Skin

Fingerprints’ moisture-regulating mechanism strengthens human touch – study

This could help scientists to develop better prosthetic limbs.

A simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s disease

Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease with skin samples could lead to earlier detection.

Talcum powder and petroleum jelly provide the best skin protection for long-term PPE use

A greasy residue is precisely what’s needed to protect skin from PPE friction.

Study unveils how the process of wound healing begins

Using 3D mapping, scientists uncover a process that has stymied mechanobiology.

The molecular biology behind Hyaline Fibromatosis Syndrome uncovered

Hyaline fibromatosis syndrome (HFS) is a very rare condition characterized by deposits of hyaline in the skin and various other body tissues. Hyaline, a...

Mapping blood flow below in the skin in high resolution

Blood flow measurement has widespread clinical applications. Therefore, scientists at Rice University have developed PulseCam — a new camera-based, motion-robust, and highly sensitive blood...

Genetic variations in the skin can create a natural sunscreen

Vitamin D is the sunshine hormone, and we need bright sunshine on the skin to make it, but variations in our genes also influence...