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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 ...

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

Skin Tough

Study at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source Shows Why Skin is Resistant to Tearing ... Full story

3D Human Skin Maps Aid Study of Relationships Between Molecules, Microbes and Environment

Data reveals diversity in molecular and microbial composition, as well as prevalence of personal hygiene products ... Full story

Spot Treatment

Researchers use the latest in nanotechnology and transdermal drug delivery to take on an old problem: acne ... Full story

More Than 25% of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Medicine obviously can’t do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn’t get medications prescribed by their dermatologists. ... Full story

An antihypertensive drug improves corticosteroid-based skin treatments

Basic research on blood pressure has led researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1138, “Cordeliers Research Centre”) to obtain unexpected results: drugs used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) reduce side effects from corticosteroid-based creams used to treat certain skin diseases. ... Full story

Herbal trials a first for psoriasis and eczema treatment

Chinese medicine researchers at RMIT University will trial new ground-breaking herbal formulations to identify effective and safe treatment options for people with psoriasis and eczema. ... Full story

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