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Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Continue reading

Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

Vitamin D significantly improves symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis in children

A study conducted in more than 100 Mongolian schoolchildren found that daily treatment with a vitamin D supplement significantly reduced the symptoms of winter-related atopic dermatitis, a type of eczema. Continue reading

Socioeconomic factors, fashion trends linked to increase in melanoma

Socioeconomic factors, fashion trends linked to increase in melanoma

A century’s worth of cultural and historical forces have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma, including changes in fashion and clothing design, according to an intriguing, retrospective research study conducted by investigators in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Continue reading

Ultraviolet light-induced mutation drives many skin cancers, researchers find

Ultraviolet light-induced mutation drives many skin cancers, researchers find

A genetic mutation caused by ultraviolet light is likely the driving force behind millions of human skin cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Continue reading

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

Jan. 25, 2013 — A new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tissues derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in an experimental model were not rejected when transplanted back into genetically identical recipients. The study, published online in Cell Stem Cell , demonstrates the potential of utilizing iPS cells to develop cell types that could offer treatment for a wide range of conditions, including diabetes, liver and lung diseases, without the barrier of immune rejection Continue reading

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

Potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection

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Deodorants: Do we really need them?

Deodorants: Do we really need them?

Jan. 17, 2013 — New research shows that more than 75 per cent of people with a particular version of a gene don’t produce under-arm odour but use deodorant anyway. Continue reading

Serendipity points to new potential target and therapy for melanoma

Serendipity points to new potential target and therapy for melanoma

Dec. 20, 2012 — A University of Colorado Cancer Center study in this month’s edition of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology describes a new target and potential treatment for melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. MicroRNA can decide which genes in a cell’s DNA are expressed and which stay silent. Continue reading

To make old skin cells act young again, boost their surroundings

To make old skin cells act young again, boost their surroundings

Dec. 10, 2012 — As we get older, the trillions of cells in our body do too Continue reading

Master regulator of skin development discovered

Master regulator of skin development discovered

ScienceDaily (Dec. 2, 2012) — The surface of your skin, called the epidermis, is a complex mixture of many different cell types — each with a very specific job Continue reading