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Skin Cancer Treatment Selfie Goes Viral, Has Public Health Lessons


Researchers analyzed the impact of one viral social media post in generating awareness about skin cancer.



Blood Test, infrared spectroscopy, Lymphoma, Melanoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, subcutaneous melanoma, Unil Perera, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Army Research Office, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Researchers Develop Test That Can Diagnose Two Cancer Types


A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma, according to a study led by Georgia State University.



Cancer, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, LUBAC, PRMT5, Tumor Progression, Drug Target, Immunoncology

Insights on How SHARPIN Promotes Cancer Progression


SBP and Technion Institute researchers have SHARPIN-ed their knowledge of how a malicious form of a protein drives the formation of melanoma through modulation of the PRMT5 pathway. The new research was published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.



frontiers in genetics, skin development, Skin Disease, Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, Therapeutics, Dermatology, lncRNA, lncRNAs , genes, Gene Therapy, dermal fibroblasts, skin fibrosis, Fibroblasts

Finding Long Strands of RNA in Skin Development and Disease

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long pieces of RNA work in skin cells. The RNA pieces, called “long non-coding RNAs” or “lncRNAs,” help skin cells modulate connective tissue proteins, like collagen, and could represent novel therapeutic targets to promote skin repair.



SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, LCLS , Linac Coherent Light Source, DNA, Uv Light, Biological Science, Chemistry, Catalysis, Ultrafast, X-ray science, lightsource, X-ray scattering & detection, x-ray diffraction

Research Zooms in on Enzyme That Repairs DNA Damage from UV Rays


A research team at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is using the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) to study an enzyme found in plants, bacteria and some animals that repairs DNA damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light rays.


Social and Behavioral Sciences


Cosmetic Surgery, tanning dangers, Tattoos, Piercings, Skin Cancer, Risky Behavior, Botox, unsafe weight loss, Southern Belle, Coco Chanel

‘Safe’ Tanners Who Use Sprays and Lotions Less Likely to Get Tattoos and Piercings than Frequent Sunbathers and Tanning Bed Users


People who often sunbathe or use tanning beds are more likely to try risky weight-loss methods and have cosmetic surgery, as well as get tattoos and piercings. But while people who seldom tan also may try unsafe diets and cosmetic surgery, they rarely opt for tattoos or piercings, according to a Baylor University study.



Psoriatic Arthritis, Food Science

Preventing Psoriasis with Vanillin

Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin,are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. But vanillin’s versatility doesn’t stop there.In a recent mouse study reported in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers report that this compound could also prevent or reduce psoriatic skin inflammation.



Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Diagnostics, Diagnostic Testing, Artificial Intelligence, CADx, Digital Imaging , skin lesions, computer-aided diagnosis

This ‘Sweet Spot’ Could Improve Melanoma Diagnosis


Too much, too little, just right. It might seem like a line from “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but actually describes an important finding that will enhance computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) of melanoma.



Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Alexa Kimball

Expression of Certain Genes May Be Key to More Youthful Looking Skin


Some individuals’ skin appears more youthful than their chronologic age. Although many people try to achieve this with creams, lotions, injections, and surgeries, new research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology indicates that increased expression of certain genes may be the key to intrinsically younger looking — and younger behaving — skin.



Melanoma, AMIGO2, PTK7, Cancer, Gene, Gene Therapy, Novel Therapies, Biomarker, Dermatology

Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Novel Therapeutic Targets for Metastatic Melanoma, Path for New Drugs

Mount Sinai researchers have identified novel therapeutic targets for metastatic melanoma, according to a study published in Molecular Cell.

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