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Comparatively Speaking: Genome vs. Epigenome

Reviving our highly popular "Comparatively Speaking" column, here, Tony O'Lenick asks Howard Epstein, Ph.D.: "What's the difference between the genome and the epigenome?" Read on to learn more.

Acne and Tobacco Claims Go Up in Smoke

Smoking tobacco decreases risks of the skin disease, contrary to popular opinion, according to research in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Pediatric Patients Experience Psoriasis Differently

Psoriasis affects children and adults in different ways—despite limited research on the condition in children, new data in JAAD states that immune cells vary alongside psoriasis patient ages.

Genetic Mutations Open Doors to Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis may be caused by a single-gene mutation, according to new research published in Nature Genetics. Scientists believe the effects of the mutation could be partially corrected through glutamine supplementation.

Microbiome Compromised by Antibiotics, Antiseptics

The skin microbiome remembers antibiotic and antiseptic treatments even after their use concludes, potentially opening the door to skin infection, according to research in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Tattoo-removal Patch Offers ‘Tat’-ilizing Results

A clear, silicone patch is changing the tattoo removal game—Research in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine found that removal treatments using the patch could be almost three times as fast at traditional methods.

Study Shines a (Black) Light on Melasma Detection

Black light can illuminate otherwise hidden melasma symptoms, according to research in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. Researchers hope to encourage early detection of the condition.

Stem Cell Aging Theories Put to the Test

Wrinkles and age spots are caused intrinsically, according to new aging theories proposed by Win L. Chiou in The Scientific Pages of Dermatology.

Microbiome Helps Level the Acne Playing Field

Acne may be the result of a flaw in the microbiome's delicate balance. Using new research, microbiome-based markers could be used to diagnose and treat the disease.

Telomere Pioneers Share 2017 Renaissance Woman Award

Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., and Carol Greider, Ph.D., took home this year's Alma Dea Morani, M.D., award for their work that revolutionized the study of aging through telomeres and telomerase.

[podcast] Age of Inflammation: How Health is Driving the Microbiome Market

"I think millennial women are changing the world by doing something that’s never been done before," says Larry Weiss, M.D. "They're reading labels and asking questions." What are they looking for? Read on and listen in to learn more.

Engaging Tanning Pathway Sans UV Damage

New work from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute paints skin tanning in a new light—sans light, that is, not to mention sans UV damage.

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