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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...


New ways science reaches the public: study of dermatology on YouTube

from MNTderm - 12 Jul 14

YouTube is for more than watching World Cup highlights, Brian Williams refreshing old school rap classics, and videos of skateboarders landing in unfortunate positions on railings.


Two-gene test differentiates psoriasis from eczema

from MNTderm - 11 Jul 14

After analyzing the molecular processes involved, researchers in Germany have developed a test that can differentiate psoriasis from eczema on the basis of only two genes.


Positive results from Phase 2b study of dupilumab in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis announced

from MNTderm - 11 Jul 14

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have announced positive results from a Phase 2b dose-ranging study of dupilumab, an investigational therapy, in adult patients with moderate-to-severe...


Activating wound healing and skin regeneration with sandalwood scent

from MNTderm - 10 Jul 14

Skin cells possess an olfactory receptor for sandalwood scent, as researchers at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have discovered.


Dramatic improvements seen in children with eczema after wet wrap therapy

from MNTderm - 09 Jul 14

The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate that one in five children in the U.S. now suffers from the painful, itchy skin condition.


Hyperspectral imaging - noninvasive, painless way to determine how well damaged tissue is healing over a wide area

from MNTderm - 04 Jul 14

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already injured patient, can really only offer information...


Sunscreen users motivated by fear of skin cancer

from MNTderm - 03 Jul 14

We're often told that worrying can be harmful to one's health. But University at Buffalo researchers say that when it comes to preventing skin cancer, a little fear is good for you.


How a wrinkle becomes a crease

from MNTderm - 28 Jun 14

Wrinkles, creases and folds are everywhere in nature, from the surface of human skin to the buckled crust of the Earth. They can also be useful structures for engineers.


Some acne products can cause serious allergic reactions, FDA warns

from MNTderm - 27 Jun 14

Over the counter skin products for acne that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare but serious and potentially life-threatening reactions, say FDA.


New material improves wound healing and keeps bacteria from sticking

from MNTderm - 25 Jun 14

As many patients know, treating wounds has become far more sophisticated than sewing stitches and applying gauze, but dressings still have shortcomings.


Rapid DNA changes that act as molecular sunscreen

from MNTderm - 25 Jun 14

The molecular building blocks that make up DNA absorb ultraviolet light so strongly that sunlight should deactivate them - yet it does not.


Novel drug-eluting patch halts scar growth and reduces scar tissue

from MNTderm - 25 Jun 14

Scars - in particular keloid scars that result from overgrowth of skin tissue after injuries or surgeries - are unsightly and can even lead to disfigurement and psychological problems of affected...


FDA approves Sivextro to treat skin infections

from MNTderm - 24 Jun 14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Sivextro (tedizolid phosphate), a new antibacterial drug, to treat adults with skin infections.


Common genetic link discovered in fatal autoimmune skin disease

from MNTderm - 21 Jun 14

Autoimmune disease occurs when the body's own natural defense system rebels against itself.


Increase in MRSA prompts updated IDSA guidelines for skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI)

from MNTderm - 20 Jun 14

The number of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) has skyrocketed due to the spread of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).


IFPA launches survey to identify strategies for building a better world for people with psoriasis

from MNTderm - 16 Jun 14

Psoriasis is a serious, chronic, inflammatory, non-communicable disease for which there is currently no cure.


Sunscreen alone 'not enough' to protect against melanoma

from MNTderm - 15 Jun 14

New research finds that wearing sunscreen alone does not offer complete protection against DNA-damaging UV radiation, meaning there is still a significant risk of melanoma.


Can breast cancer risk be predicted by skin moles?

from MNTderm - 11 Jun 14

Two new studies find an association between breast cancer and moles. However, the researchers can only hypothesize on the mechanisms driving this association.


Psoriasis symptoms may be improved by stimulating a protein in skin cells

from MNTderm - 09 Jun 14

Psoriasis is a common, long-lasting disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales.


Acute bacterial skin infections treated effectively by new antibiotic

from MNTderm - 07 Jun 14

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that the antibiotic dalbavancin is as effective as vancomycin, the current standard-of-care antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial...


Study finds high risk of recurrence of two life-threatening adverse drug reactions that affect the skin - SJS and TEN

from MNTderm - 03 Jun 14

Individuals who are hospitalized for the skin conditions of Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis appear to have a high risk of recurrence, according to a study in JAMA.


Observation: Tanning beds associated with vitamin D toxicity?

from MNTderm - 02 Jun 14

Tanning beds may be associated with vitamin D toxicity, according to an observation being published in Annals of Internal Medicine.


FDA to require warnings on sunlamp products

from MNTderm - 02 Jun 14

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a final order reclassifying sunlamp products and ultraviolet (UV) lamps intended for use in sunlamp products from low-risk (class I) to...


Mystery of keloid development may be unlocked with the help of newly identified genes

from MNTderm - 02 Jun 14

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit have uncovered previously unidentified genes that may be responsible for keloid scarring, a discovery that could unlock the mystery of keloid development...


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