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Scientists reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss in a mouse...

Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be reversed? Keshav Singh, Ph.D., and colleagues have done just that, in...

Researchers identify good bacteria that protects against HIV

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact...

Researchers ID molecular changes responsible for psoriasis skin discoloration

Itchy, painful rashes — such as those that occur with psoriasis — are uncomfortable, but at least they fade when the flare-up subsides. Mostly. Evidence...

Using sound and stickers to ‘smuggle’ drugs at the cellular level

Medicated adhesive patches have become a preferred method of delivery for everything from nicotine to hormones to motion sickness medication. Drexel University researchers are trying...

Blocking nerve cells could halt symptoms of eczema

Some 10 percent of the population suffers from eczema at some point in their lives. The chronic skin condition, for which there are no...

Treatment of psoriasis gets new hope

Researchers at Linköping University are now launching a plan to effectively treat psoriasis. About 300 000 Swedes suffer from the difficult to treat disease, which...

Skin color: Handy tool for teaching evolution

Variations in skin color provide one of the best examples of evolution by natural selection acting on the human body and should be used to teach evolution in schools, according to a Penn State anthropologist. "There is an inherent level of interes...

Black rice bran may help fight disease-related inflammation

Scientists are reporting evidence that black rice -- a little-known variety of the grain that is the staple food for one-third of the world population -- may help soothe the inflammation involved in allergies, asthma, and other diseases. Their s...

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