News tagged with skin disease

The key (proteins) to self-renewing skin

In the July 6 issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe how human epidermal progenitor cells and stem cells control transcription factors to avo ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Scientists turn skin cells into brain cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have for the first time transformed skin cells—with a single genetic factor—into cells that develop on their own into an interconnected, functional network of brain cells. ...

Jun 07, 2012
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Eye color may indicate risk for serious skin conditions

Eye color may be an indicator of whether a person is high-risk for certain serious skin conditions. A study, led by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shows people with blue eyes are less likely to have vitiligo. ...

May 06, 2012
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Research breakthrough for drugs via the skin

(Medical Xpress) -- A research team at Karolinska Institutet has succeeded in describing the structure and function of the outermost layer of the skin - the stratum corneum - at a molecular level. This opens ...

Apr 26, 2012
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