Journal of Investigative Dermatology

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of dermatology published by the Nature Publishing Group. It is the highest impact factor journal in the category "Dermatology" for 2008, according to the Journal Citation Reports. The journal is indexed in:

Publisher
Nature Publishing Group
History
1938–present
Website
http://www.nature.com/jid/index.html
Impact factor
5.251 (2008)

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Medical research

Why long-suffering hosts grow a thick skin

Occasionally, following a transplant procedure, the donor's immune cells recognize the recipient's tissues as foreign and trigger a multisystem disorder called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Occurring commonly after bone ...

Health

Langerhans cells are up to the job, they just need a chance

Blood stem cell transplants are an important part of treatment for a variety of serious conditions. However, adverse reactions of the host to donor cells present a significant risk. Now, researchers from the University of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Melanoma risk not as obvious as some think

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers uncover novel approach for treating eczema

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) have identified a key enzyme that contributes to eczema, which may lead to better treatment to prevent the skin ...

Medical research

Lipid helps heal the eye's frontline protection

A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.

Oncology & Cancer

New strategy to stop melanoma spread

Scientists from the Centenary Institute have developed a new therapeutic strategy that could potentially help the fight against advanced-stage melanoma.

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