The decreased vision loss that accompanies age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is associated with abnormal blood vessel growth in the eye. Frequencies of AMD development are different among racial backgrounds, with occurrence of AMD highest among individuals of mixed European decent.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in The Netherlands and United Kingdom, have produced the first map detailing the network of genetic interactions underlying the cellular response to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
In Florida, there is one tanning salon for every 15,113 people and 1.16 tanning facilities for every 50 squares miles, according to a research letter by Sonia A. Lamel, M.D., of the University of Miami, and colleagues. Indoor tanning is linked to melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer development, especially if people tan before the age of 35 years.
Researchers from the University of Southern California say they have made a number of new discoveries that could lead to potential hair regeneration treatment, and even skin regeneration. This is according to three studies published in the journals Stem Cells and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
By controlling levels of reactive oxygen species levels within chronic wounds of genetically modified mouse models., Manuela Martins-Green, Ph.D., of the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) was able to normalize conditions and heal the wounds, according to research presented at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in New Orleans.
Scientists believe they have an explanation for how the most common strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rapidly rose to prominence.
While there are well-established mouse models to identify cancer-causing agents, similar models are not available to readily test and identify age-promoting agents. Recently, a mouse strain (p16LUC mice) was developed that can be used to evaluate the transcription of p16INK4, which is increasingly expressed during aging and in age-associated diseases.
New research published in WOUNDS, the most widely read, peer-reviewed journal focusing on wound care and wound research, demonstrated improved patient outcomes in the prevention of pressure ulcers for intensive care unit (ICU) patients with the use of Wellsense's M.A.PTM, the first-ever continuous bedside pressure mapping system.
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that outer skin cells are able to unite to form suspended "bridges" during wound healing. The new findings will pave the way for tissue engineering, such as the design of artificial skin, and better wound treatment.
Theradome™, developers of the first clinical-level laser hair restoration product, has announced the launch of the Theradome Laser Helmet LH80 PRO, the first FDA and over-the-counter cleared laser hair restoration treatment.