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Hope for patients with hair loss: Arthritis drug spurs regrowth

By Ziba Kashef Researchers at Yale and Stanford have provided the most conclusive evidence to date that a rheumatoid arthritis drug can also ...

Research Finally Reveals Reason for Perplexing Red Skin Disease

Promising new drug for painful, disfiguring skin symptoms ...

How a particular gene protects against psoriasis

There is currently no cure for the skin disease psoriasis. However, in a new study conducted at Karolinska Institutet and published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, scientists show that the miR-146a gene can be a “chronicity factor” , that mediate the resolution of inflammation and may prevent the disease from becoming chronic. ... Full story

Can't stand the heat? Study reveals how we work out if we're too hot

With temperatures set to soar across the UK, our ability to detect and avoid places that are too warm will be vital for regulating our body temperature. However, until now, little was known about the molecular mechanisms responsible for detecting warmth in the sensory neurons of our skin. ... Full story

Cancer-fighting therapy shows promise as treatment to speed up wound healing

Findings could someday help the 6.5 million Americans with chronic wounds ... Full story

Harvesting seaweed to make skin from the sea

Researchers from the South Coast of NSW are hoping to develop new treatments for burns and wounds, by using the most plentiful resource at their fingertips – the sea. ... Full story

Study Shows Stomach and Side Sleeping Positions Cause Facial Distortion and Wrinkles Over Time

Number of Times We Change Our Position per Night Decreases from 27 to 16 as We Age, Increasing Sleep-Associated Wrinkles ... Full story

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 effects of UVA radiation in sunlight, which include photo-ageing, cell damage and cancer. ... Full story

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

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

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

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