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5/2/2016 | Ivana Veljkovic, Ph.D.
A peptide is comprised of two or more amino acids in varying sequences, with new commercially available peptides consistently evolving. Peptides can be used to address a myriad of conditions, and they work in different ways to improve the health and appearance of skin.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found receptors on melanocytes that interact with progesterone or estrogen to lighten or darken the skin, respectively. Future pigmentation control creams could capitalize on this concept.
Current treatments for psoriasis help calm the symptoms, but new research could hold promise for its sufferers. Individuals with mutations in the CARD14 gene have been linked to psoriasis, and inhibition of MALT1 could help keep the immune system of those with this mutation in check.
The next great wrinkle reduction ingredient might be a waste material of chocolate production, according to researchers from Malaysia.
While products and treatments can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, understanding what causes the aging process in the first place is important to reverse the hands of time. A new study explained the process in 3D images through a 15-year time span.
Connecting the dots, researchers discovered one clue to the mystery behind what causes freckles in some individuals and not in others. It has to do with the MC1R gene.
While individuals having darker colored skin are more protected against UV, a new study found they also are more prone to vitamin D deficiency.
Blood, sweat and hairs ... a group of researchers from Japan have developed a skin transplant model that can create fully functional 3D skin transplants, complete with hair follicles and sebaceous glands, for replacing seriously damaged skin or as an alternative to animal tests.
New studies are now revealing potential associations between rosacea and increased risks of cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, certain types of cancer and many other systemic illnesses.
A smartphone microscope was built that detected about 90% of the non-melanoma skin cancers and 60% for the melanoma skin cancers.
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Scientists at Newcastle Unviersity, UK discovered the activity of mitochondrial complex II declines with age.