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Jan 28, 2015 | 11:29 AM CST

Epignetic Factors into Formation of Metastases in Malignant Skin Cancer

Until now, a melanoma's rampant growth was mainly attributed to genetic causes, however, researchers from the University of Zurich now reveal that so-called epigenetic factors play a role.

Jan 08, 2015 | 03:14 PM CST

Taming the Tempest: Autoimmunity & Skin Effects of Lupus

Skin Effects of Lupus
By: Erin Madigan-Fleck

Research and statistics have demonstrated a commonality in the link between autoimmune disease and the correlation of skin symptoms, which may greatly impact esthetic care.

Jan 08, 2015 | 02:49 PM CST

Why Skin Care Products Work Sometimes, But Not Others

Why Skin Care Products Work Sometimes, But Not Others
By: Robert P. Manzo

Why is it that a cosmeceutical works so well on one client for reducing wrinkles, redness and pore size, but does not work at all for another? The answer is bioavailability.

Jan 07, 2015 | 11:42 AM CST

Free Radicals Might Not Be All Bad

Free radicals might not be all bad, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Andrew Chishold, PhD, and his fellow researchers found reactive oxygen species (ROS) to be beneficial to wound healing.

Dec 17, 2014 | 12:17 PM CST

Scientists Find Potential Way to Block Sun-induced Skin Aging

Scientists Find Potential Way to Block Sun-induced Skin Aging

A scientific team at UBC and Providence Health Care have genetically engineered mice with less wrinkled skin, despite repeated exposure to wrinkle-inducing ultraviolet (UV) light.

Dec 17, 2014 | 11:38 AM CST

Eczema & Short Stature Link Not Found

Eczema & Short Stature Link Not Found

Eczema was not associated overall with short stature in an analysis of data from several studies, according to a study published online by JAMA Dermatology.

Dec 09, 2014 | 02:24 PM CST

Natural Selection Furthering Pale Skin Mutations

Natural Selection Furthering Pale Skin Mutations

A piece of research has concluded that skin depigmentation in Europeans has taken place through an adaptive process furthered by natural selection.

Dec 08, 2014 | 02:01 PM CST

Glycated Sugar: Why It Kills Skin and What to Do About It

Glycated Sugar: Why It Kills Skin and What to Do About It
By: Annette Tobia, PhD

To be direct: Sugar kills skin. It can turn an ivory-­smooth complexion into a lunar surface of wrinkled, crépey, irritated skin. And this can happen quickly.

Dec 03, 2014 | 11:06 AM CST

Inflammatory Discovery Sheds Light on Psoriasis

Inflammatory Discovery Sheds Light on Psoriasis

Inflammatory skin diseases, such as psoriasis, may result from abnormal activation of cell death pathways previously believed to suppress inflammation, a surprise finding that could help to develop new ways of treating these diseases.

Nov 25, 2014 | 10:58 AM CST

Neurodermatitus Aggravated by Bacterial Infections

Neurodermatitus Aggravated by Bacterial Infections

The skin condition neurodermatitis affects nearly one in four children and also occurs frequently in adults.