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Mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine unlocked /news.asp?artid=13693 Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have pinpointed the cellular defect that increases the likelihood, among eczema sufferers, of developing eczema vaccinatum, a se

Skin colour clue to nicotine dependence /news.asp?artid=13606 Higher concentrations of melanin – the colour pigment in skin and hair – may be placing darker pigmented smokers at increased susceptibility to nicotine dependence and tobacco-related carc

Surprising new treatment for childhood eczema /news.asp?artid=13588 It's best known for whitening a load of laundry. But now simple household bleach has a surprising new role: an effective treatment for kids' chronic eczema.

Risk of HIV transmission reduced by adult circumcision /news.asp?artid=13584 Two studies presented at the 104th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA) show that adult circumcision reduces the risk of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus

Antioxidant found in berries prevents UV skin damage that leads to wrinkles /news.asp?artid=13564 Ji-Young Bae, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Young-Hee Kang, presented results of the two-part study on Tuesday, April 21, at the Experimental Biology 2009 meeting in New Orleans. The pre

Veiled and dark-skinned people should have vitamin D levels checked /news.asp?artid=13534 Dark-skinned and veiled infants, children and adults should be screened annually for vitamin D deficiency, and vitamin D supplementation should be provided to those at-risk in this population, a findi

Identification of new therapeutic target for melanoma /news.asp?artid=13521 A protein called Mcl-1 plays a critical role in melanoma cell resistance to a form of apoptosis called anoikis, according to research published in <em>Molecular Cancer Research</em>.

Skin cells form quick defense /news.asp?artid=13502 Scientists at the University of Melbourne have discovered the local action of immune cells in the skin, which could improve treatment of viral skin infections.

More effective antiseptics from a combination of tea tree oil and silver /news.asp?artid=13479 In the fight against infected skin wounds, mixing tea tree oil and silver or putting them in liposomes (small spheres made from natural lipids) greatly increases their antimicrobial activity and may m

New strategy developed to diagnose melanoma /news.asp?artid=13457 A University of California, San Francisco research team has developed a technique to distinguish benign moles from malignant melanomas by measuring differences in levels of genetic markers. Standard m

New type of botulinum toxin appears to be well tolerated and may help reduce forehead wrinkles /news.asp?artid=13447 Injections with a new type of botulinum toxin appears to be well tolerated and may help to improve the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines with no evidence of diminishing treatment respons

Over-the-counter moisturiser helps treat eczema /news.asp?artid=13376 Mild to moderate eczema sufferers who are looking for a cost-effective way to control and heal this skin condition without a prescription now have a new option to consider. A new study in the March 20

Virtual Medical Centre awarded top marks for Western Australian innovation /news.asp?artid=13377 Western Australian born medical website Virtual Medical Centre (VMC) has taken out top honours in the online category of the 2008 Western Australian Information Technology and Telecommunications Award

Psoriasis: Genetic markers unmasked /news.asp?artid=13322 Scientists at the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology, the U-M School of Public Health and their collaborators have found DNA &quot;hotspots&quot; that may reveal how genetic differences

Skin pigmentation studies shed light on evolution of race /news.asp?artid=13308 A special series of papers in the peer-reviewed journal <em>Zebrafish</em> provides a comprehensive look at future directions of research on pigment biology. Model organisms such as zebrafish advance