Nuzyra (omadacycline) for Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia and Acute Skin and Skin Structure Infections BOSTON, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nuzyra (omadacycline) for the treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and acute skin and […]Continue Reading ...
Changes in the structure of the skin and the lymphatic system that occur with the natural aging process create permissive conditions for melanoma metastasis, according to two studies by The Wistar Institute. These changes are caused by loss of the HAPLN1 protein, which is part of the extracellular matrix, during aging. The studies were published […]Continue Reading ...
Skin acts as the first line of defense against pathogens and other harmful material from outside the body. Yet this barrier also excludes some beneficial drugs that could treat skin diseases. Now, researchers have taken the first steps in developing a chemotherapy for melanoma that can be “painted” directly on the skin, rather than injected […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain When it comes to transplant rejection, some organs are far trickier than others. Some transplantable organs, such as the liver, are readily accepted by the recipient’s immune system, rarely triggering an immune response and rejection. But the skin is a very different matter: Skin grafts have a high rate of rejection […]Continue Reading ...
The image represents the first proof of principle for the successful regeneration of a functional organ (the skin) inside a mammal, by a technique known as AAV-based in vivo reprogramming. Epithelial (skin) tissues were generated by converting one cell type (red: mesenchymal cells) to another (green: basal keratinocytes) within a large ulcer in a laboratory […]Continue Reading ...
Although some people embrace the saying “bald is beautiful,” for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin with lasers can help regrow hair, but the equipment is often large, consumes lots of energy and is difficult to use in daily life. Now, researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Being a teenager can be tough. Teens must manage high school and the pressures of adolescence while at the same time battling stubborn acne. During summer vacation, teenage acne often lessens because of greater sun exposure and decreased stress, but with school back in session, it’s necessary to remind teens of good skin care practices […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the University of Granada and RMIT University in Melbourne have developed personalized and low-cost wearable ultraviolet (UV) sensors that warn users when their exposure to the sun has become dangerous. The paper-based sensor, which can be worn as a wristband, features happy and sad emoticon faces—drawn in an invisible UV-sensitive ink—that successively light […]Continue Reading ...
Today, scientists have explained for the first time why not all mutated skin cells develop into cancer. Image Credit: Juan Gaertner / Shutterstock Skin cancer is the most common type of human cancer, with over 1 million people in the US being diagnosed with the condition every year. It develops when lesions on the skin […]Continue Reading ...
Normal skin contains a patchwork of mutated cells, yet very few go on to eventually form cancer and scientists have now uncovered the reason why. Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and MRC Cancer Unit, University of Cambridge genetically engineered mice to show that mutant cells in skin tissue compete with each other, with only […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be very difficult to control in some people. But the skin condition, which leads to dry, itchy and inflamed skin, is particularly problematic for black people, according to new research. Scientists who examined patients’ skin on a molecular level found that compared to Americans of […]Continue Reading ...
University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a key mechanism by which skin begins to develop in embryos, shedding light on the genetic roots of birth defects like cleft palate and paving the way for development of more functional skin grafts for burn victims. “This study maps how skin development starts, from the earliest stages,” […]Continue Reading ...
When it comes to transplant rejection, some organs are far trickier than others. Some transplantable organs, such as the liver, are readily accepted by the recipient’s immune system, rarely triggering an immune response and rejection. But the skin is a very different matter: Skin grafts have a high rate of rejection for unknown reasons. Investigators […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the Salk Institute have found a way to convert the cells in open wounds into new skin cells, potentially eliminating the need for plastic surgery in the treatment of large wounds. As reported recently in the journal Nature, the team managed to heal large cutaneous ulcers by reprogramming the wound cells to turn […]Continue Reading ...
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