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New research on gene mutation responsible for deafness shows it also causes heightened skin sensitivity
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers have known since 1997 that mutations in the KCQN4 channel (a pathway that leads from the external environment to neurons) lead to progressive deafness and that the KCQN4 channel is only found ...
Neuroscience Nov 21, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 2 |
Compared to our other senses, scientists don't know much about how our skin is wired for the sensation of touch. Now, research reported in the December 23rd issue of the journal Cell provides the first picture of how specia ...
Neuroscience Dec 22, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(HealthDay) -- Doctors may have a leg up on baldness: Transplanting hair from a patient's legs to his head for what may be a more natural look.
Medical research Feb 22, 2012 | 4 / 5 (5) | 3
(HealthDay)—Over the last decade there has been a five-fold increase in injuries relating to pubic hair grooming presenting to the emergency department, most of which are due to the use of razors, according ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 17, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
"Brazilians" and other types of fashionable pubic hair removal may boost the risk of a viral infection called Molluscum contagiousum, suggests a small study published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 18, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
Ageing is an unavoidable part of life, and it is often accompanied by a number of age-related illnesses. One of the biggest diseases associated with ageing is cancer, which as a result is often referred to ...
Genetics Oct 08, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
The belief that nervous shock can cause you to go grey overnight (medically termed canities subita) is one of those tales which could nearly be true. There are certainly cases in medical literature of ra ...
Health Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 4
US researchers have begun a groundbreaking trial to test the potential of umbilical cord blood transplants, a kind of stem cell therapy, to treat and possibly reverse hearing loss in infants.
Medical research Feb 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Who would have thought that our noses and Microsoft Windows' infamous blue screen of death could have something in common? But that's the case being made by a new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal. Specif ...
Immunology Jul 31, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
The sensory cells of the inner ear have tiny hairs called stereocilia that play a critical part in hearing. It has long been known that these stereocilia move sideways back and forth in a wave-like motion when stimulated ...
Medical research Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—As thousands of college students head to sunny spots for spring break, getting temporary tattoos may seem like a fun thing to do. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that they can ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A U.S patent issued today to the University of Rochester and two other entities for the use of compounds related to a popular spice in the fight against cancer, acne, baldness, and other medical conditions.
Medical research Jun 12, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
(AP) -- Federal regulators on Monday approved a pill that treats the most common type of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma.
Medications Jan 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Laser hair removal is the most commonly litigated cutaneous laser surgery procedure, with physicians being named as defendants even when not performing the procedure, according to research published ...
Other Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- Got hair? If you don't, you might have a higher risk of prostate cancer, a preliminary study suggests.
Cancer May 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |