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How the brain tells you to scratch that itch

News 9 hours ago

It’s a maddening cycle that has affected us all: it starts with an itch that triggers scratching, but scratching only makes the itchiness worse. Now, researchers have revealed the brain mechanism driving this uncontrollable itch-scratching feedback loop. In a study […]

Skin inflammation may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes

News 1 week ago

Inflammatory skin disorders, such as psoriasis, may directly increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, according to a new study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Glasgow. The study findings indicate that improving skin health could be of […]

Regrowing hair on wounded skin

News 2 weeks ago

By stirring crosstalk among skin cells that form the roots of hair, researchers report they have regrown hair strands on damaged skin. The findings better explain why hair does not normally grow on wounded skin, and may help in the […]

A protein that makes skin cancer cells more invasive

News 2 weeks ago

Loss of a protein called TRIM29 promotes cancer cell invasion in a common type of skin cancer, suggesting a novel diagnostic marker and a possible therapeutic target. Squamous cell carcinoma is a common type of skin cancer, usually affecting skin […]

Skin autofluorescence can predict type 2 diabetes, CVD and death

News 3 weeks ago

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that non-invasive measurement of skin autofluorescence (SAF) can predict future risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality, independent of […]