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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 ...

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

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

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

Penn Medicine Researchers Zero in on Psoriasis-Hypertension Link

Study is the First to Use Objective Measures of Psoriasis Severity to Examine its Association with Blood Pressure ... Full story

Vitamin D supplements significantly improve symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physician, the report in the October issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology supports the results of a preliminary study that showed similar results in a small group of children in Boston. ... Full story

Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment

UCLA study points to resveratrol as key to possible combination therapy ... Full story

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