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NICE recommendation for Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) for the treatment of metastatic melanoma patients in England and Wales

from MNTderm - 19 Sep 14

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued its final appraisal determination (FAD) recommending the use of Tafinlar®...



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Combination of phototherapy and afamelanotide results in faster repigmentation in vitiligo patients

from MNTderm - 17 Sep 14

Patients with the skin depigmentation disease known as vitiligo had faster and better repigmentation after a combination therapy of the implantable drug afamelanotide and narrowband UV-B (NB-UV-B)...



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Dendritic cells affect onset and progress of psoriasis

from MNTderm - 15 Sep 14

Different types of dendritic cells in human skin have assorted functions in the early and more advanced stages of psoriasis report researchers in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine.



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Important changes in cellular behavior that occur in rare, blistering skin disease

from MNTderm - 14 Sep 14

University at Buffalo researchers and colleagues studying a rare, blistering disease have discovered new details of how autoantibodies destroy healthy cells in skin.



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Early diagnosis and detection rates of skin cancer boosted by pioneering digital application

from MNTderm - 11 Sep 14

The early diagnosis and detection rates of skin cancer has been boosted by a pioneering digital application developed at the University of Edinburgh which trains the medical profession to...



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Study examines vitiligo, alopecia areata and chronic graft-vs-host disease

from MNTderm - 10 Sep 14

Vitiligo (depigmentation of the skin) and alopecia areata (AA, patchy or complete hair loss) in patients with chronic graft-vs-host disease (GvHD) following a stem cell transplant appear to be...



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New therapeutic target for diabetic wound healing

from MNTderm - 08 Sep 14

Research led by scientists in Dr. Song Hong's group at LSU Health New Orleans has identified a novel family of chemical mediators that rescue the reparative functions of macrophages (a main type of...



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Quick and effective wound healing in mice promoted by salamander skin peptide

from MNTderm - 04 Sep 14

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a short peptide called tylotoin exerts the promotion of wound healing with epidermal growth factor (EGF) in a murine model of a full thickness dermal...



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Aircraft crew more likely to develop melanomas

from MNTderm - 04 Sep 14

According to a new medical literature review, pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of developing melanomas compared with the general population.



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Positive results announced of Phase III trials with Oleogel-S10 for accelerated wound healing in patients with partial thickness wounds

from MNTderm - 03 Sep 14

Birken AG, a biopharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetic company, announces positive results from three clinical phase III trials with Oleogel-S10, an ointment based on dry extract from birch bark for...



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Skin glow from fruits and vegetables 'more attractive than a tan'

from MNTderm - 31 Aug 14

Eating lots of fruits and vegetables can give you a skin glow more attractive than that caused by tanning, according to a new study, and It is all down to carotenoids.



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Breaking bacterial biofilm layer could resolve serious skin infections and save lives

from MNTderm - 29 Aug 14

Like a protective tent over a colony of harmful bacteria, biofilms make the treatment of skin infections especially difficult.



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Photodynamic therapy vs. cryotherapy for actinic keratoses

from MNTderm - 27 Aug 14

Photodynamic therapy (PDT, which uses topical agents and light to kill tissue) appears to better clear actinic keratoses (AKs, a common skin lesion caused by sun damage) at three months after...



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GPs develop audit to save NHS millions in the battle against skin cancer

from MNTderm - 26 Aug 14

The Royal College of General Practitioners is calling for all GPs who carry out practice-based dermatological surgery to record and upload their figures as part of a UK-wide information gathering...



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First clinical trial for new skin wound-healing compound is a success

from MNTderm - 25 Aug 14

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist Robert Gourdie developed a wound-healing peptide while researching how electrical signals trigger heartbeats.



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Ecologically hyper-diverse fungus that causes dandruff tracked to deep sea vents

from MNTderm - 24 Aug 14

A ubiquitous skin fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky maladies in humans has now been tracked to even further global reaches - including Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme...



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Researchers identify proteins critical to wound healing

from MNTderm - 21 Aug 14

Mice missing two important proteins of the vascular system develop normally and appear healthy in adulthood, as long as they don't become injured.



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Patient, tumor characteristics for high-mitotic rate melanoma

from MNTderm - 20 Aug 14

A study in Australia examined patient and tumor characteristics for melanomas with higher mitotic rates (a marker of tumor cell growth) in an effort to increase earlier detection of this aggressive...



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Drug for bone marrow disease 'restores hair in patients with alopecia areata'

from MNTderm - 18 Aug 14

A drug called ruxolitinib restored hair in patients with alopecia areata - an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss - according to the early results of a clinical trial.



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New biomaterial can coat tricky burn wounds and block out infection

from MNTderm - 12 Aug 14

Wrapping wound dressings around fingers and toes can be tricky, but for burn victims, guarding them against infection is critical.



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FDA approves Orbactiv to treat skin infections

from MNTderm - 08 Aug 14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Orbactiv (oritavancin), a new antibacterial drug to treat adults with skin infections.



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Climate change could drive rise in debilitating disease

from MNTderm - 07 Aug 14

A disease prevalent in developing countries could be spread by the changes in rainfall patterns according to a new study.



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Study identifies genetic variants associated with severe skin reactions to commonly used antiepileptic drug

from MNTderm - 05 Aug 14

Researchers have identified genetic variants that are associated with severe adverse skin reactions to the antiepileptic drug phenytoin, according to a study in the August 6 issue of JAMA.



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Wound closure involves cooperative compression

from MNTderm - 04 Aug 14

The process by which wounds are repaired is more complex than was previously thought, reports a paper published online this week in Nature Physics.



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Pathogen behavior influenced by communication between nostril/skin microbiome bacteria

from MNTderm - 24 Jul 14

A team of scientists has made an important discovery about the molecular interactions that occur between generally benign species of Propionibacterium bacteria and the pathogenic bacterium...


 

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