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Penn Medicine Study Reveals Novel Use of 3-D Imaging Technique for Precise Measurement of Injectable Wrinkle Reducers

New Technique Holds Beneficial Results for Facial Paralysis and Cosmetic Patients ...

A chip placed under the skin for more precise medicine

27.05.15 - It’s only a centimetre long, it’s placed under your skin, it’s powered by a patch on the surface of your ...

Stem cell therapy for inherited skin blistering

Promising results from a trial of a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare and debilitating skin condition have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. The therapy, involving infusions of stem cells, was found to provide pain relief and to reduce the severity of this skin condition for which no cure currently exists. ... Full story

No lotions needed: Many animal species produce their own sunscreen

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers have discovered why many animal species can spend their whole lives outdoors with no apparent concern about high levels of solar exposure: they make their own sunscreen. ... Full story

ZIP ME UP! Zooming into wound healing

Scientists from the Goethe University (GU) Frankfurt, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg and the University of Zurich explain skin fusion at a molecular level and pinpoint the specific molecules that do the job in their latest publication in the journal Nature Cell Biology. ... Full story

Wellcome support for synthetic skin that instructs body how to repair itself

"Imagine a car accident victim who has major injuries or a patient who has just had a piece of skin containing a cancerous lesion removed. The surgeon places our tropoelastin mesh on the wound and it not only instructs the wound how to repair, it helps accelerate the healing. It could reduce the need for hospital stays and for skin grafts." ... Full story

E-cigarettes - does type and frequency of use influence quitting amongst smokers?

Daily e-cigarette use may increase attempts to quit smoking and reduce tobacco consumption – but only those who use ‘tank’ models appear more likely to quit ... Full story

Mysterious Desert Fairy Circles Share Pattern with Skin Cells

Patterns appearing on both the very large and very small scale are extremely rare, but researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan have found a similar pattern in two apparently unrelated systems -- skin cells and fairy circles in the Namibian desert. ... Full story

Skin cells for research into Parkinson's

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases. ... Full story

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