Scientists have reported a stretchable pressure insensitive strain sensor by using an all solution-based process. The solution-based process is easily scalable to accommodate for large areas and can be coated as a thin-film on 3-dimensional irregularly shaped objects via spray coating.
Our immune system can detect when our own cells are damaged. This DNA damage can come from a variety of sources, such as the sun's UV rays, chemical agents like cigarette smoke, or from genotoxic drugs used in chemotherapy. A new study found that DNA damage can lead to an immune response similar to that observed during viral infection.
Researchers set out to understand why skin grafts have such a high rate of rejection, hoping to capitalize on new biological insights to not only explain why skin transplants provoke the immune system but also what treatments can be given to an organ prior to transplantation to decrease the likelihood of rejection.
The stigma associated with the autoimmune disease psoriasis may lead people to avoid patients who show signs of the condition, including not wanting to date, shake hands, or have people in their homes if they suffer from the disease. New multidisciplinary research involving both psychologists and dermatologists is the first to examine how common this stigma may be among the general population of the United States as well as among medical students.
A new study reports important steps that have been taken towards the development of an acne vaccine. The investigators demonstrated for the first time that antibodies to a toxin secreted from bacteria in acne vulgaris can reduce inflammation in human acne lesions.
Molluscum contagiosum is a common viral skin infection that causes skin lumps, which can be itchy. Home remedies, such as apple cider vinegar and tea tree oil, can relieve symptoms. Medical treatments are also an option. Learn about home remedies for molluscum contagiosum and how to prevent it from spreading here.
A bee sting causes a painful, raised welt to form on the skin. This welt usually disappears after a few days without treatment, but some natural remedies can help to speed healing and reduce pain and swelling. Here, learn about the research behind home remedies for bee stings and when to see a doctor.
Many people believe that vitamin E is good for hair health, and several hair products contain this nutrient. However, there is little research to support these claims. We look at whether or not the evidence suggests that vitamin E can benefit hair health. We also discuss sources of vitamin E, including specific foods.
Lip bumps can come in many shapes and sizes with various associated symptoms. They have numerous possible causes, including infections, allergic reactions, and lip injuries. Many lip bumps are harmless, and a person can often treat them with home remedies. Some may be more severe and require medical treatment.
Stasis dermatitis is a skin condition that affects the lower legs and can cause swelling, itching, and ulcers. It often occurs in people with conditions that affect blood flow in the legs, such as chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. Without treatment, it can lead to severe complications. Learn more here.
People can treat fungal infections of the toenail with medication, but sometimes this can cause side effects. Some home remedies and natural treatments may help treat toenail fungus, such as baking soda, vinegar, and mouthwash. Learn more about them and the scientific evidence to support their use here.
Itchy eyebrows can be annoying, but they are rarely a cause for concern. Some people may also notice red, flaky skin or dandruff in the eyebrows. Common causes include skin conditions, allergic reactions, and diabetes. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments of itchy eyebrows.
Nummular eczema and ringworm can both cause red, itchy patches on the skin. However, nummular eczema typically causes coin-shaped patches, while ringworm tends to result in ring-shaped areas. These two conditions have different causes and treatments, so it is important to be able to tell them apart. Learn more here.
A traumatic breast injury may occur for many reasons, including a fall or sports injury. Symptoms can include pain and bruising, depending on the severity of the injury. A traumatic breast injury cannot cause cancer. Treatment typically involves rest and precautions to prevent further injury. Learn more here.
Some people develop a rash after swimming in chlorinated pools or soaking in hot tubs. Chlorine rash is simple to treat, but can be confused with other rashes, such as swimmer's itch and heat rash. Learn more here.
Scientists have developed a technique to directly convert the cells in an open wound into new skin cells. The approach relies on reprogramming the cells to a stem-cell-like state and could be useful for healing wounds and skin damage, countering the effects of aging and helping us to better understand skin cancer.