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Common Enzyme in Skin Care Products Can Induce Allergic Reaction

A study finds that when skin comes in contact with papain, a common enzyme used in cosmetic products, a strong allergic reaction is possible.

Innovative Eye Treatments—Powerful Peptides and Beneficial Botanicals

To combat unwanted visible aging, there are a host of new and exciting ingredients available that are designed specifically for this sensitive skin.

Vitiligo: More Than Skin Deep

Vitiligo affects the skin, but this condition can be detrimental to patients’ emotional health, and a recent study indicates that it also may have implications for their physical health.

Scientists Identify Molecule That Controls Stem Cell Plasticity

New discoveries offer insights into the way in which stem cells choose their fates and maintain plasticity while in transitional states, such as in culture or when repairing wounds.

Emerging Treatments Give Hope for Treating Advanced Melanoma

Within the last five years, targeted therapy and immunotherapy have emerged as viable treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma.

Study: MRSA Strains Found to Uniquely Evolve in Households

This study, although focused specifically on households, is significant in displaying how MRSA may evolve and be spread in small spaces, such as skin care facilities.

Striking Results Found With Experimental Psoriasis Treatment

Patients with psoriasis show significant recovery after an experimental treatment, which raises the possibility of working toward long-term remission—in other words, a cure.

Instagram Filters: Latest Trend Driving Plastic Surgery

According to plastic surgery clinic Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), men and women are inquiring about plastic surgery after Instagram filters reveal the best versions of themselves.

Damage After Dark—UV Effects Continue Long After Exposure

Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded.

First U.S. Psoriasis Registry to Track Drug Safety and Effectiveness

People with psoriasis and their health care providers will have the opportunity to participate in research that aims to improve treatments and disease outcomes when the first independent U.S. psoriasis registry begins recruiting patients in 2015.

Researchers Find Gene that Confirms Existence of Psoriatic Arthritis

Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) but not with psoriasis, in the largest study of PsA ever published.

Dermatitis Rise in Health Care Workers From Hand Washing Focus

A new study from The University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in health care workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections.

Licorice Extract Protects the Skin from UV-induced Stress

New research introduces a new plant-derived agent, which protects skin from the harmful effects of UV irradiation.

5 Myths of Redheads’ Skin Exposed

Many assume that redheaded skin is all the same, when in reality, it’s as varied as the person.

Secrets of Skin-based Immunity

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism by which immune cells in the skin function as the body's 'border control', revealing how these cells sense whether lipid molecules might indicate the presence of foreign invaders.

Identical Twins Key to Unlocking Rosacea?

Daniel Popkin, MD, and colleagues were awarded $25,000 by the NRS to study the facial microbiomes of identical twins in whom only one has rosacea.

Registration Open for World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference

July 2015 conference aims at increasing understanding of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis in order to improve patient outcomes.

Melanoma Breakthrough: New Mechanism May Lead to Drug Resistance, Metastasis

A newly discovered mechanism—EphA2 protein activity—may lead to drug resistance and metastasis in melanoma patients. Researchers are investigating strategies to counteract this novel mechanism.

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.

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