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Novel Nanoparticle Therapy Promotes Wound Healing

An experimental therapy developed by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University cut in half the time it takes to heal wounds compared to no treatment at all. Details of the therapy, which was successfully tested in mice, were published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Research Shows Gene Removal May Aid Melanoma Treatment

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There are nearly 10,000 melanoma deaths in the U.S. each year, and while treatment advances have been made, a majority of melanoma patients will die from their disease. Building on these advances, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators have demonstrated that removal of a gene involved in the cellular self-cannibalization process of autophagy could provide therapeutic benefit to patients with melanoma.

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Goodbye to Sunburn Thanks to Queen’s Sunburn Indicator

Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen’s University Belfast.

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More Than 25% of Acne Patients Fail to Get Prescribed Medications

Medicine obviously can’t do much good if it sits on a pharmacy shelf. Yet more than one-quarter of the acne patients surveyed by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers didn’t get medications prescribed by their dermatologists.

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Skin in the Game: Dermatologic Issues Among Athletes

Every sport is different, and every athlete has unique needs. No matter their game, though, athletes across the board are prone to five dermatologic issues: blisters, turf burns, athlete’s foot, acne mechanica and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent these problems and treat them when they occur.

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Advanced Melanoma Treatments Have Promise for Patients

Within the last five years, targeted therapy and immunotherapy have emerged as viable treatment options for patients with advanced melanoma. Although these therapies have promising implications, early detection still gives patients the best chance of survival.

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Researchers Study Skin Cancer in Minority Populations

Among the new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting are two studies examining skin cancer risk in minority populations. One investigation found that gay and bisexual men are more likely to use indoor tanning devices and develop skin cancer than straight men, while another found that Hispanic and Asian women have an increased risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer.

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Vitiligo’s Impact Goes Beyond Skin

Vitiligo affects the skin, but it’s not just skin deep. This condition can be detrimental to patients’ emotional health, and a recent study indicates that it also may have implications for their physical health. According to research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, certain autoimmune diseases, including thyroid disease and alopecia areata, may be more prevalent among vitiligo patients.

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Evaluate Before You Exfoliate

Exfoliation can improve your skin’s appearance and make topical treatments more effective, but every type of exfoliation may not work for every skin type. In fact, some exfoliation treatments may actually make some people’s skin worse. A board-certified dermatologist can help individuals understand their skin and choose the exfoliation option that’s best for them.

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Expert Can Discuss Senate Bill Banning Microbeads to Help Save the Oceans

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