Scientists from the University of Hokkaido showed a decrease in the level of acylceramides in the mice skin and human skin cells with a decrease in the expression of the FATP-4 gene. This should help find ways to treat rare hereditary skin diseases.
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It’s safe to slap on the sunscreen this summer – in repeated doses – despite what you may have read about the potential toxicity of sunscreens, researchers say.
Researchers have characterized the structure of human sweat glands down to the single cell level; the findings clarify the functional components of these glands and their interactions with the vasculature and nervous system, and thus could lead to treatments for sweating disorders.
Researchers report the discovery of a key underlying immune mechanism that explains why to how our skin becomes inflamed from conditions such as atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. Toxinproducing bacteria on the surface of our skin induce a protein that causes our own cells to react and cause inflammation.
To ensure the barrier function of the skin, mutual regulation of connections between epidermal cells and a receptor for growth factors is necessary. These findings can help to reduce the effects of inflammatory skin diseases and the decreased barrier function of the aged skin.
Some individuals’ skin appears more youthful than their chronologic age. Although many people try to achieve this with creams, lotions, injections, and surgeries, new research indicates that increased expression of certain genes may be the key to intrinsically younger looking – and younger behaving – skin.
Triclosan (TCS) is an antibacterial agent that has been used in many products since 1960s. Although TCS has been considered to be non-toxic to mammals, the adverse effects of continuous, long-term and low concentration exposure remain unknown. Epidemiological studies revealed that levels of TCS in human tissues, urine, plasma and breast milk correlate with the…
This study proposed the presence of a membrane-like structure, which is highly resistant against chemical treatment, at the region between cuticle and cortex of human hair. This may protect cortex from external stimuli more firmly than the surface part of cuticle.