Recent in Skin Science (page 12 of 28)

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.

Neurodermatitus Aggravated by Bacterial Infections

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

Cellulite Revisited

The first thing skin care professionals must understand is that cellulite is not an issue related primarily to adipose (fat) tissue. It is a connective tissue disorder—not really a disease.

Comedogenicity—A Complicated Conversation

Clients and skin care professionals alike search through ingredient labels looking for terms such as “noncomedogenic” or “nonclogging,” but what does this term really mean and does it have validity?

Are Exotic Oils the Next Little Black Dress?

The natural molecular composition of exotic oils enables them to be easily absorbed by the skin, delivering potent antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits from various plants, fruits, vegetables and fats.

Genetic Factor of Psoriasis Revealed—May Generate New Treatments

A study has revealed the underlying genetic factors that help repair skin lesions caused by psoriasis, which could engender new methods of controlling the lingering condition.

Psoriasis & Uncontrolled Hypertension—Possible Link?

Patients with more severe psoriasis are also more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension, according to new research.

Gene Found to Prevent Some Cancers—But Promote Skin Cancers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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