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Yale Researchers Identify a Genetic Mutation Linked to Acne

May 5, 2016

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Yale Study Zeroes in on Mutation Linked to Zits

New research from Yale University has identified a genetic mutation responsible for the defects that give rise to mild and severe acne, possibly revealing new targets for acne treatment. In the study, the Yale-led team took blood and tissue samples from three individuals with a rare form of acne known as nevus comedonicus. By sequencing […]

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Yale Study Shows Topical Ruxolitinib Grows Hair

December 9, 2015

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Topical Ruxolitinib Helps Teen Grow Hair

A new study from Yale University reveals that a topical formulation of an oral medication used to treat bone marrow diseases can be used to grow hair. A young woman who had no scalp or eyebrow hair for years now enjoys a full mane after using a novel cream devised by researchers at Yale School […]

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Scientists Show That Blocking Enzymes in Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth

October 26, 2015

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New Research Shows That Blocking Enzymes in Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth

New research from Columbia University reveals that inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles restores hair growth. The research is published in the online edition of Science Advances. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, Angela M. Christiano, PhD, and colleagues found that drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase (JAK) family of enzymes […]

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Bioadhesive Nanoparticles Help Protect Your Skin From the Sun

September 28, 2015

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New Sunblock With Bioadhesive Nanoparticles

Dermatologists from Yale University have developed a new sunscreen made with bioadhesive nanoparticles that doesn’t penetrate the skin, eliminating serious health concerns associated with commercial sunscreens. Most commercial sunblocks are good at preventing sunburn, but they can go below the skin’s surface and enter the bloodstream. As a result, they pose possible hormonal side effects […]

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Take Time to Protect Your Kids’ Skin Now, It Could Prevent Cancer Later

July 31, 2015

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Protecting Kids’ Skin Now Can Prevent Cancer Later

Dermatologists stress that protecting your children from the sun now can help prevent cancer later. More parents appear to be vigilant about protecting their children from the sun’s harmful rays—at least at Yale Dermatology-Middlebury where Brittany Craiglow, M.D. practices. Many parents tell Dr. Craiglow they’ve started applying sunscreen so early in their children’s lives that […]

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Yale Scientists Reveal ‘Major Player’ in Skin Cancer Genes

July 27, 2015

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NF1 Identified as Major Player in Skin Caner Genes

Researchers from Yale University have confirmed that a gene known as NF1 is a “major player” in the development of skin cancer. A multidisciplinary team at Yale, led by Yale Cancer Center members, has defined a subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases. Their findings shed […]

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Yale Study Shows T Cell Lymphoma Caused by Gene Deletions

July 21, 2015

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Study Shows T Cell Lymphoma Caused by Unusually Large Number of Gene Deletions

A newly published study from Yale University shows that a deadly form of T cell lymphoma is caused by an unusually large number of gene deletions, making it distinct among cancers. Researchers conducted a genomic analysis of normal and cancer cells from patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a cancer of T-cells of the immune system […]

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Yale Researchers Successfully Treat Eczema with Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

July 20, 2015

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Yale Researchers Successfully Treat Eczema with Arthritis Drug

A team of scientists at Yale University used a rheumatoid arthritis drug to successfully treated patients with moderate to severe eczema. The same rheumatoid arthritis drug (tofacitinib citrate) has recently shown to reverse two other disfiguring skin conditions, vitiligo and alopecia areata. The research findings are published early online in the Journal of the American […]

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Study Shows Arthritis Drug Restores Skin Color for Vitiligo Patients

June 26, 2015

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Arthritis Drug Restores Skin Color in Vitiligo Patients

New research from Yale University demonstrates the effectiveness of tofacitinib for treating vitiligo. After five months of treatment, the white spots on the patients face and hands were nearly gone and tofacitinib caused no adverse side effects during the course of treatment. shows that Within two months of treatment, the patient experienced partial repigmentation on […]

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Ultraviolet Radiation Continues to Damage Skin After Sun Exposure

February 20, 2015

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Ultraviolet Radiation Continues to Damage Skin in the Dark

A newly published study from Yale University reveals that much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure. Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation (UV) does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded in a study that was published online February […]

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Resveratrol Inhibits the Growth of Bacteria that Causes Acne

September 30, 2014

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Researchers Reveal Resveratrol May Weaken Bacteria

New research shows that resveratrol may be a key ingredient for acne treatment, finding that combining resveratrol with a common acne medication, benzoyl peroxide, may enhance the drug’s ability to kill the bacteria and could translate into new treatments. Got grapes? UCLA researchers have demonstrated how resveratrol, an antioxidant derived from grapes and found in […]

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FDA Approved Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth

June 24, 2014

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Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth

Using an existing FDA-approved drug for rheumatoid arthritis called tofacitinib citrate, a man with alopecia universalis has grown a full head of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, as well as facial, armpit, and other hair. A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by […]

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Hair Restoration Method Generates New Human Hair Growth

October 21, 2013

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New Hair Restoration Method Can Generate New Human Hair Growth

A new hair restoration method developed by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center is the first to induce new human hair growth. New York, New York — Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part […]

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Study Points to a Way to Treat Wounds and Grow Hair

June 4, 2013

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Growth Factor Fgf9 Triggers Hair Growth after Injury

A newly published study reveals that the overexpression of growth factor Fgf9 in a mouse model increases the number of new hair follicles produced during the wound healing process, providing a better understanding of hair regeneration and the potential therapeutic uses for people with hair disorders. Philadelphia – Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine […]

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Virus has the Potential to Stop Acne

September 28, 2012

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virus with potential to stop pimples

A new study reports that P. acnes phages, a family of viruses that live on human skin and naturally prey on the bacteria that cause pimples, could offer a promising new tool against acne. Watch out, acne. Doctors soon may have a new weapon against zits: a harmless virus living on our skin that naturally […]

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