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  • Doctors turning to antibiotic alternatives to treat acne April 24, 2019
    Physicians are scaling back on prescribing antibiotics for long-term acne treatment in favor of a combinations of therapies, according to new researchers.
  • Scratching the skin primes the gut for allergic reactions to food, mouse study suggests April 23, 2019
    Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells -- immune cells involved in allergic reactions -- in the small intestine, according to research conducted in mice. This newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate the relationship between food allergy and atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema), […]
  • Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men April 19, 2019
    New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. Building on past research showing that women have more VGLL3 in their skin cells than men, a team studied it further in mice. They show that having too much […]
  • Ginkgo seed extracts show antibacterial activity on skin pathogens April 18, 2019
    Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
  • Biosensor 'bandage' collects and analyzes sweat April 17, 2019
    Like other biofluids, sweat contains a wealth of information about what's going on inside the body. However, collecting the fluid for analysis, usually by dripping or absorbing it from the skin's surface, can be time-consuming and messy. Now, researchers have developed a bandage-like biosensor that both collects and -- in conjunction with a smart phone […]