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Article ID: 702275

Cancer Patients Can Now Use Skin Creams During Radiation Therapy

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Contrary to the advice most cancer patients receive when they go through radiation treatment, topical skin treatments, unless applied very heavily, do not increase the radiation dose to the skin and can be used in moderation before daily radiation treatments.

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16-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702156

NUS researchers elucidate roles of transcription factors, TP63 and SOX2, in squamous cell cancer progression

National University of Singapore

Researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore have identified a SCC-specific protein complex activated by TP63 and SOX2 which triggers a gene cascade that promotes SCC growth.

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14-Oct-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702041

Medication you can wear

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Drug-releasing textiles could, for instance, be used to treat skin wounds. Empa researchers are currently developing polymer fibers that can be equipped with drugs. The smart fibers recognize the need for therapy all by themselves and dose the active ingredients with precision and accuracy.

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11-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    11-Oct-2018 1:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701825

New Techniques Can Detect Lyme Disease Weeks Before Current Tests

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Researchers have developed techniques to detect Lyme disease bacteria weeks sooner than current tests, allowing patients to start treatment earlier.

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11-Oct-2018 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701971

More Than $41,000 Raised for Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Through “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ - Chicago”

American Academy of Dermatology

On Sat., Sept. 29, more than 200 dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and their families and friends hiked four miles at Busse Woods to tell “Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!” Together, they raised more than $41,000 for SPOT Skin Cancer™ to benefit the American Academy of Dermatology’s skin cancer prevention and detection programs, including free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers, and permanent shade structures where children learn and play.

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10-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    10-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701713

Nail Polishes with ‘N-Free’ Labels Are Not Necessarily Free of Toxic Compounds

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Nail polishes with ‘n-free’ labels are not necessarily free of toxic compounds

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5-Oct-2018 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 701880

How to Use Bleach Baths to Help Manage Eczema Flares

American Academy of Dermatology

Although hot water and bubble baths may sound relaxing to many, for those with atopic dermatitis, this can have the opposite effect, causing dry, scaly, red patches to develop on the skin. Affecting nearly 28 million Americans, atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, is frequently described as the “itch that rashes.” Since the condition makes it harder for the skin to keep out harmful bacteria, viruses and other germs, people with eczema often have sensitive skin prone to inflammation and infections. Although there is no cure for eczema, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say those with moderate to severe eczema can improve their symptoms and reduce their risk of skin infections using bleach bath therapy.

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9-Oct-2018 9:40 AM EDT

Article ID: 701770

How wasp and bee stinger designs help deliver the pain

Ohio State University

Next time you’re stung by a wasp or a honeybee, consider the elegantly designed stinger that caused you so much pain. In a new study, researchers found that the stingers of the two species are about five times softer at the tip than at the base to make it easier to pierce your skin.

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8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701415

Could Treating Psoriasis in the Future Be as Easy as Going Online?

Keck Medicine of USC

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that an online care delivery model is equivalent to in-person care for improving psoriasis symptoms.

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5-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

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