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Construction of a skin model using R3D cell culture system

Lonza releases new technical note: "Construction of a full-thickness skin model using RAFT 3D cell culture system"



Galen acquires Synera® (lidocaine 70mg/tetracaine 70mg) topical patch

Galen, a Northern Ireland based pharmaceutical company, has acquired Synera® (lidocaine 70mg/tetracaine 70mg) topical patch from ZARS Pharma Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuvo Research Inc.



Virtual skin model reveals secrets of skin aging

We constantly grow new skin and slough off the old. Until now, scientists have never agreed on exactly how this works, but new research from the University of Sheffield may provide the answer.



Targeted skin cancer drug launches in UK

Vemurafenib, marketed by Roche as Zelboraf, is the first personalised treatment that has been shown in clinical trials to increase survival time for patients with a specific BRAF gene mutation. The European Commission has licensed the drug for adults with this mutation whose cancer is inoperable or which has spread.



Light, chemistry, action: a new technique to target skin cancers?

Researchers could starve the tumour of oxygen and nutrients and cause it to disappear



Hybrid imaging probe to diagnose skin cancer in development

Optical Coherence Tomography technology has been developed over the past decade and is capable of imaging human skin anatomy in real time and in 3D



Common drug could help prevent skin cancers

A widely-available anti-inflammatory prescription drug can reduce the risk of a common skin cancer in humans, according to a researcher at Stanford's School of Medicine.



Hidden sensory system in the skin

The human sensory experience is far more complex and nuanced than previously thought, according to a groundbreaking new study.



Reduced skin infections in Aboriginal children

A community-based program aimed at reducing the burden of skin disease across remote communities in Australia's Northern Territory has been successful according to a published study.



Scaffolding helps grow skin in labs

Scientists are developing new scaffolding technology which could be used to grow tissues such as skin, nerves and cartilage using 3D spaghetti-like structures.



Genetics: How stem cells make skin

An international team of researchers have discovered two proteins that control when and how these stem cells switch to being skin cells.



Prodrug could help curb skin toxicity

There may be a way around the harsh skin toxicity associated with a widely used cancer drug, according to a study published online this week.



Skin lesions lead to more cancer types

A dermatologist has found that sun-damaged rough patches on the skin known as actinic keratoses lead to more forms of skin cancer than previously thought.



Skin colour clue to nicotine dependence

Higher concentrations of melanin may be placing darker pigmented smokers at increased susceptibility to nicotine dependence and tobacco-related carcinogens than lighter skinned smokers



Treating Skin Cancer without the Knife

Researchers found that imiquimod, a topical cream, produced good results for patients when used together with surgery to treat the cancer, potentially helping doctors cut less.



Flu vaccine given in microneedle skin patches

Researchers believes the new microneedle skin patch method of delivering flu vaccine could improve overall seasonal vaccination coverage in people for various reasons.



Benefit of grapes may be more than skin deep

A study suggests grapes may prevent heart health risks beyond the simple blood pressure-lowering impact that can come from a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.



Advanced sausage skin technology ensures a better shape product

In Germany, scientists have modified a chemical process better known in textile manufacture to create a new generation of sausage skins. Meanwhile, Welsh researchers have a new rapid detection technique for contamination of meat products.



Suffering from skin conditions could be ended by psychological interventions

Psychological interventions such as habit reversal, relaxation and cognitive behavioural therapy have for the first time been shown to help prevent skin conditions, University of Sheffield experts have found.



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