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Scientists have discovered that the immune environment inside melanomas with mutations in ATR — a protein that normally identifies and repairs DNA damage caused by UV exposure — is altered in ways that promote tumor growth. They suggest that the finding could help to improve immunotherapies for melanoma and identify patients more likely to respond to them.
Oregon State University via Medical Xpress
Researchers have discovered a new way to identify the lipids, or fats found in the skin of people who have atopic dermatitis, and compare them to people with healthy skin.
This is a fundamental advance in dermatology that could lead to new therapies for millions of people with this debilitating skin problem — atopic dermatitis is one of the most common forms of eczema.
The findings were just announced in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Cosmetic Surgery Times
Dermatology has been at the forefront of the laser and light development — an area in aesthetic and medical dermatology that has surged in recent years, according to Dr. Jill S. Waibel, Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute, assistant professor at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (Voluntary), and chief of dermatology at Baptist Hospital, Miami.
Laser and light source treatments target many of the most common skin conditions that dermatologists encounter.
It's been long recognized that the immunosuppressant drugs patients are prescribed after an organ transplant come with a fair share of dangerous side effects — including squamous cell carcinoma and other types of skin disease.
But despite advances to improve skin cancer prevention for these patients, little is known about how skin conditions affect African-American, Asian and Hispanic transplant recipients. That's a problem, considering that more than half of the 120,000 Americans on the waiting list for organs are nonwhite, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Scot Scoop News
In recent years, states have increasingly adopted physician telehealth services in the field of dermatology, the branch of medicine associated with skin disorders. This system benefits patients that live in rural and suburban areas with a lack of access to health and specialty care.
Telemedicine can be suited for students living far from a dermatology office, especially given that traffic can make it hard to travel distances quickly.
The advent of increasingly effective — and still costly — biologic drugs for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis has highlighted the fact that dermatologists do not know which patients would benefit most from preventative measures.
A key unanswered question in psoriasis is whether physicians can predict — and therefore prevent — progression to PsA, said Dr. Mark Lebwohl. He is Sol and Clara Kest Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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On average, one person dies of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, every hour.
Because this disease can affect anyone, everyone should take steps to reduce their risk and catch melanoma in its earliest stages, when it's most treatable.
New research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology's 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, emphasizes the importance of skin cancer prevention and detection.
The Huffington Post
No episode of "Keeping up with the Kardashians" or fierce dedication to the athleisure phenomenon could get us to wear the makeup at the gym, despite various recent attempts by some of our favorite cosmetics companies to act otherwise.
Athleisure makeup, much like athleisure clothing, is an emerging makeup trend featuring products made to stay in place at the bar and at the gym. These products include items that already existed before, like waterproof mascara and tinted moisturizer, but they’ve been put in a new, made-up category called "athleisure makeup."
Drug Discovery & Development
Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells — such as fibroblasts from the skin — and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. They made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological aging of these cells. They published their findings in the journal Stem Cells.
The JAMA Network Journals via Medical Xpress
Two original investigations on indoor tanning and sun safety by authors from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, are being published online to coincide with their presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting.
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