Pubic hair grooming is a widespread practice and about a quarter of people who groom reported grooming-related injuries in a national survey, according to a new article published by JAMA Dermatology.
Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays.
How does the skin develop follicles and eventually sprout hair? A USC-led study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), addresses this question using insights gleaned from organoids, 3-D assemblies of cells possessing rudimentary skin structure and function -- including the ability to grow hair.
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the regulation of immune cells that play a pivotal role in allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. They have identified a 'checkpoint' manned by these immune cells that, if barred, can halt the development of the lung inflammation associated with allergies.
A James Cook University scientist has made a discovery that will make life easier for surgery patients and their surgeon.
A protein which protects the fetus during pregnancy, HLA-G1, shows high potential for treating atopic dermatitis and other related diseases.
A research team led by Adam Friedman, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has found that topically applied nitric oxide-releasing nanoparticles are a viable treatment for deep fungal infections of the skin caused by dermatophytes.
A Henry Ford Hospital study has shown that skin transplant surgery has long-term benefit for restoring skin pigmentation caused by the skin disease vitiligo. In a retrospective study, researchers found that a majority of areas of the skin treated with surgery still had 'very good to excellent' color match pigmentation five years later.
A team of researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University has created a super-strong 'tough adhesive' that is non-toxic and binds to biological tissues with a strength comparable to the body's own resilient cartilage, even when they're wet. Inspired by the glue produced by a slug, the double-layered hydrogel material demonstrates both high adhesion strength and strain dissipation, making it useful in a variety of medical applications.
The size of protein-based drug molecules prevents their absorption into the body when taken orally making injection (intramuscularly, subcutaneously, intravenously, etc.) the only effective delivery method. Research into transdermal drug delivery systems to make taking these drugs easier and cheaper has lead Japanese researchers to develop a new photothermal abrasion system. It uses near-infrared light to irradiate gold nanorods in a gel skin patch to increase skin temperature and permeability for improved drug delivery.