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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.

Study: Olive and sunflower oil are bad for babies

Manchester - According to a new study, putting either olive or sunflower oil onto a baby's skin weakens the natural defenses of the skin, leading to potential health issues.

Super-sensitive artificial skin developed

Scientists have constructed an artificial skin that is so sensitive it can send a pressure sensation directly to a single brain cell.

Seeking a cure for nasty flesh-eating disease

Scientists are a step closer to dealing with Buruli ulcer, a horrible "flesh-eating" disease. The disease is bacterial and it causes blood clots on the skin.

Dermatologists address the problem of hives and kids

When a child breaks out in an itchy rash it could be hives. Most often, this condition is short lasting and not harmful. However, it can distressing for parent and child. To help with this a top dermatologist shares some tips.

Twins be one-in-million odds and are born white and black

London - A pair of twins in the UK beat one-in-a-million odds to be born with different color skin. The boys were born around 30 minutes apart.

Micro-chip enables disease screening

Bellinzona - A one centimeter sized chip that can be inserted under the skin, and feeding into a special patch with results transmitted to a smartphone, could be the answer to health monitoring and disease detection.

How thin skin presents space travel risk

Space travel is back in the news again, with talk of a mission to Mars and perhaps further within the galaxy. Yet many questions about human physiology and space travel remain unanswered. Here, scientists have stumbled on a new risk: thinning skin.

How Europeans became white-skinned

The mystery of why dark-skinned peoples, who migrated north from Africa, became white-skinned Europeans may have been solved.

Dermatologists provide advice for cold sore treatments Special

Having a cold sore can be irritating and it looks unsightly. A top dermatologist provides Digital Journal readers with some advice for managing these viral infections.

Skin of a frog determines its disease susceptibility

The relationships between microbial communities on skin and amphibian disease resistance have been explored. This is in relation to combating a frog-killing fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis.

Geckos found to have self-drying skin

Tiny water-repellent spines on a gecko’s skin help keep the lizard dry in humid conditions. This property, similar to the way rain drops react on a waxed car, was recently found by scientists.

Chameleon-like artificial 'skin' invented

Berkley - Researchers have invented an ultra-thin, chameleon-like material that can change color by simply applying a minute amount of force to the surface.

High salt diet could protect against pathogens

Putting health warnings about salt to one side, dietary salt may help to defend the body against invading pathogens. This surprising finding comes from a new study.

High salt diet could protect against pathogens

Putting health warnings about salt to one side, dietary salt may help to defend the body against invading pathogens. This surprising finding comes from a new study.

Dermatologist's tips for dealing with dandruff Special

Dandruff can be an annoying problem in terms of white specks on clothes. It can also irritate the scalp. Digital Journal spoke with a leading dermatologist to find out how to treat the condition.

Top tips to avoid frostbite Special

In the northern hemisphere many regions carry the risk of frostbite as the wintry weather moves towards its peak. Digital Journal has heard from a leading dermatologist about some top tips for avoiding frostbite.

Turning flesh into stone for cancer research

Washington - A new technique that can transmute living cells into permanent materials is one step towards researchers developing more potent anti-cancer medications.

Super artificial skin enhances sense of touch

Researchers have designed artificial skin that is sensitive to tactile information. The developed skin is 1,000 times more sensitive than human skin.

Fermented milk improves the skin of young women

Tsukuba - Bizarre as it may seem, one team of scientists have declared that fermented milk, produced using a probiotic, can benefit the skin of young women.
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An animal being killed and skinned alive by China fur breeders on undercover animal activist tape
An animal being killed and skinned alive by China fur breeders on undercover animal activist tape
PETA -China
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)
A transdermal patch
A transdermal patch
Nicoderm corp
Using moisturizer
Using moisturizer
Via Flickr user shawncampbell
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
Psoriasis of the back
Psoriasis of the back
James Heilman, MD
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dan Strange
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