Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pimple secret popped: How fat cells in the skin help fight acne

Acne is among the most common skin diseases in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, affecting up to 50 million Americans each year. It is also among the least studied.

Medical research

Eating less fat may save your hair

It's well known that obesity is linked to the development of numerous diseases in humans. Heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments are extremely common in obese individuals. However, it's not fully clear how body organs ...

Medical research

The bald truth—altered cell divisions cause hair thinning

Hair grows from stem cells residing in hair follicles. During aging, the capability of hair follicles to grow hair is successively lost, leading to hair thinning and ultimately hair loss. In a new study, researchers from ...

Biomedical technology

3D lab skin for chemicals testing, research and repair

A model system that recreates full-thickness human skin should allow more effective testing of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, while avoiding the need for animal tests. The system effectively models the development, cellular ...

Medical research

A recipe for regenerating bioengineered hair

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have discovered a recipe for continuous cyclical regeneration of cultured hair follicles from hair follicle stem cells.

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