Sebum RNA could provide reliable biomarkers for detecting early-onset atopic dermatitis

Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that often affects infants as young as one to two months. Among the various types of eczema seen in infants, early-onset atopic dermatitis (AD), characterized by psychological stress and sleep disorders, is particularly concerning. source

CBD and EPA cream: Dynamic duo for youthful skin

A recent study examines the anti-aging potential of a new cream formulation that contains CBD and EPA. source

Study improves the genetic knowledge of human eyebrow appearance

The first gene mapping study on eyebrow thickness in Europeans discovered three previously unreported genetic loci, as reported in a Letter to the Editor in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, published by Elsevier. source

Fine-tuning cell mechanics stimulates hair growth: Study

Just as people's joints can get stiff as they age and make it harder for them to move around, hair follicle stem cells also get stiff, making it harder for them to grow hair, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. source

Study offers the most comprehensive archive of cellular, molecular features involved in psoriatic disease

Beneath and beyond the reddish, flaky lesions that form in the skin of those with psoriasis, mild and severe forms of the disease can be told apart by the activity of key cells and signaling pathways, a new study shows. source

High levels of memory killer cells correlate with better survival in melanoma patients

Our skin contains specialized long-lived killer cells that protect against intruders. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have now identified how these cells are formed, and shown that high levels of memory killer cells in cancer tissue correlate with a better survival rate in people with melanoma. source

"Deep sequencing" of the genome informs diagnoses and treatment of vascular anomalies

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) recently discovered that extremely thorough "deep sequencing" of the genome in tissue samples and cell-free DNA of patients with potentially life-threatening vascular anomalies captured several genetic variants related to disease that were not captured with conventional genetic sequencing methods. source