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Sep. 21, 2012


Researchers find cause of chemotherapy resistance in melanoma
University of California, Irvine via Bioscience Technology    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Researchers with University of California, Irvine's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, have identified a major reason why melanoma largely is resistant to chemotherapy. UCI dermatologist Dr. Anand Ganesan and colleagues found a genetic pathway in melanoma cells that inhibits the cellular mechanism for detecting DNA damage wrought by chemotherapy, thereby building up tolerance to cancer-killing drugs. More

New zinc supplement is a 'botox-booster'
Nursing Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new supplement "keeps wrinkles at bay for 30 percent longer," the Daily Mail has reported. The news is based on the results of a small trial that found the dietary supplementation with Zytaze — a combination of zinc and the enzyme phytase — can increase the effectiveness and duration of botulinum toxin injections. More

Study: Tattoo removal varies according to design
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Certain types of tattoos — including those done with yellow or blue ink, or older and bigger tattoos — are harder to remove than others with laser treatment, according to an Italian study. Even smaller tattoos done with black ink can take multiple years to erase, and it can be harder to erase tattoos from the skin of people who smoke as well, said researchers whose findings appeared in the Archives of Dermatology. More

Using ultrasound waves, researchers boost skin's permeability to drugs
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Using ultrasound waves, Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have found a way to enhance the permeability of skin to drugs, making transdermal drug delivery more efficient. This technology could pave the way for noninvasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations, according to the researchers. More

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Pellevé is a revolutionary innovation in skin tightening, FDA-cleared to treat facial wrinkles without surgery. Using radiowaves, the Pellevé system heats the deep layers of the skin, causing collagen to contract and tighten. After treatment, the skin begins to produce new collagen, improving skin firmness and resulting in a naturally refreshed appearance.

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Facial implants offer long-term solution to volume loss
Marketwire via MarketWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. John Hilinski, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in San Diego, says he has noticed a dramatic increase of patients interested in facial implants at his practice over the past few years. This trend is confirmed by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which finds that the number of facial implants performed on women has risen by 50 percent in the past year. Designed to add volume and fullness to facial contours, Hilinski says the procedure rapidly has become a sought-after alternative to dermal fillers and injections such as Restylane and Juvederm because of its ability to provide longer lasting results. More

Procedure is permanent solution to excess perspiration
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Dr. Jon Ward has suffered with a condition that can cause anxiety, embarrassment and the desire for isolation since his teenage years. Now he has a permanent option to stop his hyperhidrosis. More

Sending a robot into the war on baldness    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Does the future of hair restoration involve stem cells? Vitamin therapy? How about a robot? Hours after a noted dermatologist announced on NBC's "Today" show that vitamin D could play an important role in some future cure for baldness, Joe Taube shook his head and laughed. A 45-year-old Manhattan businessman, Taube has sampled most of those options — including the transplants. To date, he's had four of them. But, the most recent one, performed at The Dermatology Center in Englewood, N.J., has left him the most satisfied. And it differed from the earlier procedures Taube had in one crucial and, perhaps, amusing way: It involved a robot. More

A black and white issue
The Voice    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The creation of a groundbreaking database to help diagnose skin conditions on darker skinned is being pioneered by staff at the University of Birmingham. An alarming number of diseases in dark skin people are being missed or misdiagnosed simply because image banks used by doctors and dermatologists across the U.K. are predominantly made up of images of white skins. More

Australian technology helps fight melanoma
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An Australian design team has paid an integral role in the design of a new camera with advanced photographic technology to help win the fight against deadly melanoma, which claims the lives of more than 1,800 Australians every year, and many more globally. More

Vanquish your acne over the Internet
Co.Exist via Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new telemedicine startup lets you send a dermatologist pictures of your pimples, so they can prescribe you medication without the hassle of a doctor's visit. More



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Expert calls for tan ban for minors
Sun Media News Services via St. Alebert Leader    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An American dermatology expert is joining the call to ban the use of indoor tanning beds by minors in Alberta, Canada, where the cancer-causing pastime is both popular and entirely unregulated. Dr. Henry Lim, an internationally renowned skin cancer expert, recently addressed the dangers of indoor tanning to a room full of medical students at the University of Alberta. More

Forum to discuss advancements in hair restoration techniques
The Times of India    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Indian dermatologists have joined hands with their global counterparts to start Indian Hair Restoration Society to deliberate on advancements in hair restoration techniques. Minds behind the society said that this will be one of its kinds "hair only" scientific platform, which will see a confluence of international and national level experts to discuss and debate. More

New study: Why women are embracing the lowbrow look
The Independent    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new study by cosmetic surgeons seeking the perfect female brow found that women's eyebrows are becoming lower, flatter and less arched. Researchers say the ideal eyebrow has moved closer to the eye over the past 60 years. One theory is that women are subconsciously opting for a more masculine-looking brow. More

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