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New sun cream compound offers unprecedented protection against UVA radiation

A new wonder compound developed by University of Bath scientists in collaboration with King’s College London offers unprecedented protection against the harmful ...

FDA approves Differin Gel 0.1% for over-the-counter use to treat acne

First retinoid approved for over-the-counter use ...

Birmingham researchers devise test to predict sepsis in burns patients

Researchers have created a potentially life-saving new test that will allow clinicians to predict which burn victims will develop sepsis during their treatment. ... Full story

Darker Skin is Stronger Skin, Says New View of Human Skin Color

Paper Challenges Current Hypotheses for the Gain and Loss of Heavy Pigmentation in Humans over evolutionary time ... Full story

Clinical trial to test two treatments for vitiligo sufferers

People who suffer from the skin condition ‘vitiligo’ are being encouraged to take part in a clinical trial led by The University of Nottingham’s Centre ... Full story

Possible psoriasis drug target identified

Researchers have discovered a protein involved in psoriasis, a highly common skin disease, opening up new potentials for therapy. ... Full story

WSU researchers watch skin cells ‘walk’ to wounds

PULLMAN, Wash. – Skin cells typically spend their entire existence in one place on your body. But Washington State University researchers have seen how the cells will alter the proteins holding them in place and move to repair a wound. ... Full story

Psoriasis: Light shed on new details

"A pathological and very complex autoimmune reaction of the skin": This is the definition doctors and scientists use to describe psoriasis, a disease that affects one to three percent of the population. It is characterised by accelerated cell division in the upper dermal layers with proliferated skin cells and an inflammation of the skin beneath. Many different cells are involved in the complex processes: skin cells (keratinocytes) and cells of the immune system, among others T lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells and others. ... Full story

Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood May Help Treat Eczema

A new study suggests that treatment with stem cells from umbilical cord blood might be an effective therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis. ... Full story

Young adults in Britain more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have a higher education background

Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new research has found.TeenageDrinking ... Full story

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