Patch that treats melanoma dissolves in 1 minute

A new wearable patch for treating melanoma dissolves quickly while leaving tiny needles that deliver chemotherapy drugs over time.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy skin-cancer skin melanoma drug-delivery health-and-medicine wearable-devices

‘Star particles’ could offer painless treatment for skin diseases

Mixing tiny "STAR particles" into a cream could offer better treatment for skin diseases like psoriasis or certain kinds of skin cancer, say researchers.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: skin-cancer skin drug-delivery featured health-and-medicine psoriasis

‘Nanodrills’ kill diseased cells in minutes

"Nanodrills" that spin up to 3 million times per second to target and kill diseased cells could one day offer a new way to treat skin cancer.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nanotechnology skin-cancer cells science-and-technology health-and-medicine

Genome ‘hyperhotspots’ are 170X more sensitive to UV rays

Ultra-sensitive hotspots in the human genome are like "bullseyes" for UV radiation in sunlight, but that could help people at higher risk of skin cancer.

Yale • futurity
Nov. 18, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: dna cancer skin-cancer genomes sun health-and-medicine

Teen melanoma cases in US drop sharply

Cases of melanoma among US teens and young adults have dropped sharply, a sign that public health efforts to encourage sun protection may be taking hold.

Brian Donohue-UW • futurity
Nov. 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cancer teenagers skin-cancer skin young-adults melanoma united-states health-and-medicine

Some deadly skin cancers may start in hair follicles

Certain dangerous kinds of skin cancer may start in hair follicles, research with mice indicates. And worse, the chance of cancer may always be there.

Greg Williams-NYU • futurity
Nov. 4, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer skin-cancer hair pigment health-and-medicine

Flamenco-dancing molecule may lead to better sunscreen

A molecule that disperses UV light with a superfast twist similar to flamenco dancers' hand movements could lead to a more protective sunscreen.

Peter Dunn-Warwick • futurity
Oct. 18, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: skin-cancer skin melanoma health-and-medicine sunscreen uv-rays

Can getting more vitamin A cut skin cancer risk?

In a new study, people who got high levels of vitamin A from their diets had a lower risk of a common type of skin cancer.

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cancer food skin-cancer skin health-and-medicine vitamin-a

How stem cells maintain the oily glands on your skin

"We demonstrate for the first time ever how the sebaceous glands that contribute to the natural moisture of the skin are formed..."

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
July 31, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer skin-cancer skin health-and-medicine

‘Virtual biopsy’ device detects skin tumors in 15 minutes

A new "virtual biopsy" device can quickly detect a skin lesion's depth and its potential malignancy—without using a scalpel.

Neal Buccino-Rutgers • futurity
June 14, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer tumors skin-cancer skin medical-devices health-and-medicine

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