Medical research

New clues into the head-scratching mystery of itch

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have shown for the first time that a common skin bacterium—Staphylococcus aureus—can cause itch by acting directly on nerve cells.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lab-grown skin helps unlock secrets of mpox virus infection

Skin organoids offer a powerful platform for drug discovery in the ongoing fight against the virus formerly known as monkeypox. A new model system for studying mpox virus infections in the laboratory is providing valuable ...

Medical research

Hope for new therapy to stop advanced skin cancer

Researchers at St George's, University of London have discovered a technique that can kill skin cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy cells. The findings are published in the journal Biology Open.

Oncology & Cancer

Learning the language of cells to beat cancer

Human cells are constantly communicating, and some cells, particularly in cancer, are master manipulators, using these communications channels to persuade innocent bystander cells to collude and participate in tumor growth. ...

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