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FDA Recalls Tattoo Inks Because Of Bacterial Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration has recalled six tattoo inks with microorganisms that can cause bacterial infection. Consumers, retailers, and tattoo artists are advised to avoid the recalled products.

Public Health May 17, 2019

Researchers Create A New Kind Of Tough Stretchable Fiber

A team of researchers has developed a fiber that mixes the stretch of rubber and the strength of the metal. They believe that the material can be used in a variety of ways, including in soft robotics and packaging.

February 23, 2019

Scientists Just Discovered A Brand-New Shape, And There’s Tons Of It In You

A new shape could explain why epithelial cells are able to pack tightly together as they turn into the linings of our organs. It all has to do with scutoid, a prism-like cell that acts like Lego pieces.

July 28, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Better At Diagnosing Skin Cancer Than Doctors

A group of researchers trained an artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose malignant melanomas and pitted it against actual dermatologists. As it turns out, the machine outperformed the man.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

Cheddar Man: Britain's Dark-Skinned Ancestor Shows Pale Skin Of Europeans Is A Recent Phenomenon

The Cheddar Man, a hunter-gatherer who lived about 10,000 years ago, had dark skin and blue eyes. These traits are indicative of the physical characteristics of the population of Europe during his time.

Ancient February 8, 2018

Bangkok Hospital Offers Penis Whitening Laser Treatment For Men

A hospital in Bangkok started to offer a laser treatment to change the pigmentation of the penis' skin. Most of the clients belong to Thailand's LGBTQ community. Is the procedure safe?

Feature | Health January 5, 2018

Sun Tan On Kids Is Not A Sign Of Good Health

Parents, beware: having your kids sun tanned is not a sign of good health, a new study has revealed. Researchers said a sun tan or sun burn is caused by damaged skin.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2017

Frog Skin Mucus May Help Kill Strains Of Flu Virus

A peptide found in the skin mucus of a frog in southern India can potentially fight strains of flu. How does the peptide urumin work against influenza virus?

Medicine April 19, 2017

How To Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin Naturally, According To Science

Get that glowing skin the natural way. Follow these easy and practical skincare tips, which are all backed by science and experts swear by.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017

NASA Develops ‘Sensory Skin’ To Detect Damage Outside Spacecraft In Real Time

A new invention by NASA scientists acts like a 'sensory skin' and picks up signs of damage to spacecraft interior in real time. Learn more about the Flexible Damage Detection System currently in development.

Space March 27, 2017

Vitiligo: Signs, Symptoms, And Everything You Need To Know About This Rare Skin Condition

As a pigmentation disorder, vitiligo appears anywhere on the body and affects the self-confidence of the affected person. Vitiligo is caused by the loss of cells responsible for pigmentation and the treatment involves different therapies.

Medicine March 23, 2017

Not Recluse: Scientists Devise Method To Tell Difference Between Brown Recluse Spider Bite, Skin Cancer

Think you got bitten by a brown recluse spider? A team of researchers in the United States invented a new mnemonic device to help you avoid misdiagnosis and tell the difference between a spider bite and skin cancer.

Public Health February 17, 2017

3D Bioprinter Can Print Functional Human Skin

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid researchers have developed a 3D printer that uses special bioink to print functional human skin. What are the two main potential applications of this technology?

Biotech January 25, 2017

Facial Wash St. Ives Apricot Scrub Faces Lawsuit Over Ingredient That May Cause Skin Damage

St. Ives Apricot Scrub parent company Unilever faces a lawsuit over the ingredient used in its popular skin product. The plaintiffs said this ingredient can cause skin damage.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 30, 2016

Organ Transplants Linked To Increased Skin Cancer Risk

Organ transplant patients have up to 250 times increased risk for squamous-cell carcinoma, the second most common form of skin cancer. The risk also applies to Black, Asian and Hispanic patients

Public Health September 22, 2016

ModiFace Launches New Dermatologist-Created AI Tech That Lets Users Test Out Skin Care Products In Real-Time

Augmented reality experts ModiFace announced the launch of a new technology created alongside dermatologists that could be used to smooth out users' skin and reveal the impact skin care products will have on them in real-time.

Apps/Software September 14, 2016

Signs Of Wessie? Maine Authorities Find Giant Snakeskin Near River

A resident discovered a large snakeskin near Presumpscot River. Authorities believe the sheddings likely belong to the Wessie snake that measures 10 feet long.

Animals August 21, 2016

Consumers Often Buy Sunscreens That Fall Short Of Safety Standards Set By Dermatologists

Sunscreen products provide protection against the damaging rays of the sun. Unfortunately, 40 percent of the top-rated sunscreens on Amazon.com failed to meet the standards set by the American Academy of Dermatology.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Invisible 'Second Skin' May Treat Eczema And Reduce Wrinkles, Eyebags

A material that turns invisible when applied to the skin can potentially reverse signs of ageing. The second-skin known as XPL does not also cause irritation or allergic reactions.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 10, 2016

Anti-Aging Gin Claims To Make You Look Younger: How It's Supposed To Work

Anti-aGin is an alcoholic drink that claims to protect your skin from wrinkles and keep you looking young. What's behind its anti-aging formula?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016

E-skin Technology Turns Your Body Into Screen With Digital Display

A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed a high-quality film that produces electronic displays on the human skin. The wearable tech is ideal for a wide range of biomedical applications.

Wearable Tech April 16, 2016

Tanning May Lower Skin's Ability To Produce Vitamin D

Tanning is a process by which the skin is exposed to the sun for a darker complexion. This process, however, may lower the skin's ability to produce vitamin D, which is vital for the body.

Life April 6, 2016

Skin Cell Breakthrough May Pave Way For Effective Anti-Aging Treatment

For the first time, researchers showed that the mitochondrial complex II, a metabolic enzyme located in cell batteries called the mitochondria, significantly declines as people age. This can pave the way for the creation of more effective anti-aging treatments and cosmetics.

Life February 27, 2016

Enzyme Discovery Could Lead To Anti-Aging Products That Can Erase Wrinkles Altogether

Scientists have discovered new information about skin cells. An enzyme that declines with age is considered the key to developing new anti-aging products that actually work.

Life February 26, 2016

Artificial Skin Made From Recyclable Materials May Transform Medicine And Robotics

Engineers in Saudi Arabia have fashioned an artificial sensor using everyday, recyclable materials. The device can possibly revolutionize the field of medicine and robotics.

Life February 23, 2016

Olive And Sunflower Oil Weaken Natural Defenses Of Babies' Skin

You may believe that using olive or sunflower oil on your baby's skin may moisturize it, but think again. A new study in the United Kingdom revealed that the practice can harm babies’ skin, possibly causing skin conditions such as eczema.

Life December 15, 2015

First Ibuprofen Patch Provides 12 Hours Of Pain Relief Through Skin

Experts at the University of Warwick invented the first ever ibuprofen patch which can be directly plastered on the skin to provide pain relief. The drug is delivered through the skin for up to 12 hours, scientists said.

Life December 9, 2015

Psychological Stress Linked To Itchy Skin And Flaky Patches On Scalp

Psychological stress is linked to the occurrence of various skin problems among college students. Those who have higher levels of stress were more prone to skin flare ups and other skin conditions.

Life December 1, 2015

Time Spent In Space Causing Thinning Of Skin

Scientists at Saarland University in Germany have discovered that the thinning of astronauts' skin during their stay in space could potentially be caused by a sudden increase in collagen production in their skin and the shrinking of the living cells of their epidermis.

Life July 23, 2015

Stay Healthy This Summer With A New App And Medical Advice

Safeguard the skin, the body's largest organ, with sunscreen as well as with the help of an interactive app that makes expert medical advice easy to find on your mobile device.

Internet Culture July 5, 2015

3D-Printed Human Skin Could Revolutionize Medicine and Cosmetics

Human skin is being produced on 3D printers. What could this mean for patients and the cosmetics industry?

June 25, 2015

Understanding Your Sunscreens Better: Everything To Know About SPF

The SPF number is commonly considered when buying sunscreen products, but products with very high SPF numbers do not always guarantee the best protection against UVB rays that damage the skin.

Life June 22, 2015

Future Airplanes Will Have Self-Healing Wings Using Technology Inspired By Human Skin

Scientists at the University of Bristol have developed a new self-healing technology that promises to fix damaged aircraft wings even during a flight. The concept behind the self-healing wings was based on the regenerative capabilities of the human skin.

FUTURE TECH June 8, 2015

Check Your Gut: It Could Be The Secret To Clear Skin

For optimum health and wellness, supplements just might do the trick. Boosters that balance the digestive tract and nourish the skin are the latest integration of science and beauty.

Internet Culture May 22, 2015

12 Homemade Remedies For Sunburn You Can Try

Sunburn can be prevalent during the summer season, but there are easy-to-make homemade remedies that can provide relief to burnt skin. Here are some of them.

Life May 21, 2015

UV Harm To Skin Continues Hours After Sun Exposure: Melanin Your Best Friend? Think Again

UV radiation does not just inflict damage during exposure to sunlight and tanning beds. The DNA damaging effects can still occur up to four hours after exposure.

Life February 20, 2015

Fat Cells Beneath Skin May Protect Against Infections

Fat cells are able to produce chemical agents able to fight off bacteria and other infectious agents. What role does this play in the human immune system?

Life January 3, 2015

Drop that cash register receipt, it is exposing you to BPA. What to know

Handling cash register receipts that are made from thermal paper elevates the risk of BPA exposure. BPA can be transferred from hand to food and also be absorbed via the skin.

Life October 23, 2014

Help! There are mites living on your face and they poop too!

Tiny arachnids are living and eating on human faces, researchers say. Yes, that means on yours too!

September 1, 2014

Melanoma deaths on decline in Israel; U.S. athletes are at greater risk, say new research reports

U.S. college athletes need to be better informed about sun exposure and melanoma, says one report. Another research effort notes a drop in melanoma in Israel.

Life May 26, 2014

Scientists produce sperms from human skin. Here's how they did it.

In a startling scientific breakthrough, infertile men can now produce sperms, allowing them finally to have children they can call their own. What’s the magic behind the new hope? Simple. Their own human skin.

Life May 2, 2014

Childhood eczema symptoms will most likely continue through adult life: Study

Although it is widely believed that eczema in children goes away when they reach adolescence, a new study suggests that children with mild to severe eczema may continue to have the condition lifelong.

Life April 5, 2014

Groundbreaking study sees scientists turn skin cells into liver cells

In a breakthrough for the medical profession, scientists have revealed that attempts to grow mature human liver cells from skin cells have been successful. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the Gladstone Institutes used stem cell techniques for the basis of their research, testing the resultant cells on mice with engineered liver failure.

Life February 25, 2014

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