Image of the Day: Light Salve
Image of the Day: Light Salve
Researchers used infrared light to relieve itchy mice.
Image of the Day: Light Salve
Image of the Day: Light Salve

Researchers used infrared light to relieve itchy mice.

Researchers used infrared light to relieve itchy mice.

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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.
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Shawna Williams | Sep 17, 2018
With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.
Hungry Macrophages Keep Tattoos on Mice’s Skin
Hungry Macrophages Keep Tattoos on Mice’s Skin
Diana Kwon | Mar 7, 2018
A new study reveals that a constant stream of ink-gobbling immune cells helps hold tattoos in place.
Researchers Create Hair-Growing Skin Organoids
Researchers Create Hair-Growing Skin Organoids
Catherine Offord | Jan 2, 2018
The mini-organs reproduce the two cell layers present in mouse skin and the development of hair follicles, providing a potential model for skin and hair research.
Child Receives Transgenic Skin
Child Receives Transgenic Skin
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018
A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and resolved a dermatology debate to boot.
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Skin “Remembers” Wounds, Heals Faster the Second Time Around
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
After an initial wounding, genes needed for repair remain ready for action.