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Dec 28, 2006 | 11:08 AM CST
By: Sirui Jiang, Danyi Quan and Howard Maibach, MD…
Skin cancer is diagnosed in more than 1.5 million people yearly and more than 90% of the cases are believed to be related to sun exposure. This article discusses current knowledge on the biological process of UV-induced skin damage. Of particular interest is the role of antioxidants in the prevention of carcinogenesis.
Dec 05, 2006 | 03:10 PM CST
A doctoral thesis from Göteborg University, Sweden, suggests that benzophenone-3 is stored in the body.
Dec 01, 2006 | 11:08 AM CST
By: Jennifer A. Davis and R. Randall Wickett, PhD …
This brief review provides an insight into the current standing of sensitive skin research, including recent findings on the possible role of nerve growth factor as an underlying mechanism and predictive tool for sensitive skin.
Nov 01, 2006 | 01:08 PM CST
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Spider veins are popping up, literally, all over the world. This article attempts to establish possible causes for spider veins in addition to exploring their current and future treatment.
Oct 17, 2006 | 05:37 PM CDT
By: Hong Zhai MD and Howard I. Maibach, MD, Univer…
This is the first article in a series discussing effects of occlusion on skin.
Oct 13, 2006 | 02:20 PM CDT
By: A.V. Rawlings, AVR Consulting, Ltd.
Ever since Ervin Blank discovered1 the importance of moisturizing the stratum corneum, companies have focused their attention on developing a better surface barrier or improving skin surface moisturization in the outer layers of the stratum corneum.
Oct 11, 2006 | 12:53 PM CDT
By: A.V. Rawlings, AVR Consulting Ltd.
During the last decade there has been tremendous advancement in our understanding of not only the structure, composition and function of the stratum corneum, but also in its formation and the epidermal differentiation factors responsible for mediating cellular changes in keratinocytes during their journey from the basal layer to the granular layer.
Oct 10, 2006 | 02:17 PM CDT
By: Sara P. Modjtahedi, Bobeck S. Modjtahedi, and …
Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD), a common dermatological disorder, presents the classic signs and symptoms of infl ammation: edema, redness and tenderness. It can occur as a result of single exposure to an acute irritant, or when exposure to a less potent irritant is persistent or repeated until signs and symptoms develop over weeks, years or decades.
Sep 08, 2006 | 04:49 PM CDT
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks: What is the difference between deep wrinkles and fine lines? Steven Schwartz provides the answer.
Aug 31, 2006 | 10:56 AM CDT
By: Jeanette M. Waller and Howard I. Maibach, MD
This is the second of three reviews of technical literature examining the facts and misconceptions about aging skin. Articles on cutaneous blood flow were reviewed in the July 2006 issue. The remaining topics are cutaneous biochemistry and skin thickness.