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Study examines skin diseases in older adults
In a study of 552 adults aged 70 to 93 years old, 80% of participants had at least one skin disease that required treatment, and the most common conditions were fungal skin infections, rosacea, actinic keratosis, and eczema. (2020-08-05)

Images offer most detailed glimpse yet into how skin senses temperature
Columbia University researchers have captured new images of a temperature-sensing molecule in its open, intermediate, and closed states. (2019-10-21)

Teenage acne may be a natural, transient inflammatory state
Adolescent acne does not always result in a pathological condition; rather, it may be a natural, transient inflammatory state occurring when the maturing facial skin is exposed to new microbes and enhanced production of an oily substance called sebum. Researchers argue that their novel framework suggests that the development of new treatments should focus on promoting mechanisms that restore homeostasis between facial skin and its microbial and chemical milieu. (2019-09-26)

People with benign skin condition willing to trade time, money to cure disorder
People with benign hyperpigmentation (the darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin), are willing to pay (WTP) nearly 14 percent of their monthly income and approximately 90 minutes a day to cure their condition. (2019-05-20)

Massachusetts General study finds women pay more for over-the-counter moisturizers
A study from dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital finds significant, gender-based price discrepancies in facial moisturizing products at three top online retailers - Amazon, Target, and Walmart. (2019-04-29)

Skin diseases are more common than we think
Skin diseases are ranked as the fourth most common cause of human illness, but many affected people do not consult a physician. A new Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology study estimates the prevalence of skin diseases outside the typical medical setting. (2019-03-20)

Trends over time in antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists
This study looked at trends over time in oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists using commercial insurance claims data for almost 986,000 courses of oral antibiotics prescribed by nearly 12,000 dermatologists. (2019-01-16)

More caffeine from coffee associated with decreased rosacea risk
Consuming caffeine from coffee but not from other foods (tea, soda and chocolate) was associated with less risk of rosacea, a common chronic inflammatory skin disease where the skin appears red and flushed. This observational study included more than 82,000 women in the Nurses' Health Study II with data collected on coffee, tea, soda and chocolate consumption. (2018-10-17)

Mutations in this molecule may have helped mammoths tolerate the cold
Columbia University biomedical researchers have captured close-up views of TRPV3, a skin-cell ion channel that plays important roles in sensing temperature, itch, and pain. (2018-08-24)

Immune response likely culprit in eyelid gland condition that causes dry eye
Immune cells that normally rush in to protect the eyes from infection might actually be disrupting moisturizing glands and causing dry eye, a disease that afflicts more than 30 million people in the United States. (2018-07-25)

Why people experience seasonal skin changes
A new British Journal of Dermatology study provides information that may help explain why many people experience eczema and dry skin in the winter. (2018-03-07)

Fighting fire blight and detecting Salmonella
ETH researchers have created an effective weapon against the plant disease fire blight and a new method for detection of Salmonella. Both are based on particular viruses that attack only one species of bacteria. (2017-06-13)

Tracking cancer's signaling pathways
Malignant melanoma is one of the most common and dangerous types of cancer. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg investigated how and why brown pigmented moles turn into malignant melanoma using innovative robot technology. The insights gained can simplify methods of diagnosis in the future; furthermore, they suggest that certain cosmetic products and creams should be avoided. (2017-05-23)

Immune breakthrough: Unscratching poison ivy's rash
Imaging CoE and Harvard researchers have discovered the molecular cause of this irritation. The finding brings us a step closer to designing agents to block this mechanism and sheds light on other serious skin conditions, such as psoriasis. (2016-08-22)

Rosacea linked to a slightly increased risk of dementia
A new study has uncovered an increased risk of dementia -- in particular Alzheimer's disease -- in patients with rosacea. (2016-04-28)

Rosacea linked to increased Parkinson disease risk in Danish population study
Patients with rosacea, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, appeared to have increased risk of new-onset Parkinson disease compared with individuals in the general Danish population but further studies are need to confirm this observation and the clinical consequences of it, according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology. (2016-03-21)

Scientists say face mites evolved alongside humans since the dawn of human origins
A landmark new study explores the fascinating, little-known natural history of the face mite species Demodex folliculorum, using genetic testing to link the microscopic animal's evolution to our own ever-evolving human story. By zooming in on mite mitochondrial DNA from around the world, scientists discovered that different human populations have different mites, that those mites follow families through generations, and that they are not casually transferred between humans. (2015-12-14)

Review does not support monthly lab testing for oral isotretinoin use for acne
A review of medical literature does not support monthly laboratory testing for all patients who are using standard doses of the acne medication isotretinoin, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2015-12-02)

Changes in retail prices for prescription dermatologic drugs from 2009-2015
Prices among 19 brand-name prescription dermatologic drugs increased rapidly between 2009 and 2015, with prices for topical antineoplastic drugs to prevent the spread of cancer cells increasing an average of 1,240 percent, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology (2015-11-25)

New guideline for treating acne in children and adults
A new guideline aims to help Canadian physicians, nurses and pharmacists treat children and adults with acne, a disease that can severely affect quality of life. The guideline, published in CMAJ, updates the previous guidance published 15 years ago. (2015-11-16)

Researchers from Stanford University and 23andMe discover genetic links to rosacea
Today marked the publication of the first ever genome-wide association study of rosacea, a common and incurable skin disorder. Led by Dr. Anne Lynn S. Chang of Stanford University's School of Medicine, and co-authored by 23andMe, the study is the first to identify genetic factors for this condition. (2015-03-10)

Fat isn't all bad: Skin adipocytes help protect against infections
When it comes to skin infections, a healthy and robust immune response may depend greatly upon what lies beneath. In a new paper published in the Jan. 2, 2015 issue of Science, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report the surprising discovery that fat cells below the skin help protect us from bacteria. (2015-01-01)

Multiple allergic reactions traced to single protein
Johns Hopkins and University of Alberta researchers have identified a single protein as the root of painful and dangerous allergic reactions to a range of medications and other substances. If a new drug can be found that targets the problematic protein, they say, it could help smooth treatment for patients with conditions ranging from prostate cancer to diabetes to HIV. Their results appear in the journal Nature on Dec. 17. (2014-12-17)

Free drug samples can change prescribing habits of dermatologists
The availability of free medication samples in dermatology offices appears to change prescribing practices for acne, a common condition for which free samples are often available. (2014-04-16)

Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated collaborate to reduce health disparities in the African-American community
The world's first and largest group medical practice and one of the nation's premier volunteer service organizations of professional African-American women are joining forces to eradicate health disparities among communities of color in the United States. Mayo Clinic and The Links, Incorporated, have established a formal collaboration that aims to develop a more diverse health care workforce. (2013-12-19)

CCNY physicists patent method to change skin-color perception
How someone perceives color is determined by how the item they are looking at scatters and emits light. In August, three City College of New York physicists affiliated with the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers were awarded a patent for a method for changing perception of skin tone by applying quantum and optical principles to cosmetic preparations. (2013-11-05)

Study shows over 200 mobile apps related to dermatology
A surge in mobile apps related to dermatology has allowed scores of smart phone users to track and diagnose a wide range of skin diseases, but doctors are urging caution, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2013-09-25)

Going viral to kill zits
Watch out, acne. Doctors soon may have a new weapon against zits: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally seeks out and kills the bacteria that cause pimples. (2012-09-25)

Bacterial cause found for skin condition rosacea
Scientists are closer to establishing a definitive bacterial cause for the skin condition rosacea. This will allow more targeted, effective treatments to be developed for sufferers, according to a review published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. (2012-08-29)

Flower power may be answer to itchy problem
Sunflowers may hold the solution to a problem which gets under the skin of millions of Australians every year. (2012-06-24)

The power of the Internet: It helps improve teens' acne
Tech-savvy teens with acne used their medicine more frequently when they also took part in a Web-based survey, a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center finds. (2011-10-31)

Some prescription meds can harm fetus
More than 6 percent of expectant mothers in Quebec consume prescription drugs that are known to be harmful to their fetuses, according to a University of Montreal investigation published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Half these women will voluntarily terminate their pregnancy fearing congenital malformations, which means the abortion rate among these women is 11 percent higher than in the rest of the population. (2009-11-17)

BUSM researchers identify better laser for treating facial spider veins
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have concluded that the 940 nm wavelength laser is superior for treating facial spider veins as compared to the 532 nm wavelength laser. The findings, which appear in the recent issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, are the first time these lasers were tested against each other for superiority. (2009-10-06)

Researchers unravel role of priming in plant immunity
Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring compound that triggers a plant's immune system, protecting it from infection. The patent-pending discovery could lead to an effective, inexpensive and environmentally safe way to improve plants' resistance to disease. Although it has long been known that plants have immune systems, how they has been studied intensely. This study discovered crucial steps and compounds involved in the immune system of a plant related to cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower. (2009-04-02)

Galderma announces approval for Differin gel 0.1 percent in Japan
Galderma Pharma S.A., a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, announced today that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has approved Differin Gel 0.1 percent (adapalene), a novel topical treatment for acne vulgaris in Japan. The drug will be marketed in Japan by Galderma KK, the fully-owned Japanese arm of Galderma, and strategic alliance partner Shionogi. (2008-07-16)

UCSD researchers discover cause of rosacea
A team of researchers, led by Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the dermatology section of the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, has determined that it is not one, but a combination of two abnormal factors, that result in rosacea. (2007-08-05)

Long-term use of antibiotics possibly linked with increased risk of breast cancer
Women who used increased amounts of antibiotics appear to have a greater risk of breast cancer, according to a new study in the February 18 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). However, the researchers point out that more studies are needed to determine if the association between breast cancer and antibiotics is causal or if there are other underlying factors to be considered. (2004-02-16)

New treatment appears effective for rosacea
Application of a new formulation of azelaic acid gel to the face reduces the redness and lesions associated with rosacea better than a commonly used treatment (metronidazole gel), according to an article in the November issue of The Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2003-11-17)

Study shows azelaic acid 15% gel (Finacea™) is safe and effective for treating moderate rosacea
A new topical gel may offer hope to the 14 million Americans with rosacea, a chronic skin condition marked by periods of facial flushing, redness, lesions and pustules. (2003-03-22)

Northwestern University and Dermablend® Cosmetics join forces to treat disfiguring skin disorders
Northwestern University and Dermablend® Corrective Cosmetics, Inc., have created the nation's first academic-based clinic that specializes in concealing cosmetic disfigurements such as scars, birthmarks, rosacea, skin discolorations and tatoos. (2001-11-05)

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