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Oct. 4, 2013

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Neuron death occurs with certain botulinum toxin types
Dermatology Times
Not all botulinum toxins equally are safe for neurons, according to a new study by Harvard researchers. According to the study's senior author, Harvard Medical School researcher Dr. Min Dong, two of seven of the botulinum toxins, types C and E, cause neuron death. And while generally safe for healthy neurons, botulinum toxin type A, used in Botox and Dysport, causes neuron death in the lab when scientists introduce mutations to a key neuron protein.
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A primer on pediatric acne
Skin & Allergy News
In May, the American Acne and Rosacea Society, with the endorsement of the American Academy of Pediatrics, published evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric acne that incorporated mid-childhood acne, which is a sign of hyperandrogenism that must be worked up. The guidelines "are a great reference for you for treatment algorithms and an excellent resource for treating pediatric acne," Dr. Andrea L. Zaenglein said during a presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology's summer meeting.
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Photodamage affects efficacy of skin care products
"Doctor, what should I use on my skin?" No matter what skin condition prompts a patient to visit a dermatologist, this question is almost sure to arise. That's what motivated Dr. Dana L. Sachs and her colleagues at the department of dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, to conduct research on the effectiveness of five well-known skin care products.
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18 percent of dermatology apps track or diagnose lesions
There are 229 dermatology focused medical apps in the Apple, Android, Blackberry and Nokia Windows app stores, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology. More than half of the apps are patient-facing — 51 percent — with 41 percent targeted at healthcare providers and 8 percent aimed at both groups.
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Dermatologists contribute to overuse of antibiotics
Dermatology Times
Dermatologists generally know that the sensitivity of many pathogens to the antibiotics used to treat them is decreasing, experts say. But many dermatologists may not appreciate their specialty's role in potentially fueling the problem.
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15 myths and facts about cellulite via Fox News
Got cellulite? You're not alone: The cosmetic condition affects nearly 90 percent of women at some point during their lives, even women who are otherwise slender and fit. As common as cellulite is, there's also an awful lot of misinformation out there about what it is, what causes it and how to get rid of it. So before placing blame, scheduling a cosmetic procedure or spending a fortune on over-the-counter products, read up on the real story behind cellulite.
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Advanced genetic testing paves way for personalized medicine
Dermatology Times
New genetic testing methods may not only help identify the potential risk for individuals to develop certain diseases, but also may open the door for more targeted therapies and management strategies, which could be of particular benefit in higher risk patient populations.
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Important wound-healing process discovered
Medical News Today
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered an important process by which special immune cells in the skin help heal wounds. They found that these skin-resident immune cells function as "first responders" to skin injuries in part by producing the molecule known as interleukin-17A, which wards off infection and promotes wound healing.
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    Sperm facial treatment attracts fountain of youth by treating wrinkles (Jobs & Hire)
60-minute no-knife face-lift facial claims to wipe years off your face (The Huffington Post)
Dermatology apps 'an area of buyer beware' (CBS News)
New beauty goal: Plumper cheeks (The New York Times)
IPL may reduce acne breakouts (MedEsthetics)

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Annoying but common skin conditions
Daily Glow
Boost your skin confidence with these tips from top dermatologists on how to treat those annoying ingrown hairs, brown skin spots, cellulite and more.
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Sunscreen formulas could be getting a makeover
Daily Glow
Better sunscreen with improved compounds of key ingredients may hit the shelves soon. Researchers have found that rutile, a form of the popular mineral sunscreen titanium dioxide, is safer than other forms and still effective, ScienceDaily reports.
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11 hottest celebrity skin treatments
"I need it now!" For celebrities, that command goes for pressed juice, Céline bags — and skin care. Here, the fastest, craziest ways Hollywood skin pros eradicate zits, cellulite and lines.

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Researchers close in on new melanoma treatment
Plastic Surgery Practice
Scientists have discovered a potential new target for melanoma treatment. They found that a gene encoding phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 plays an essential role in the development and progression of melanoma.

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UK scientists figure out how to freeze skin cells so that they don't age
Daily Mail
Researchers have identified a way to preserve skin cells to drive cosmetic procedures today or to be changed into stem cells for rejuvenation procedures later on in life.

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