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Collagen And Elastic Fibers

The Architecture Of Collagen And Elastic Fibers Constructing The Skin

Collagen and elastic fibers; As the largest organ of the human body our skin is astounding. It protects us from infection, endures radiation, senses temperature, and is flexible enough to withstand our everyday activities. What holds this all together is the protein we all know and love: collagen. In a paper published in Scientific Reports a team…

Vitiligo Will Be Caused By Genetic And Environmental Factors

Genetic And Environmental Factors May Cause Vitiligo

A pair of new journal articles by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine indicate that both genetic and environmental factors play significant roles in the onset of vitiligo, an autoimmune disease that results in the loss of color in blotches of skin. The findings also show that while the tools for scientific…

Vitamin A Linked To Lower Odds Of Common Skin Cancer

Vitamin A Linked To Lower Odds Of Common Skin Cancer

Wondering if you can do more than slap on some sunscreen to prevent skin cancer? A new study suggests that getting more vitamin A may help. The study of around 125,000 Americans found that people with the highest intake of vitamin A lowered their risk of squamous cell skin cancer by around 15%. Most of the vitamin…

Glands In The Skin

The Development Of Sebaceous Glands In The Skin

For the first time, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have studied and outlined the development of sebaceous glands in the skin. The study provides greater insight into the development and maintenance of the skin and how cancer mutations affect the behaviour of stem cells. Most people are familiar with the sebaceous glands which are…

Sunlight Can Cause Age Related Damage To The Skin

Sunlight Can Cause Age Related Damage To The Skin

The population in the United States is expected to become increasingly older, with estimates indicating that by the year 2030, nearly 40% of Americans will be over the age of 65. As people are living longer, their skin is not only chronologically, or biologically aging; but it is also being exposed to environmental factors, such…

Genetic Mutations Link Rare Skin Disorder

Genetic Mutations Link Rare Skin Disorder

Genetic Mutations; Fatty liver disease is often associate with alcoholism, but more than a third of Americans have fatty livers; which despite moderate or absent alcohol consumption. They suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; so a condition that can lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. Many patients require liver transplants to beat the…

Limiting UV Exposure To Reduce Rising Female Skin Cancer Rates

Limiting UV Exposure To Reduce Rising Female Skin Cancer Rates

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Limiting exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the number one way individuals can reduce their risk of skin cancer, though new data suggests that UV exposure is on the rise, particularly among Caucasian girls and young women. Skin…

Melanoma Is One Of The Primary Targets Of Cancer

Transformation Of Melanoma Is One Of The Primary Targets Of Cancer

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Carmit Levy and Dr. Tamar Golan of the Department of Human Genetics and Biochemistry at TAU’s Sackler School of Medicine, have discovered that fat cells are involved in the transformation that melanoma cells undergo from cancer cells of limited growth in the epidermis to lethal metastatic cells…

Tattoos Successfully Change Color When Key Biomarkers Were Changed

Tattoos Successfully Change Color When Key Biomarkers Were Changed

Scientists in Germany have develop an intradermal tattoo that changes color in response to fluctuations in glucose, albumin, and pH levels. Tests on skin have show that the tattoos successfully change color when concentrations of key biomarkers were changed, marking an exciting step in real-time monitoring of chronic diseases like diabetes. The research, which was…

New Technology Responses In Two Patients With Advanced Melanoma

New Technology Responses In Two Patients With Advanced Melanoma

Melanoma; In this study researcher being able to identify targets for adoptive cell therapies is one of the first steps in developing personalized treatments for people with hard-to-treat cancers. However, predicting whether a patient will have an immune response to a particular abnormal protein caused by mutations that serves as a new antigen (neoantigen), can…

Skin Cancer Management

Microscopy Is Next Adjuvant Tool Using In Skin Cancer Management

Recent advancements in noninvasive imaging modalities are making an impact on dermatological care. Techniques such as reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), optical coherence tomography (OCT), and the various innovative spectroscopies have all proven to be useful adjunctive tools in the diagnosis and management of suspicious pigmented lesions and non melanoma skin cancer whether used alone or…

Alcohol Consumption Leads To Lowering Beta Carotene In The Skin

Alcohol Consumption Leads To Lowering Beta Carotene In The Skin

Alcohol Consumption; Going to the beach is already something of a stressful event for those of us who sunburn easily, or are concern about the threat of skin cancer; but the results of a new study suggest one of our favorite beach pastimes puts human beings in even more risk. This German study found that the…