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How do ketogenic diets affect skin inflammation?
Not all fats are equal in how they affect our skin, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, published by Elsevier. (2019-10-17)
Financial hardship in cancer: The role of health insurance literacy
A new American Cancer Society study links health insurance literacy with medical financial hardship as well as non-medical financial sacrifices among adult cancer survivors in the United States. (2019-10-17)
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain
A study published Oct. 10 in Current Biology has now found that a type of opsin known as neuropsin is expressed in the hair follicles of mice and synchronize the skin's circadian clock to the light-dark cycle, independent of the eyes or brain. (2019-10-16)
To better understand racial trauma, expert says we must also acknowledge skin tone
Antoinette Landor, assistant professor of human development and family science, and a leading expert on colorism, says discrimination based on skin tone plays a significant role in the lives of African Americans. (2019-10-16)
Drug-light combo could offer control over CAR T-cell therapy
UC San Diego bioengineers are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise and easy to control. (2019-10-15)
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function
Recent research from the University of Eastern Finland revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). (2019-10-15)
BU finds PTSD nearly doubles infection risk
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study is the first to examine the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dozens of infection types in a nationwide cohort. (2019-10-15)
Painless tape strips used to detect molecular changes in skin of children with eczema
In a study using non-invasive tape strips in young children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), researchers found many molecular signs of immune dysfunction and skin changes that relate to disease activity. (2019-10-15)
Inactive receptor renders cancer immunotherapies ineffective
The aim of immunotherapies is to enable the immune system once again to fight cancer on its own. (2019-10-15)
Overweight before age 40 increases the cancer risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if you gain weight before the age of 40. (2019-10-11)
Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses
A new study led by UCLA researchers, have found that obtaining a second opinion from pathologists who are board certified or have fellowship training in dermatopathology can help improve the accuracy and reliability of diagnosing melanoma. (2019-10-11)
How skin cells from foot soles could help relieve amputees of stump injury
Imperial scientists hope to re-engineer stump skin for more comfortable prosthetics -- using skin from the sole of the foot as a template. (2019-10-10)
Biologically-inspired skin improves robots' sensory abilities
Sensitive synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings - a crucial capability if they are to be in close contact with people. (2019-10-10)
Skin cancer above the neck more likely to spread, research shows
Forty-five patients with new diagnoses of MM were investigated over a period of 6 months and were divided into two groups of patients, with above neck MM and below neck MM. (2019-10-10)
Statins linked to higher risk of diabetes and skin infections
Statins have been reported to be beneficial for infections such as pneumonia and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. (2019-10-09)
Study provides insights on statins' link to lower prostate cancer risk
In a Cancer Medicine study of cancer-free men followed for a median of seven years, statin use was associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. (2019-10-09)
Use of tape strips in early onset pediatric atopic dermatitis
May also help predict therapeutic responses. (2019-10-09)
New mechanism fueling brain metastasis discovered at Wistar
Wistar scientists described a novel mechanism through which astrocytes, the most abundant supporting cells in the brain, also promote cancer cell growth and metastasis in the brain. (2019-10-09)
Unique immune cell could help stop breast cancer
A new study, published in Science Translational Medicine, has identified a specific subtype of gamma delta T cells in breast tissue and showed that they are linked to remission in patients with triple negative breast cancer. (2019-10-09)
Study finds prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago
Tel Aviv University researchers have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv. (2019-10-09)
Melanoma variability at the single-cell level predicts treatment responses
In a new study published in EBioMedicine, researchers with Moffitt Cancer Center's Donald A. (2019-10-08)
The deeper these octopuses live, the wartier their skin
Deep beneath the ocean's surface, surprisingly cute pink octopuses creep along the seafloor. (2019-10-08)
Skin cancer prevention program may have reduced melanoma in Australians
A skin cancer prevention program called SunSmart may have contributed to a recent reduction in melanoma among younger residents of Melbourne, according to a study published Oct. (2019-10-08)
Atopic dermatitis: How allergens get on our nerves
Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, primarily affects infants and children. A skin disease characterized by flare-ups, it is often treated with topical anti-inflammatories. (2019-10-07)
Treatment for 'low T' could someday come from a single skin cell, USC research shows
USC researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells. (2019-10-07)
Scientists have identified the presence of cancer-suppressing cells in pancreatic cancer
Researchers have identified cells containing a protein called Meflin that has a role in restraining the progression of pancreatic cancer. (2019-10-07)
Researchers discover a new defensive mechanism against bacterial wound infections
Wound inflammation which results in impaired wound healing can have serious consequences for patients. (2019-10-04)
Tanning salons cluster in gay neighborhoods in large US cities, Stanford study finds
Neighborhoods with high proportions of gay and bisexual men are twice as likely to have an indoor tanning salon than neighborhoods with fewer sexual minority men, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2019-10-04)
Major NIH grant will support early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease via skin testing
An expert team from Case Western Reserve University has received a five-year, $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for diagnosing Parkinson's disease (PD) via an innovative skin testing approach. (2019-10-04)
Burt's Bees presents clinical data demonstrating proven efficacy of natural skin care
At this year's Integrative Dermatology Symposium, Burt's Bees, a pioneer in natural skin care, will be presenting research supporting the role of efficacy-first natural regimens for skin health. (2019-10-03)
Incidence of pediatric, adolescent and young adult head and neck melanoma is up 51 percent
ead and neck melanoma among pediatric, adolescent and young adult populations in the United States and Canada increased by 51.1% from 1995 to 2014, per research from Saint Louis University. (2019-10-03)
Uncovering drug-like small molecules in the human microbiome
Gene clusters once hidden in the human microbiome, whose products resemble clinically used drugs, are now more discoverable, thanks to a new bioinformatics approach. (2019-10-03)
Decades-long drop in breast cancer death rate continues
A decades-long decline in the breast cancer death rate continues, but has begun to slow in recent years. (2019-10-02)
Fungal invasion of pancreas creates cancer risk
Certain fungi move from the gut to the pancreas, expand their population more than a thousand-fold, and encourage pancreatic cancer growth, a new study finds. (2019-10-02)
Cancer data provide insights into occurrence, overdiagnosis, and treatment advances
Investigators analyzed 40 years of cancer burden data and examined patterns of incidence and mortality for various cancers, finding examples for which incidence and mortality moved in concert and examples where discordance in incidence and mortality indicate that overdiagnosis may be at play. (2019-10-02)
Emerging parasitic disease mimics the symptoms of visceral leishmaniasis in people
A new study suggests that transmission of a protozoan parasite from insects may also cause leishmaniasis-like symptoms in people. (2019-10-01)
Heart, kidney disease risk factors for adverse effects from gout medication
Heart disease is an independent risk factor for severe adverse skin reactions in patients taking allopurinol, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-09-30)
Novel strategy using microRNA biomarkers can distinguish melanomas from nevi
Melanoma is the least common but one of the most deadly skin cancers. (2019-09-30)
Combination immunotherapy drugs herald new hope for melanoma patients with long term survival rates
A combination of 2 immunotherapy drugs, ipilimumab and nivolumab, has stopped or reversed the progression of advanced melanoma for five years or more in one in two patients, according to a study led by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. (2019-09-28)
An artificial skin that can help rehabilitation and enhance virtual reality
EPFL scientists have developed a soft artificial skin that provides haptic feedback and -- thanks to a sophisticated self-sensing mechanism -- has the potential to instantaneously adapt to a wearer's movements. (2019-09-27)
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