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Case Western Reserve Scientists Identify Proteins Likely to Trigger Psoriasis

Finding Brings Scientists Closer to Developing Treatments that Target Causes of Painful, Inflammatory Skin Condition ...

Concern over skin whitener marketing

A study led by a James Cook University marketing expert has raised concerns over the ethics of the marketing of skin-whitening products, ...

Hot showers harmful to skin during winter

A hot steamy bath might feel good during the winter months but it could leave your skin hanging out to dry. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say the higher temperatures at bath time increase dry skin, which could have long-term damaging effects. ... Full story

New Zealand leads research on natural quit smoking remedy

New Zealand researchers have found that a low cost, plant-based product marketed for smoking cessation in parts of Europe for the last 40 years, is better than nicotine replacement therapy at helping smokers quit. ... Full story

UBC scientist finds genetic wrinkle to block sun-induced skin aging

UBC researchers created a device to act as a tanning bed for mice. ... Full story

Inflammatory discovery sheds new light on skin disease

Inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis may result from abnormal activation of cell death pathways previously believed to suppress inflammation, a surprise finding that could help to develop new ways of treating these diseases. ... Full story

Blistering skin disease may be treatable with ‘therapeutic reprogramming,’ researchers say

In laboratory experiments, researchers were able to correct a collagen defect — the source of a blistering skin disease — in stem cells made from patients. ... Full story

Sorting Through Recycling Bins to Learn about Alcohol Use

Low-tech method provided data on drinking habits in older adults ... Full story

Pioneering gloves seek to tackle skin disorders

Researchers at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, have recently been awarded just over £1.6m from the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) Programme. This study aims to design and test pioneering, high-tech gloves for people suffering from debilitating skin disorders that affect the hands. ... Full story

New research funding into pioneering gloves for people with skin blistering condition

Researchers at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, have recently been awarded just over £1.6m from the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) Programme. This study aims to design and test pioneering, high-tech gloves for people suffering from debilitating skin disorders that affect the hands. ... Full story

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