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Oct 15, 2014 | 10:48 AM CDT

Gene Found to Prevent Some Cancers—But Promote Skin Cancers

Skin cancer

A new study shows a protein known to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancers can actually promote the development of skin cancers.

Oct 14, 2014 | 10:54 AM CDT

Free Radicals Beneficial for Wound-healing

Free Radicals Beneficial for Wound-healing

Biologists discover chemically reactive molecules containing oxygen, such as peroxides, commonly referred to as free radicals—are necessary for the proper healing of skin wounds.

Oct 13, 2014 | 11:04 AM CDT

Study: Botox Injections May Have Negative Emotional Affect on Young People

Botox

Botox injections that induce temporary paralysis of muscles in the upper face could stop young people seeking this treatment from learning how to express emotions fully, according to a study.

Oct 06, 2014 | 10:21 AM CDT

Vitamin D Found to Improve Winter-related Atopic Dermatitis

Vitamin D Found to Improve Winter-related Atopic Dermatitis

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.

Oct 02, 2014 | 11:04 AM CDT

Researchers Discover How Pigment Protects Skin From UV Rays

Researchers Discover How Pigment Protects Skin From UV Rays

Researchers have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays.

Oct 01, 2014 | 10:33 AM CDT

Sweat-eating Bacteria May Treat Skin Disorders Such as Acne

Sweat-eating Bacteria May Treat Skin Disorders Such as Acne

Bacteria that metabolize ammonia, a major component of sweat, may improve skin health and some day could be used for the treatment of skin disorders, such as acne or chronic wounds.

Sep 25, 2014 | 10:22 AM CDT

California Scleroderma Groups Merge to Enhance Support & Education

California Scleroderma Groups Merge to Enhance Support & Education

The Scleroderma Foundation's national Board of Directors approved today a merger of two Southern California chapters.

Sep 24, 2014 | 10:44 AM CDT

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

FDA Approves New Psoriasis Drug

Otezla offers an important new treatment option for patients whose symptoms are not adequately improving with their current treatments.

Sep 23, 2014 | 11:38 AM CDT

Cell Regulation Strategies May Represent New Approach to Treat Psoriasis

Cell Regulation Strategies May Represent New Approach to Treat Psoriasis

Scientists suggest that new strategies to regulate the composition of dendritic cells in psoriatic skin lesions might represent an approach for the future treatment of the disease.

Sep 22, 2014 | 10:29 AM CDT

Promising New Vitiligo Treatment Offers Hope to Patients for Repigmentation

Promising New Vitiligo Treatment Offers Hope to Patients for Repigmentation

A treatment regimen is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.