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Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne ...

More Than 25% of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Medicine obviously can’t do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the ...

An antihypertensive drug improves corticosteroid-based skin treatments

Basic research on blood pressure has led researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1138, “Cordeliers Research Centre”) to obtain unexpected results: drugs used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) reduce side effects from corticosteroid-based creams used to treat certain skin diseases. ... Full story

Herbal trials a first for psoriasis and eczema treatment

Chinese medicine researchers at RMIT University will trial new ground-breaking herbal formulations to identify effective and safe treatment options for people with psoriasis and eczema. ... Full story

New antibody therapy dramatically improves psoriasis symptoms in clinical trial

Many patients suffering from psoriasis showed significant recovery after just a single dose of an experimental treatment with a human antibody that blocks an immune signaling protein crucial to the disease, researchers report. By the end of the trial, conducted at Rockefeller University and seven other centers, nearly all of the 31 patients to receive treatment saw dramatic, if not complete, improvement in their symptoms ... Full story

Engineers Create Chameleon-like Artificial ‘Skin’ That Shifts Color on Demand

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015—Borrowing a trick from nature, engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color -- on demand -- by simply applying a minute amount of force. ... Full story

Sun damage causes genetic changes that predispose children and adolescents to melanoma

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital—Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified the genetic basis of three pediatric melanoma subtypes; findings could lead to better diagnosis and treatment ... Full story

Sunlight continues to damage skin in the dark

By Ziba Kashef - Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded in a study that was published online Feb. 19 by the journal Science. ... Full story

Eczema Medication Unlikely to Increase Risk of Cancer in Children, Penn Team Finds

Study Following Large Cohort of Children for Ten Years Part of Post-Marketing Requirement ... Full story

Hand washing focus in hospitals has led to rise in worker dermatitis

A new study from The University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in health care workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has kicked in. ... Full story

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