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Could a probiotic benefit the skin of young, healthy women?

from MNTderm - 18 Oct 14

Researchers from Japan claim a fermented milk created using a bacteria called Lactococcus lactis strain H61 improved the skin of healthy women aged 19-21.



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Phototherapy safe for skin conditions in elderly patients

from MNTderm - 16 Oct 14

Data released at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress suggest phototherapy is effective and safe for elderly patients.



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Psoriasis severity linked to high blood pressure risk

from MNTderm - 16 Oct 14

Previous studies have found links between psoriasis and risk of high blood pressure. Now, researchers show that this risk is also influenced by the severity of psoriasis.



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Most dermatology complaints in the emergency room are acute

from MNTderm - 15 Oct 14

Results reported at the 23rd European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in the Netherlands show most dermatology emergency department complaints are acute.



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Moderate levels of 'free radicals' found beneficial to healing wounds

from MNTderm - 15 Oct 14

Long assumed to be destructive to tissues and cells, "free radicals" generated by the cell's mitochondria - the energy producing structures in the cell - are actually beneficial to healing wounds.



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New findings from the Psoriasis Longitudinal Assessment and registry (PSOLAR) show persistency difference among biologic therapies

from MNTderm - 13 Oct 14

Janssen has reported new findings at the annual meeting of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) showing significantly better persistency and lower rates of discontinuation...



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Nanoparticle research could enhance drug delivery through skin

from MNTderm - 10 Oct 14

Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle's ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for...



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What are stretch marks? How can stretch marks be treated?

from MNTderm - 10 Oct 14

Ever wondered what stretch marks are, how they occur and how to treat them? MNT looks at the possible causes for stretch marks and examines the present treatments and if they work.



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Scrutinizing salamanders to study scarring in humans

from MNTderm - 06 Oct 14

The axolotl, a type of salamander, can regenerate lost limbs, regrow its own spinal cord and dodge cancer - which is why University of Florida researchers have created the tools to study how the...



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Phosphorescent glow emitted by 'smart' bandage'

from MNTderm - 05 Oct 14

Inspired by wounded warriors, new paint-on, see-through bandage not only protects wounds and severe burns but enables direct measurement of tissue oxygenation.



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Could compound in red wine, grapes treat acne?

from MNTderm - 05 Oct 14

Researchers have found that resveratrol - a compound naturally found in red grapes - could be an effective treatment for acne, especially when combined with another medication.



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NHS neglecting mental health of skin patients, warns leading disfigurement charity

from MNTderm - 05 Oct 14

A lack of mental health care services for people with skin conditions is a 'slowly ticking timebomb' for the NHS, a charity has warned.



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Survival results from phase III BREAK-3 study of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) in patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic melanoma

from MNTderm - 01 Oct 14

GSK has announced updated results for Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) from a planned analysis of the phase III BREAK-3 study in 250 patients with BRAF V600E mutant metastatic melanoma.



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Skin health could be improved by sweat-eating bacteria

from MNTderm - 01 Oct 14

Bacteria that metabolize ammonia, a major component of sweat, may improve skin health and some day could be used for the treatment of skin disorders, such as acne or chronic wounds.



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Bacteria may help treat acne, ulcers

from MNTderm - 30 Sep 14

Bacteria that eat ammonia - a major component of sweat - may one day be used to treat acne, ulcers and other skin disorders, say researchers.



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Melanoma drug combo improves patient survival rate, decreases risk of harsh side effect

from MNTderm - 30 Sep 14

A UCLA researcher at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center helped pioneer a new therapy that combines the drug Zelboraf® with an experimental drug cobimetinib, allowing metastatic melanoma...



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Sun's UV radiation rendered harmless by skin pigment

from MNTderm - 30 Sep 14

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and other institutions have worked out how the pigment of the skin manages to protect the body from the sun's dangerous UV rays.



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Calming down immune cells could hold key to melanoma treatment

from MNTderm - 26 Sep 14

Immune cells may be responsible for drug resistance in melanoma patients, according to research published in Cancer Discovery.



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Brain areas identified that are activated by itch-relieving drug

from MNTderm - 26 Sep 14

Areas of the brain that respond to reward and pleasure are linked to the ability of a drug known as butorphanol to relieve itch, according to new research led by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Professor and...



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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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