Simple skin test identifies Parkinson’s disease

Using a method originally developed to detect mad cow disease, researchers discovered that a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: parkinsons-disease aging skin health-and-medicine medical-tests

Skin cells team up to stop moles turning into melanomas

New research upends ideas about why some moles become melanomas while others remain benign. The work could also pave the way for treatments.

Rahasson Ager - UC Irvine • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer skin melanoma health-and-medicine

AI checks out ‘rash selfies’ to detect Lyme disease

Artificial intelligence and deep learning that look at "rash selfies" could offer a way to more accurately detect and identify Lyme disease.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: skin infections ticks lyme-disease health-and-medicine

Tech prints sensors right onto human skin

A new method can print wearable sensors directly onto skin without heat. The sensors could help monitor stats like temperature, heart performance, and more.

Megan Lakatos-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: nanotechnology skin sensors featured science-and-technology wearable-devices

Dynamic tattoos promise to warn wearers of health threats

Researchers are developing tattoo inks that do more than make pretty colors. Some can sense chemicals, temperature and UV radiation, setting the stage for tattoos that diagnose health problems.

Carson J Bruns, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Sept. 24, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: nanotechnology skin wearables diagnostics tattoos wearable-technology ultraviolet-radiation biosensors

Team ties chronic itch to sleep loss and potential heart disease

A new study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and elevated levels of a blood protein often used to predict heart disease, researchers say.

Sheree Monet Wisdom-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease skin sleep health-and-medicine itch

Live bacteria spray is showing promise in treating childhood eczema

Can a naturally occurring skin microbe help millions who suffer from eczema?

Ian Myles, Head, Epithelial Therapeutics Unit, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases • conversation
Sept. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  health  medicine  skin  microbiome  eczema  skin-microbiome  rash

Stealthy, ultra-black fish skin absorbs 99.5% of light

Sixteen species of camouflaged deep-sea fish have skin so dark that almost no light bounces back to the eye.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution fish skin light oceans colors science-and-technology camouflage

Stealthy, ultra-black fish skin absorbs 99.5% of light

Sixteen species of camouflaged deep-sea fish have skin so dark that almost no light bounces back to the eye.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution fish skin light oceans colors science-and-technology camouflage

3D mapping reveals how wounds begin to heal

Researchers have figured out for the first time how the body's process of healing a wound gets started.

Beth Miller-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: skin health-and-medicine wounds

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