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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®...


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)...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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