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Jan 19, 2010 | 11:12 AM CST
Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research have identified a link between a gene and the degree of curliness in hair of European descent. This finding could be applied in forensic investigations or be used to manipulate hair with proteins.
Jan 05, 2010 | 01:22 PM CST
A recent studying examining study published in Experimental Dermatology examined hydrophilic and lipophilic moisturizers, finding that they have similar penetration profiles but different effects on stratum corneum (SC) water distribution in vivo.
Jan 04, 2010 | 09:22 AM CST
Scientists in Australia and Austria are studying a DNA repair enzyme found in kangaroos that reportedly fights the damage caused by skin cancer.
Dec 30, 2009 | 09:25 AM CST
While up to 40% of aging-related changes in skin are due to non-genetic factors, a recent study found a high correlation between the photodamage scores among both monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic (fraternal) twins.
Dec 22, 2009 | 08:56 AM CST
Scientists from the Beiersdorf Skin Research Center in Hamburg, Germany, have identified a single protein molecule that is responsible for the odor associated with sweat.
Dec 08, 2009 | 10:55 AM CST
A wound dressing has been developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University that can be loaded with drugs like antibiotics to speed the skin's healing process.
Dec 01, 2009 | 05:06 PM CST
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
This article is about something that anyone with teenage children will recognize: the fact that while you cannot get pre-teens to go into the shower, you cannot get teenagers out of the shower. However, when their showering is too often, too hot and too long, they are steam-stripping their skin.
Nov 23, 2009 | 09:11 AM CST
Researchers at the University of California at San Diego have provided a molecular basis to understand the "hygiene hypothesis," the theory that the lack of childhood exposure to infectious agents and microorganisms decreases their susceptibility to disease, which suggests therapeutic approaches to inflammatory skin diseases.
Nov 03, 2009 | 05:20 PM CST
In a recent study, microdermabrasion using a coarse grit hand piece on photo-damaged skin was found to induce a remodeling cascade in skin similar to that seen in incisional wound healing.
Oct 30, 2009 | 03:14 PM CDT
By: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of Californi…
Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) is common and poses a significant problem in high risk populations including hairdressers, health care workers, metal-working professionals and cleaning specialists.