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Jul
28
2014

New Skin Cancer Growth Clue Discovered: Piggy-backing Cells

New Skin Cancer Growth Clue Discovered: Piggy-backing Cells

Skin Cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study published in Cell Reports. The discovery could lead to new drugs to tackle melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Jul
21
2014

Early-career Physicians Awarded Half a Million Dollars to Study Psoriatic Disease

National Psoriasis Foundation

Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $50,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis.

Jul
18
2014

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

AAD Statement on Sun Vitamin D Levels and Mortality

Recently, a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine suggested that women who avoid sun exposure are twice as likely to die as compared to those who receive sun exposure.

Jul
18
2014

Promising New Eczema Drug in Early Trials

Promising New Eczema Drug in Early Trials

A new drug that scientists hope will relieve the debilitating itching of chronic eczema has shown promising results in early trials.

Jul
16
2014

Sandalwood Scent Found to Facilitate Skin Regeneration

Sandalwood Scent Found to Facilitate Skin Regeneration

Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have discovered.

Jul
16
2014

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

Why Some May Be More Susceptible to Developing Melanoma

A new study shows how a genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

Jul
10
2014

National Psoriasis Foundation Doubles Number of Researchers Studying Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation Doubles Number of Researchers Studying Psoriasis

National Psoriasis Foundation plans to cut in half the number of people who say psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are a problem in their daily lives as part of its new five-year strategic plan.

Jul
10
2014

Hypertension Medication Found to Increase Risk of Psoriasis

Hypertension Medication Found to Increase Risk of Psoriasis

Women with long-term high blood pressure appear to be at an increased risk for the skin condition psoriasis.

Jun
27
2014

New Invention Provides Affordable & Effective Treatment for Keloid Scars

New Invention Provides Affordable & Effective Treatment for Keloid Scars

A new invention by researchers from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore provides a simple, affordable and—most importantly—highly effective way for patients to self-treat keloid scars.

Jun
27
2014

Indoor tanning at Young Age Increases Early Skin Cancer Risk

Indoor tanning at Young Age Increases Early Skin Cancer Risk

Dartmouth researchers have found that early exposure to the ultraviolet radiation lamps used for indoor tanning is related to an increased risk of developing basal cell carcinomas (BCC) at a young age.