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New treatments urgently needed for rare, disfiguring and painful skin condition

The first major scientific study into a rare, disfiguring inflammatory skin condition has shown that current standard treatments are not good enough ...

Hello, Gorgeous!"Pulse" Technology May Replenish Skin's Collagen

Tel Aviv University researcher harnesses pulsed electric fieldsto rejuvenate epidermal function and appearance ...

New UCLA research links vitamin B-12 supplement to pimply skin

FINDINGS : Vitamin B-12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin. The altered activity of the facial bacteria promotes inflammation and leads to pimples. ... Full story

Stanford Medicine magazine shows some skin — and all its complexity

The summer issue goes deep on the most superficial part of the body: skin. Also included is an excerpt from a new biography of polio-vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk and an article on the growing number of castoff donor hearts. ... Full story

For vitiligo patient, arthritis drug restores skin color

Left hand of vitiligo patient before and after treatment with tofacitinib. (Photos by Dr. Brett King) ... Full story

Tropical skin disease survey reveals global hotspots

The first ever international review of scabies and impetigo has indentified global hotspots and revealed children are disproportionately affected by the debilitating infectious conditions. ... Full story

Serotonin receptor is involved in eczema and other itch conditions

Novato, CA - Dermatologists have long known that available treatments for chronic itch, including eczema, are simply not up to scratch. But scientists have now discovered a new gene that promotes itch, suggesting a way forward for powerful new therapies. ... Full story

Evidence Supports Therapeutic Potential of Plant-Based Terpenoids for Skin Diseases

New Rochelle, NY — A review of clinical studies that used terpenoids to treat a variety of dermatological diseases demonstrated that this diverse class of phytochemicals may benefit patients with actinic keratosis, cutaneous candidiasis, hyperpigmentation, photoaging, and wounds. ... Full story

New drug can clear all psoriasis symptoms

A University of Manchester led trial of a new psoriasis drug has resulted in 40 percent of people showing a complete clearance of psoriatic plaques after 12 weeks of treatment and over 90 percent showing improvement. ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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