Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles in new study

In a new Imperial College London study involving three volunteers, skin scars began to behave more like uninjured skin after they were treated with hair follicle transplants. The scarred skin harbored new cells and blood ...

Pediatrics

Q and A: Teen stretch marks

My 14-year-old son grew almost 4 inches in the last year. I noticed that he has a few pink and purple streaks on his legs and back. They look a bit like stretch marks, but I thought that happens only during pregnancy. Are ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

A breakthrough in bacterial vaginosis treatment for women's health

The human microbiome has been a hot topic over the last decade, with research pointing to disrupted bacterial communities as culprits for a host of maladies including irritable bowel syndrome, eczema, and autoimmune diseases. ...

Genetics

Ten new genetic loci linked to osteoarthritis found

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Alabama has linked 10 genetic loci to the development of osteoarthritis. In their paper published in the journal Nature Genetics, the group describes their analysis ...

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