A close up shot of a thumb pointing to a pimple on a patch of bare skin
Skin Cells Can Transform To Help Fight Acne
A new study reveals that the fibroblasts in tissue surrounding acne infections play an active role in the body’s immune response—and that existing treatments help trigger them to do so.
Skin Cells Can Transform To Help Fight Acne
Skin Cells Can Transform To Help Fight Acne

A new study reveals that the fibroblasts in tissue surrounding acne infections play an active role in the body’s immune response—and that existing treatments help trigger them to do so.

A new study reveals that the fibroblasts in tissue surrounding acne infections play an active role in the body’s immune response—and that existing treatments help trigger them to do so.

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Miriam Merad
Cancer Vaxxer: A Profile of Miriam Merad
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2019
The Mount Sinai oncologist studies innate immune cells with the goal of designing novel immunotherapies, including cancer vaccines.
Skin Graft-based Gene Therapy Treats Diabetes in Mice
Shawna Williams | Aug 4, 2017
A small patch of engineered cells makes an enzyme that stimulates insulin release.
Image of the Day: Manipulative Melanomas
The Scientist Staff | Mar 19, 2017
Early-stage melanoma cells alter proteins in nearby skin cells to create a favorable environment for cancer progression.
Skin Cells Turned Into Immature Sperm
Tanya Lewis | Apr 29, 2016
The reprogrammed germ-like cells were unable to fertilize eggs, however. 
Cancer-Driving Mutations Common in Normal Skin Cells
Anna Azvolinsky | May 21, 2015
A deep-sequencing analysis reveals that non-malignant skin cells harbor many more cancer-driving mutations than previously expected. 
Adult-to-Stem Cells
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 21, 2014
An international team has created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time.