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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.

Skin care tips for people in their 40s and 50s Special

In the U.S., November is National Healthy Skin Month. The focus is with people in “middle age” (40s and 50s). To provide some tips for healthy skin, a leading dermatologist offers some advice.

Human skin can 'smell odors'

Ruhrort - Scientists have detected olfactory receptors in the skin. It is thought that these sensors may help repair damaged tissue.

Melasma: Tips to make it less noticeable Special

Chicago - Melasma is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. A top dermatologist has provided Digital Journal readers with some useful advice for those with the condition.

Two new antibiotics developed

Reversing the long period where no new antibiotics have been developed, two new drugs could be available within a matter of months.

Top tips for avoiding sunburn Special

One severe sunburn during a child’s first 15 years could double the chance of developing skin cancer as an adult. To find out some top tips for keeping safe in the summer, Digital Journal spoke with a leading health expert.

$350,000 of human skin grafts stolen from Philly hospital

Wallingford - A Delaware County resident was arrested for allegedly stealing over $350,000 worth of human skin from a Philadelphia hospital over the course of the last few years.

Older men urged to ‘check their skin’ Special

A campaign called “Lawn” has been launched in the U.S. This is a public service advertisement that encourages older men to check their skin for suspicious or changing spots.

May is foot health awareness month Special

Toronto - In Canada May is foot awareness month. Kel Sherkin Past President of the Ontario Podiatric Medical Association has some foot health tips to share.

Dermatologist shares tips for sunburn prevention Special

While warmer weather means more outdoor activities, it also means carefully protecting your skin from the sun. To find out more, Digital Journal spoke with a top dermatologist.

Stem cells made from adult skin cells

Researchers have created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time. The lab created cells give scientists a potential tool to help patients.

Lab grown skin can prevent animal testing

Human skin grown in the laboratory can be used to replace animals used in drug and cosmetics testing, according to a new report.

3D printing gets closer to printing living human tissue

A new bioprinting method has created intricately patterned 3-D tissue constructs with multiple types of cells and tiny blood vessels. Researchers are hopeful that printing living tissue will soon be possible.

MRSA dominates with the help of skin bacteria

There could be an explanation for how the most common strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rapidly rose to prominence. MRSA is a common cause of hospital acquired infections.

Dinosaur skin color revealed for the first time

Stockholm - Scientists have recovered original skin pigments from three ancient marine reptile fossils. For first time the best assessment yet of the color of dinosaur skin has been made.

New topical treatment for psoriasis

A novel combination anti-psoriasis therapy has potential for superior and longer-lasting therapeutic effects than current topical treatments. This is by targeting genetic abnormalities in deeper layers of the skin.

Study identifies Eczema gene

Genetic studies into eczema, carried out in mice, have found mutations in the filaggrin gene. Researchers think that this mutation leads to defects in the skin's outer surface.

Immune system and skin microbiome

A person’s immune system appears to influence the types of microorganisms found on their skin. This, in turn, can affect whether the skin remains healthy or not.

Bacteria help to make painful skin infections 'more painful'

The pain of invasive skin infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus appears to be partly induced by the invading bacteria themselves.
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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
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
Using moisturizer
Using moisturizer
Via Flickr user shawncampbell
Fingers
Fingers
Dan Strange
A transdermal patch
A transdermal patch
Nicoderm corp
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
Imagining the skin of a dinosaur.
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