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Darker Skin is Stronger Skin, Says New View of Human Skin Color

Paper Challenges Current Hypotheses for the Gain and Loss of Heavy Pigmentation in Humans over evolutionary time ...

Clinical trial to test two treatments for vitiligo sufferers

People who suffer from the skin condition ‘vitiligo’ are being encouraged to take part in a clinical trial led by The University ...

Possible psoriasis drug target identified

Researchers have discovered a protein involved in psoriasis, a highly common skin disease, opening up new potentials for therapy. ... Full story

WSU researchers watch skin cells ‘walk’ to wounds

PULLMAN, Wash. – Skin cells typically spend their entire existence in one place on your body. But Washington State University researchers have seen how the cells will alter the proteins holding them in place and move to repair a wound. ... Full story

Psoriasis: Light shed on new details

"A pathological and very complex autoimmune reaction of the skin": This is the definition doctors and scientists use to describe psoriasis, a disease that affects one to three percent of the population. It is characterised by accelerated cell division in the upper dermal layers with proliferated skin cells and an inflammation of the skin beneath. Many different cells are involved in the complex processes: skin cells (keratinocytes) and cells of the immune system, among others T lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells and others. ... Full story

Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood May Help Treat Eczema

A new study suggests that treatment with stem cells from umbilical cord blood might be an effective therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis. ... Full story

Young adults in Britain more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have a higher education background

Young adults in Britain are more likely to drink heavily if they smoke or have attended higher education (college and university), new research has found.TeenageDrinking ... Full story

New material temporarily tightens skin

“Second skin” polymer could also be used to protect dry skin and deliver drugs. ... Full story

Is hair the root to understanding our stress levels?

Women with lower incomes have higher concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair, according to a new study from UCL. ... Full story

Virtual Dermatology Care Increases Access to Specialists for Medicaid Enrollees

Offering virtual dermatology care to Medicaid recipients can sharply increase use of dermatology services, offering one potential way to increase access to medical specialists who are in short supply, according to a new RAND Corporation study. ... Full story

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