Delivering drugs directly into skin cells using microscopic nanoneedles may allow for highly effective treatment of skin conditions without injuring the cells that are treated. Silicon nanoneedles have been developed in the past that can do such a trick, but they’re stiff and can be painful, in addition to quickly losing their effectiveness. (Read more...)
AVITA Medical, a Valencia, California firm, won FDA approval for its remarkable RECELL Autologous Cell Harvesting Device for serious burns in adult patients. In preparation for treatment, a small healthy piece of the patient’s skin sample is taken, from which the so-called “Spray-On Skin” preparation is made. The process only take (Read more...)
Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a new way of utilizing nanotechnology to detect important biomarkers within the skin using what looks like a simple lotion. Their NanoFlares, which are spherical, programmable nano-scale balls of nucleic acid, have gold cores. These NanoFlares are able to penet (Read more...)
Learn about the types of eyelid dermatitis, and how to get rid of these itchy rashes. We also look at symptoms, causes, and prevention.
A number of diseases are treated using light therapy. These include acne, actinic keratosis, jaundice, Paget’s disease, and psoriasis. Modern light blankets use arrays of LEDs to produce illumination, but light emitted by LEDs can be quite weak compared to light produced by a laser. Photodynamic therapy light lamps, on the other hand, ca (Read more...)
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an “electronic skin” that is able to heal itself when damaged, and when no longer needed it can be fully recycled. E-skins can provide new capabilities in the form of medical and athletic devices, as well as mimic tactile and other sensing within advanced prostheses. The (Read more...)
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’.