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It's one of the most common immune-mediated diseases in the U.S., causing red, patchy and scaly marks on the skin. Yet the 1 to 2 percent of the population who have psoriasis are still left to wonder why.
A new study builds on the genetic architecture of psoriasis, the next step toward answering what in the genes causes the disease. University of Michigan researchers, working with partners across the globe, published the work in Nature Communications.
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In experiments in mice, University of California, San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells, a type of immune cell generally associated with controlling inflammation, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth. Without these immune cells as partners, the researchers found, the stem cells cannot regenerate hair follicles, leading to baldness.
EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 is a 100% physical sunscreen with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in a tinted, moisturizing base. It provides ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid to quench dry skin and visibly minimize the appearance of fine lines. UV Elements is oil-free, noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, and water-resistant (40 minutes).
Until now, cancer drugs were approved based on where the cancer originated. A drug might be approved to treat breast cancer or lung cancer, and might even be approved to treat both, but each approval was tied to location.
Now, the FDA has approved pembrolizumab to treat solid cancers that have a specific genetic feature, the microsatellite instability-high or mismatch repair deficient.
Abeona's gene therapy program continues to expand.
Recently, the company announced their 3rd gene therapy received an FDA orphan designation; this one for the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa. The other two gene therapies that the company has orphan drug designations are for the treatments of Sanfilippo syndrome type A and Sanfilippo syndrome type B. Patients with EB have extremely delicate skin, often referred to as "butterfly skin," that makes them extremely susceptible to blisters and poor healing of wounds.
An expert panel recommended guidelines for patients with pediatric psoriasis, including routine screening and identification of certain risk factors for associated comorbidities, according to a consensus statement published in JAMA Dermatology.
By Tammy Gibson
When was the last time you went outside for a normal day of activities and actually applied sunscreen first? Have you ever wondered how much sunscreen to use or which brand is better? Dermatologists agree that sunscreen is a great tool for skin cancer prevention — but only if it's used correctly. The American Academy of Dermatology recently published a study that found many people are making mistakes when applying sunscreen.
A skin cancer treatment that's come in and out of favor over the years, called superficial radiation therapy, is gaining popularity again, say skin experts. But some doctors are wary, especially of its use in younger people, since the long-term effects aren't fully understood.
A popular "do-it-yourself" charcoal mask that has been trending all over the internet could cause serious damage to your skin, according to a dermatologist.
"It might be dangerous if you like all three layers of your skin," Dr. Seth Forman, a dermatologist in Tampa, Florida, said in an interview with WFTS.
Many people have taken to YouTube to show users the painful process of peeling off the charcoal mask. Many of these products are sold from "unregulated vendors," WFTS reports. Forman said that some of these products are mixed with a foreign charcoal powder and super glue, and will "most likely" be illegal soon.
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It is a shame to see that most people do not know much about acne scars. Because of a lack of information and word of mouth, various misconceptions and myths abound. To learn more about acne scars and acne in general, together with how you can get rid of this unwanted condition, you have to start by not trusting everything you hear.
Wrinkles and scars are not all bad, but some people prefer not to display these imperfections and other blemishes like warts, acne scars, errant blood vessels and pronounced veins. Laser resurfacing can diminish all of these flaws to give your skin a smoother look.
"Sometimes described as 'scalpels of light,' lasers are used alone or with conventional surgical instruments in a diverse array of procedures that improve appearance, relieve pain, restore function, save lives," according to Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center.
Did you know that skin cancer is highly preventable? Because May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to highlight the fact that our lifestyle choices contribute greatly to our chances of getting skin cancer. The most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers is sun exposure.
A sunburn may seem like a temporary annoyance, but it can cause long-lasting damage to your skin, regardless of skin complexion.
Several factors are involved when looking at who is most prone to sunburn, because people react differently to the sun. Some people feel the sun's effects very rapidly, and others have relatively little effect even with hours of outdoor time.
It all relates back to your skin, which in turn, depends on genetics.
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Start your continuing education now! with courses from Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists.
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