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Hairs, feathers and scales have a lot in common

The potential evolutionary link between hairs in mammals, feathers in birds and scales in reptiles has been debated for decades. Today, researchers demonstrate that all these skin appendages are homologous. On the basis of analyses of embryonic development, the biologists evidenced molecular and micro-anatomical signatures that are identical between hairs, feathers and scales at their early developmental stages. These observations indicate that the three structures evolved from their common reptilian ancestor.  
sciencedaily.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Investigates Skin Reactions With Zecuity Sumatriptan Patch

Reports of serious burns and scarring with the use of the Zecuity sumatriptan transdermal patch for migraine prompts FDA investigation and drug safety communication.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Update on the management of skin abscesses in the emergency department - emdocs

Abscess is a common presenting complaint in the emergency department. Most abscesses can be managed with simple incision and drainage. Is there an alternative to I & D? What are some indications to consult a surgeon for drainage in the operating room? And when should antibiotics be prescribed? This post will explore current topics in management of abscess in the emergency department.   
emdocs.net
over 4 years ago
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Polymer Temporarily Protects and Tightens Skin, Smoothes Wrinkles

Material made from a silicone-based polymer can mimic the properties of normal youthful skin and shows promise for improving appearance, treating dry skin, and providing ultraviolet protection, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Certain Skin and Tissue Lesions Point to Zika Virus Infection

Certain dermatological features coupled with other symptoms signal a likely diagnosis of Zika virus infection, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Skin Autofluorescence a Sign of Cognitive Impairment in Pre-HTN

"The ability to indirectly measure glycated end points noninvasively and relate that to factors such as cognitive function is potentially translational," said an expert. "It's a good proof of practice."  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Olanzapine Linked to Rare but Serious Skin Reaction, FDA Warns

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning that the antipsychotic olanzapine has been linked to a rare but potentially life-threatening skin condition.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Skin bacteria stay 'stable over time' - BBC News

Everyone has their own personal range of bacteria living on their skin that stays largely unchanged over time, a US study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Histological Comparison of the Human Trunk Skin Creases

Learn more about the structural anatomy of skin creases and folds of the trunk. How do the elastic fibers participate?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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A patient with cancer and nail pigmentation

A 32 year old African-American woman with stage 2B distorted B cell lymphoma of the cervix was admitted because of febrile neutropenia. Apart from fevers, she had black discoloration of her nails (fig 1⇓). She had completed three cycles of a dose adjusted R-EPOCH regimen (rituximab, etoposide, prednisolone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin) and also took acetaminophen (paracetamol)-hydrocodone, and ondansetron. …  
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over 4 years ago
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A patient with cancer and nail pigmentation

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over 4 years ago
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A patient with cancer and nail pigmentation

A 32 year old African-American woman with stage 2B distorted B cell lymphoma of the cervix was admitted because of febrile neutropenia. Apart from fevers, she had black discoloration of her nails (fig 1⇓). She had completed three cycles of a dose adjusted R-EPOCH regimen (rituximab, etoposide, prednisolone, vincristine, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin) and also took acetaminophen (paracetamol)-hydrocodone, and ondansetron. …  
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over 4 years ago
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E-skin 'can monitor body's oxygen level' - BBC News

Scientists in Japan say they have developed ultra-thin electronic "skin" that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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New Therapeutic Options for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Read about the new approved drugs for the treatment of MRSA complicated skin and soft tissue infections.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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The skin and face are the primary sites of affect and motivation

Silvan Tomkins played a critical role in the emergence of research on the face and facial expressions. His ability to read faces was legendary and astonishing. ...  
tomkins.org
over 4 years ago
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Promising lab-grown skin sprouts hair and grows glands - BBC News

Scientists create artificial skin, made from mouse stem cells, that integrates successfully and even sprouts hairs when transplanted into another mouse.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Ibrutinib for Lymphocytic Leukemia Prompts Skin and Nail Changes

Although generally well tolerated, ibrutinib, a Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitor effective against chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), may lead to nail and hair abnormalities, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago