Learn all about the different types of bump that can appear on the eyelids. This article examines their causes and treatment options.
Sensus Healthcare is a medical device company that focuses on providing non-invasive and cost-effective treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids utilizing superficial radiation technology (SRT). Their proprietary, FDA-cleared SRT technology is used to effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions. The radiat (Read more...)
A team of biomedical engineering students have won the 2017 international James Dyson Award, and the £30,000 ($39,000) prize that goes with it, for their innovative sKan device that uses skin temperature measurements to diagnose skin cancer. The James Dyson Award runs in 23 countries, and is open to university level students and recent g (Read more...)
A heliotrope rash may appear as a purple rash on or around the eyelids. Learn more about the causes and risk factors of this rash.
In many areas the wait time to see a dermatologist can span weeks or even months, leaving those with acute or chronic skin conditions frustrated. YoDerm is trying to change that. For a fee of $59, patients can submit skin problems and upload photos through an online platform, receive a consultation from a board-certified dermatologist, […]
When a person develops an unsightly skin condition, the first person to assess it is typically not a dermatologist. A lack of expertise in dermatology too often leads to misdiagnoses. General practice physicians, for example, get very little training on skin conditions. Now, thanks to a new feature inside the latest Apple iOS for iPhones […](Read more...)
Terahertz (THz) imaging, well known to air travelers, promises also to be able to see at a shallow depth into the skin to spot cancer. One benefit of THz is that it is non-ionizing and is therefore probably safe for routine use, while another is that it has already been shown that THz radiation is […]
SciBase, a Swedish firm, won FDA approval to introduce its Nevisense system to help dermatologists assess suspect cutaneous lesions that may be melanoma tumors. Unlike many technologies that have been attempted to characterize cancerous lesions, this one uses electrical impedance rather than optical methods. The system delivers electric curren (Read more...)
Korean company WONTECH won FDA clearance to introduce its Picocare laser-based tattoo removal device. The system relies on a Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) laser that generates light in a choice of four different wavelengths and delivers it in pulses lasting only 750 picoseconds (.00000000075 s). The laser light is able to b (Read more...)
With an approximate 100,000 people in the US diagnosed with melanoma each year and a total of 5 million diagnosed with a variety of other skin cancers, a lot of research has gone into improving current methods of early detection and speeding up diagnoses. Unfortunately, in addition to a highly-trained pair of eyes and significant […]
Canfield Scientific (Parsippany, NJ) have recently installed the first commercial Vectra WB360 whole-body skin lesion mapping system. Skin cancer can develop from lesions on the skin, such as moles. If a lesion begins to change shape or size it might be turning cancerous. For people at risk of skin cancer, such as those who have already [&hell (Read more...)
People with light colored skin, and particularly orange tinted redheads, have high levels of pheomelanin, a type of melanin, in their skin. It is correlated with amelanotic melanoma, a nasty skin cancer that’s difficult not only to treat, but to detect in the first place. This is because pheomelanin within amelanotic melanomas blend (Read more...)
Scientists at Stanford University have developed a deep convolutional neural network that can diagnose skin cancer by examining images of skin lesions. Skin cancer is the most common human cancer, and one in five Americans will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives. At present, skin cancer is primarily diagnosed through an […]
We all have them. New study reveals that people from different regions host different mite lineages, supports “Out of Africa” theory’.
This woman’s sharp-eyed children have noticed that the ‘bump’ near their mom’s eye is getting bigger. Medscape Dermatology
Reports of severe allergic reactions and herpes zoster with application of Picato gel for treatment of actinic keratosis have prompted an FDA safety warning and label change. News Alerts
A study performed in a largely white population in Denmark identified a bidirectional association between psoriasis and uveitis. Medscape Medical News
Unintentional injection of a dermal filler into blood vessels in the face may cause serious injury, the FDA warns; asks manufacturers to update labeling to indicate risk. News Alerts
A team led by Brown University biologists has discovered the way in which a specific genetic mutation appears to lead to the lack of melanin production underlying a form of albinism.
Mice missing two important proteins of the vascular system develop normally and appear healthy in adulthood, as long as they don’t become injured.