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New research outlines advice for coping with acne

Acne is a common skin condition, affecting people at different ages, and one that can wreak havoc with your self-esteem and often appears at the worst possible time. New research identifies some strategies for dealing with the condition.

Study: Too much screen time may speed up ageing

New research, from the U.S., finds that daily exposure to blue light could accelerate ageing, even if it the light does not reach the eyes of the person viewing the screen.

Graphene and silk make self-healable electronic tattoos

Researchers have designed graphene-based e-tattoos designed to act as biosensors. The sensors can collect data relate to human health, such as skin reactions to medication or to assess the degree of exposure to ultraviolet light.

Artificial skin promises enhanced perception

For robotics to advance sufficiently to undertake a number of roles performed by humans, the ability for the robot to ‘sense’ the external environment needs to improve. As part of this, a ‘super-sensitive’ artificial skin has been developed.

Becky Baumwoll opens up about 'Skin' production in New York City

Artistic director and actress Becky Baumwoll chatted with Digital Journal about the award-winning Broken Box Mime Theater's production of "Skin," which is playing in New York City through February 3, 2019.

Connecting humans and machines with e-skin

Human skin is a sensitive organ that allows us to differentiate different pressures of touch and temperature. Getting a robot to replicate that has proved challenging. A new breakthrough in electronic skin helps boost robot sensitivity.

Skin bleaching in Africa: An 'addiction' with risks

Lagos - Skin bleaching in Africa is gaining popularity despite many health risks. In spite of the danger, people use toxic creams and injections and pills to become more fair, in the belief that lighter skin is a gateway to beauty and success.

Skin bleaching in Africa: An 'addiction' with risks

Lagos - Dr. Isima Sobande was in medical school when she first heard of mothers who bleached the skin of their babies.She dismissed it as an urban myth. But it wasn't long before she saw it with her own eyes.

Researchers reverse aging-associated skin wrinkles

Birmingham - Scientists have successfully reversed aging-associated skin wrinkles and hair loss, albeit it only in a mouse model (so far). Later steps will involve trials involving human subjects.

Smartwatch extends touch display to skin

For those seeking more from their smartwatch, a new development extends the display projected from the watch onto the arm of the wearer. This not only offers a wider display; it also provides more interactivity.

More than skin deep: brotherly bond saved French burns victim

Paris - "Life". For Franck Dufourmantelle the word tattooed on his charred arm in English was like "a nod from destiny".

Burn victim saved by skin grafts from identical twin

Paris - A man doomed to die after suffering burns across 95 percent of his body was saved by skin transplants from his identical twin in a world-first operation, French doctors said Thursday.

Essential Science: New skin from gene therapy

The first ever treatment of a child, suffering with terrible skin damage, has been undertaken using transplants developed from genetically modified stem cells. The treatment was a novel form of gene therapy.

New skin tracker app launched for medical reminders

The company Sun Dermatology has launched an app aimed at treating severe acne, to help patients track progress in relation to different medications. The app works by the patient taking digital images of their skin.

A sense of touch: Allowing robots to feel

Houston - Researchers have devised an artificial skin that allows a robot to sense ‘touch’, to a degree in a way that is similar to people. This is a step forward in the development of robotics and will be of interest to developers.

Developers of wearables need to understand skin science

If the wearable technology market is to progress, developers will need to understand the science of human skin better, a new report suggests. Future technologies are set to cover conditions like heart conditions, diabetes, and pain relief.

New skin tanning method without UV light

A new method for tanning skin without the need to expose skin to the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (as found with sun-lamps and tanning salons) has been devised.

Fish skin aids burns victims

Brazilia - To help burns victims medics have turned to something unusual and quite novel: tilapia skin. Trials using the skin have taken placed in Brazil, with people who have suffered from second and third degree burns.

Scientists suggests beauty sleep actually works

Stockholm - Beauty sleep appears to be a real thing, according to scientists. A report indicates that those who miss out on the right amount of sleep appear less attractive to others.

3D printer set to print human skin

An innovative 3D bioprinter is being prepared to produce human skin, designed for medical research purposes (such as the testing out of new drugs). This skin may also be adequate for transplanting to patients.

Dermal fillers approved for treatment of 'laugh lines'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new process for the sculpturing of a face to remove the so-called ‘laughter lines’ that are associated with ageing.

Patient’s own stem cells used to heal burns

In an important scientific breakthrough a company has devised a spray, based on stem cells, that helps skin to regenerate after it has been badly burned. This is a replacement to skin grafts.

How to enjoy the sun but avoid skin cancer risks

As the sun continues to shine down intensely over the northern hemisphere renewed concerns have arisen about skin cancer risks. A German company has recently reiterated best practices for keeping safe during the summer.

Dangerous smartwatches recalled

Intel's Basis Peak smartwatches have been recalled following reports that the watches are overheating and causing skin blisters and burns.

The new hydrogel that won’t dry out

Hydrogels offer a number of interesting applications, including medicines, bioelectronics and artificial skin. While hydrogels are useful they eventually dry out. Researchers have found a new way for keeping hydrogels moist.

Sunbathers live longer, in surprise health find

A new study claims to shown that people who regularly go out and soak up the rays live for longer than those who shy away from too much sunlight. This runs counter to other published studies.

Get rid of those wrinkles: New material tightens skin

A new material that can, for a period of time, tighten skin and add a layer of protection has been developed by researchers. Aimed initially at obscuring wrinkles, the skin could be used to treat dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis linked to changes to microorganisms

Atopic dermatitis is a common condition. However, the causes are not fully understood. A new study suggests there are variations with the condition and the collection of microorganisms found in association with the skin.

This prehistoric puppy tells the story of canine evolution

Frozen in Siberian permafrost, this puppy died more than 12,000 years ago and is remarkably well-preserved. In fact, it's so well-preserved that scientists have performed an autopsy, in the hopes that it will solve the mysteries of canine evolution.

Graphene elastomer is more sensitive than human skin

A new material, sponge-like and based on graphene, exhibits a high sensitivity. It could be the basis of next-generation robots.
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Broken Box Mime Theater s  Skin  production
Broken Box Mime Theater's "Skin" production
Bjorn Bolinder
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
CDC Janice Haney Carr
File photo of a patch.
File photo of a patch.
RegBarc (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
Using moisturizer
Using moisturizer
Via Flickr shawncampbell (CC BY 2.0)
Developed by engineers from the University of California at Berkeley  this chameleon-like artificial...
Developed by engineers from the University of California at Berkeley, this chameleon-like artificial "skin" changes color as a minute amount of force is applied.
The Optical Society (OSA)
Psoriasis of the back
Psoriasis of the back
James Heilman, MD
The friendly new electrode is comfortable and accessible  allowing users to carry on as usual with t...
The friendly new electrode is comfortable and accessible, allowing users to carry on as usual with their daily routines, while monitoring their muscle activity for many hours, for a range of medical and other purposes.
Prof. Yael Hanein, Tel Aviv University
Dan Strange

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