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
yesterday ~5 min

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

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

Bioelectric device on your skin could start with a pencil

One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.

Eric Stann-Missouri • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: skin sensors science-and-technology health-and-medicine wearable-devices tattoos graphite

Why frogs are green to the bone

Why are frogs green? Their color comes from a clever biochemical workaround that combines an odd protein choice and a potential poison in the blood.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: evolution skin frogs colors proteins featured science-and-technology

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

Your skin computes info from touch

Your skin is smarter than it may seem. Rather than just gather data on touch, skin actually helps process that information, researchers say.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: skin brains touch senses science-and-technology

Hypothesis: Is COVID-19 severity tied to hair loss?

Why does COVID-19 affect men more than women? It could be related to the hormones that cause hair loss in men, a new hypothesis suggests.

Brown University • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: covid-19 hormones skin hair health-and-medicine sexes

1 protein in the skin kickstarts a pesky itch

"We have identified the first junction in the itch pathway associated with eczema. If we can break that connection, we can relieve the itch."

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
April 7, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: skin proteins allergies health-and-medicine itch eczema

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