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Scientists grow 'mini-lungs' to aid the study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created 'mini-lungs' using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be...  
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over 5 years ago
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Cell type responsible for scarring, skin-cancer growth identified by Stanford scientists

A skin cell responsible for scarring, and a molecule that inhibits the cell's activity, have been identified by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.  
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over 5 years ago
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Scientists create biodegradable membrane that accelerates burn healing

Treatments to regenerate skin from burns become tedious and long lasting; however, Mexican researchers developed a biodegradable membrane that allows to transfer skin cells (keratinocytes) to...  
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over 5 years ago
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3-D human skin maps aid study of relationships between molecules, microbes and environment

Data reveals diversity in molecular and microbial composition, as well as prevalence of personal hygiene productsResearchers at the University of California, San Diego...  
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over 5 years ago
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Restoring IL-17 may treat skin infections related to chronic alcohol consumption

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that increased sensitivity to infection related to chronic alcohol consumption is due to defective host defense...  
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over 5 years ago
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Wounds heal faster with help from nanoparticles

When tested on the skin of mice, a new experimental therapy that uses nanoparticles to deliver an enzyme blocker cut wound healing time in half compared with no treatment.  
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over 5 years ago
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Boehringer Ingelheim's investigational biologic cleared skin better than ustekinumab in head-to-head Phase II psoriasis study

For the first time, Boehringer Ingelheim announced Phase II data from its investigational compound BI 655066*.  
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over 5 years ago
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Several breeds of dog in England killed by mysterious kidney disease

At least 30 dogs in England have been killed in less than 18 months by an unknown disease which causes skin lesions and kidney failure, reveals research published in Veterinary Record.  
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over 5 years ago
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An antihypertensive drug improves corticosteroid-based skin treatments

Basic research on blood pressure has led researchers from Inserm (Inserm Unit 1138, 'Cordeliers Research Centre') obtaining unexpected results: drugs used to treat hypertension (high blood...  
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over 5 years ago
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Marshaling the body's own weapons against psoriasis

Immunotherapy with natural signaling substance relieves skin conditionA three-character code brings relief to patients with psoriasis and sheds light on complex...  
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over 5 years ago
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Proteins identified that are likely to trigger psoriasis

Case Western Reserve scientists have taken a huge leap toward identifying root causes of psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition affecting 125 million people around the world.  
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over 5 years ago
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Eczema affects health habits and increases risk of heart disease

Eczema wreaks havoc on its sufferers' lives with health problems that are more than skin deep.  
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over 5 years ago
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Review article estimates annual U.S. cost of psoriasis in 2013

The annual U.S. cost of psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin condition, was estimated to be between $112 billion and $135 billion in 2013, according to a review article published online by...  
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over 5 years ago
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Study finds eczema, short stature not associated overall

Eczema, an itchy chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, was not associated overall with short stature in an analysis of data from several studies, although a small group of children and...  
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over 5 years ago
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Study finds evidence of nerve damage in around half of fibromyalgia patients

About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia - a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms - was found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other...  
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over 5 years ago
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Rational Biological Source Of Pain Found In The Skin Of Patients With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, a painful condition affecting approximately 10 million people in the U.S., is not imaginary after all, as some doctors have believed.  
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over 5 years ago
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Enhanced flu protection: Four beats three

Adding a second strain of B flu lessens likelihood of mismatched vaccineA flu vaccine given just under the surface of the skin that includes four strains of inactivated...  
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over 5 years ago
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Link between food allergy development and skin exposure

Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe...  
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over 5 years ago
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Seeking out skin creams that contain toxic mercury

As countries try to rid themselves of toxic mercury pollution, some people are slathering and even injecting creams containing the metal onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting...  
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over 5 years ago
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Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington's disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago