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Thursday, December 14, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Acne Anxiety Dampens Teen Social Media Use

Teens with acne report a negative impact on their body image and self-esteem, and this translates into anxiety over using social media, mainly the online posting of photos, videos and "…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Harnessing the Power of Social Media: One Viral Post Can Generate Tons of Skin Cancer Awareness

You don’t have to be a celebrity to give voice to a public health concern on social media. Just one person can generate awareness about skin cancer -- when his or her post and picture is shar…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Study:Minorities Less Likely to See a Doctor for Psoriasis

Minorities are less likely than white Americans to see a doctor for psoriasis treatment despite the fact that their disease may be more severe, a new study shows. Researchers from the Perelman Scho…

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Thursday, December 07, 2017 | Research and Publications

Understanding the Role of Long Strands of RNA in Skin Development, Disease

RNA pieces, called “long non-coding RNAs” or “lncRNAs,” help skin cells modulate connective tissue proteins, like collagen, and could represent novel therapeutic targets to pro…

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017 | Phase 3/4 Trials, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Revance: RT002 Achieves 6-Month Duration in Phase 3

  Revance Therapeutics’ next-generation neuromodulator DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002) delivered positive top-line results in alleviating moderate-to-severe glabellar lines in …

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Sunscreen

Gene Expressions May Be Key to More Youthful Looking Skin

Some individuals’ skin appears more youthful than their chronologic age, and now new research indicates that increased expression of certain genes may be the key to intrinsically younger looking…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications, Melanoma

AI in Action: New Machine Learning Technique May Enhance Computer-aided Diagnosis of Melanoma

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science  have developed a technique using machine learning -- a sub-field of artificial intelligence (AI) …

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Product Launches and Updates, Research and Publications, Janssen, Pfizer

New Analysis Provides Reassurance on Biosimilar Safety

And they’re … safe. Biosimilars, which have been available in the European Union since 2006, show no substantial differences in the reporting of safety information than their originato…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Water Baths As Effective As Bleach Baths for Eczema

Water baths are as good as bleach baths for treating eczema, and they are safer, finds a new Northwestern Medicine study. Bleach baths can cause stinging and burning of skin, and occasionally even …

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Parent-supplied Photos May Allow Pediatric Derms to Make Virtual Diagnoses

Parent-supplied photos taken via smartphone cameras can allow pediatric dermatologists to make a diagnosis without an office visit in many cases, new research shows. This finding, which appear…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Research and Publications

Research: Adequate Sleep May Speed Wound Healing

Getting more sleep may help wound healing, and a nutrition supplement can also add some benefit, according to a new study in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Physical and emotional stress an…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Diabetes Risk

Psoriasis patients are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their psoriasis-free counterparts, and this risk increases dramatically based on the severity of the disease, according to researcher…

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Possible Eczema Breakthrough? S. aureus May Promote Skin Inflammation via IL-36-Mediated T Cell Responses

Toxin-producing bacteria on the surface of our skin may induce a protein that causes our own cells to react and cause inflammation, according to research published online in Cell Host & Microbe. …

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Friday, November 03, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Gut Microbiome May Affect How Metastatic Melanoma Responds to Immunotherapy

The gut microbiome can influence how metastatic melanoma responds to immunotherapy, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in the journal Science. Patients w…

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Friday, November 03, 2017 | PracticalDermatology.com, Research and Publications

Study: PsO, RA Patients Prescribed Similar Drugs, But PsO Patients Face Higher Liver Disease Risk

Compared to controls, patients with psoriasis (PsO) are at higher risk for serious liver disease than patients with rheumatoid arthritis, reports a in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology fro…

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