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Have your say on wearable gadgets that help avoid sunburn

Wearable gadgets are the new wave of sun protection offering the potential to reduce skin cancer rates to those most at risk ...

Don’t be tempted to give your skin a roasting!

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Penn Scientists Reveal 90 Percent of Skin-Based Viruses Represent Viral "Dark Matter"

Researchers Use State-of-the-Art Techniques to Survey the Skin's Virus Population, or "Virome" ... Full story

Fighting head lice effectively with plasma

Once head lice have attached themselves to hair follicles, they can deftly evade detection and are therefore hard to kill. Infestations of these bloodsucking parasites are commonly dealt with using chemicals and a specialized nit comb. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a technological comb that can reliably eliminate head lice using plasma with no biocide agents or chemicals. They will present a working prototype at the MEDICA exhibition (Hall 10, Booth G05) in Düsseldorf. ... Full story

Young patients help lead fresh approach to skin conditions

Young people with severe acne, atopic eczema and psoriasis are working with scientists to find out how they can stop these conditions having a major impact on their lives. ... Full story

To scratch an itch is a hairy problem

Salk researchers shed light on why brushing movements on our hairy skin make us scratch ... Full story

World Psoriasis Day gives hope to people with psoriasis

Global awareness campaign calls for action to effect positive change for the many millions of people who live with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis worldwide. ... Full story

Prehistoric mammal likely suffered from hair disease

A team working together with the University of Bonn investigates a stunning fossil finding ... Full story

Blocking Enzymes in Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth

Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has found. The research was published today in the online edition of Science Advances. ... Full story

A new therapeutic target identified for the most widespread cutaneous lymphoma

Researchers at the Hospital del Mar have discovered one of the key mechanisms in the development and progression of mycosis fungoide, a type of cancer originating in the lymphoid cells that develops initially on the skin. ... Full story

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