Giving Sweat the Respect It Deserves
Giving Sweat the Respect It Deserves
Not only is the humble fluid a boon for keeping humans cool, it also contains a wealth of biological information.
Giving Sweat the Respect It Deserves
Giving Sweat the Respect It Deserves

Not only is the humble fluid a boon for keeping humans cool, it also contains a wealth of biological information.

Not only is the humble fluid a boon for keeping humans cool, it also contains a wealth of biological information.

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Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations
Skin Sheltered from Sunlight Still Gathers UV-Linked Mutations
Abby Olena | Jan 14, 2021
Whole-genome sequencing reveals a wide range of UV-induced DNA changes in human skin cells, and lighter skin collects more mutations, sometimes to “sky high” levels.
Image of the Day: Inflamed Mouse Follicles
Image of the Day: Inflamed Mouse Follicles
Emily Makowski | Dec 16, 2019
Normal hair growth can lead to infection during cancer treatment.
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Image of the Day: White Blood Cell Webs
Emily Makowski | Sep 5, 2019
Neutrophil extracellular traps may hold clues to the cause of skin lesions in patients with a painful condition called hidradenitis suppurativa.
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 13, 2019
A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.
Image of the Day: Legless Leaps
Image of the Day: Legless Leaps
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 12, 2019
The goldenrod gall midge, a type of fly, bears larvae that can jump through the air despite their lack of limbs.
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Even Healthy Tissues Carry Clusters of Cells with Mutations: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jun 7, 2019
Most of the genetic alterations are harmless, but some may contribute to cancer.
Sunscreen Ingredients Absorbed into Blood: Study
Sunscreen Ingredients Absorbed into Blood: Study
Catherine Offord | May 7, 2019
FDA researchers report that multiple active ingredients wind up in users’ bloodstream and recommend toxicology testing to investigate the clinical significance of the findings.
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
The cephalopods use several strategies to manipulate light and produce their colorful patterns.
Stick-On Immune Cell Monitor
Stick-On Immune Cell Monitor
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2019
A microneedle-containing skin patch offers researchers a noninvasive way to survey immune responses in mice.

Infographic: Immune Cell Monitoring Via a Skin Patch
Infographic: Immune Cell Monitoring Via a Skin Patch
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2019
A stick-on patch enables sampling of immune cells in the skin.
Salt Could Play a Role in Allergies
Salt Could Play a Role in Allergies
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2019
High salt concentrations are present in the affected skin of people with atopic dermatitis and promote the differentiation of the T helper cells involved in the development of allergic diseases.
Image of the Day: Light Salve
Image of the Day: Light Salve
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 2, 2019
Researchers used infrared light to relieve itchy mice.
Director of NIAMS Stephen Katz Dies
Director of NIAMS Stephen Katz Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 28, 2018
The head of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases was a leader in the study of skin-based immunology.
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Image of the Day: Cracked Skin
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2018
Micrometer-scale fractures in elephant skin results from the way the epidermis grows.
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2018
The compound engages with a receptor in hair follicle cells and prevents skin cells from dying.