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Mystery of potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine unlocked

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 … –
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Tuesday, 2 June 2009    

Skin colour clue to nicotine dependence

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 … –
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Wednesday, 13 May 2009    

Surprising new treatment for childhood eczema

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. –
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Sunday, 10 May 2009 Rating: 5.00/5 (1 votes) Comments: 2

Risk of HIV transmission reduced by adult circumcision

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 … –
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Saturday, 9 May 2009   Comments: 1

Antioxidant found in berries prevents UV skin damage that leads to wrinkles

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 … –
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Monday, 4 May 2009 Rating: 4.00/5 (3 votes) Comments: 1

Veiled and dark-skinned people should have vitamin D levels checked

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 … –
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Sunday, 26 April 2009 Rating: 4.00/5 (1 votes)  

Identification of new therapeutic target for melanoma

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 Molecular Cancer Research. –
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Saturday, 25 April 2009 Rating: 5.00/5 (1 votes)  

Skin cells form quick defense

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. –
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Monday, 20 April 2009    

More effective antiseptics from a combination of tea tree oil and silver

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 … –
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Wednesday, 15 April 2009 Rating: 5.00/5 (2 votes)  

New strategy developed to diagnose melanoma

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 … –
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Thursday, 9 April 2009    

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