Medical research

How skin begins: New research could improve skin grafts, and more

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have discovered a key mechanism by which skin begins to develop in embryos, shedding light on the genetic roots of birth defects like cleft palate and paving the way for development ...

Cancer

Azedra approved for rare adrenal tumors

(HealthDay)—Azedra (iobenguane) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat people 12 and older with rare adrenal gland tumors that can't be surgically removed and have spread beyond the original ...

Medications

FDA OKs first drug made to reduce excessive sweating

U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first drug developed specifically to reduce excessive sweating, a common condition that can cause people anxiety and affect their social lives.

Medical research

Detailed structure of the sweat gland revealed

Researchers at Osaka University have characterized the structure of human sweat glands down to the single-cell level; the findings clarify the functional components of these glands and their interactions with the vasculature ...

Diabetes

Autonomic neuropathy after chemotherapy—is it permanent?

Dear Mayo Clinic: After six months of chemotherapy, I developed autonomic neuropathy. I have been done with chemotherapy for a few months, but the neuropathy has not gone away. Is there a chance it could be permanent?

Medical research

Research on sweat glands suggests a route to better skin grafts

As early humans shed the hairy coats of their closest evolutionary ancestors, they also gained a distinct feature that would prove critical to their success: a type of sweat gland that allows the body to cool down quickly. ...

Other

Why skin wrinkles more around the eyes

(HealthDay)—Facial wrinkles—such as so-called "laugh lines" or "crow's feet"—are the bane of many aging adults. Now, new research on cadavers may offer some insight into why some skin creases are more pronounced than ...

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