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Published Boosting the body's anti-viral immune response may eliminate aging cells (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Aging cells express a protein that is produced by human cytomegalovirus and is targeted by certain immune cells in the body. Harnessing the immune response to this protein could have multiple health benefits during aging.
Published Scientists see anti-aging potential in an invasive weed (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The fruit of the cocklebur plant, which grows worldwide and is often considered a noxious weed, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components that could make it useful as a skin protectant, according to new research.
Published Simple laser treatments may help prevent nonmelanoma skin cancer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In a study of patients with a history of facial keratinocyte carcinoma, 20.9% of those treated with nonablative fractional lasers experienced a subsequent keratinocyte carcinoma, compared with 40.4% of patients who did not receive laser treatment.
Published In cells, UV-emitting nail polish dryers damage DNA and cause mutations (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The ultraviolet nail polish drying devices used to cure gel manicures may pose more of a public health concern than previously thought. Researchers studied these ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting devices, and found that their use leads to cell death and cancer-causing mutations in human cells.
Published Scars mended using transplanted hair follicles (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers have found that hair follicle transplants can promote scar rejuvenation by altering their architecture and genetic makeup.
Published New study reveals differences in diagnosis of psychiatric disorders between geographies (via sciencedaily.com)
Diagnosing psychiatric disorders is challenging due to the lack of objective tests. Fortunately, genomic studies can reveal genes associated with increased risk of certain disorders. In a recent study, researchers from Japan investigated whether the genetic correlations between major psychiatric disorders differed among European and East Asian populations. They showed differences in how bipolar disorders are diagnosed by psychiatrists in the East and the West, which might affect the results of clinical trials.
Published Researchers develop painless tattoos that can be self-administered (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed low-cost, painless, and bloodless tattoos that can be self-administered and have many applications, from medical alerts to tracking neutered animals to cosmetics.
Published Researchers produce nanodiamonds capable of delivering medicinal and cosmetic remedies through the skin (via sciencedaily.com)
A novel approach provides an innovative solution to overcoming two major challenges in delivering medicinal and cosmetic remedies through the skin. Combining techniques in nanotechnology and optics, researchers produced tiny (nanometric) diamond particles so small that they are capable of penetrating skin to deliver these remedies. Next, they created a safe, laser-based optical method that quantifies nanodiamond penetration into the various layers of the skin and determines their location and concentration within body tissue in a non-invasive manner -- eliminating the need for a biopsy.
Published Microneedling beats chemical peels for acne scar treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Chemical peels are a common treatment for acne scars, but a new study finds that microneedling is significantly more effective for patients with dark skin.
Published Multiple diagnoses are the norm for mental illness; A new genetic analysis helps explain why (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
An analysis of 11 major psychiatric disorders offers new insight into why comorbidities are the norm when it comes to mental illness. The study suggests that while there is no single gene or set of genes underlying risk for all of them, subsets of disorders -- including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder; and major depression and anxiety --s hare a common genetic architecture.
Published Evidence of brain changes in those at risk of bipolar disorder captured with MRI scans (via sciencedaily.com)
A study that showed changes in the brain in those at risk of developing bipolar disorder raises new hopes about early intervention.
Published Lithium may decrease risk of developing dementia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have identified a link suggesting that lithium could decrease the risk of developing dementia, which affects nearly one million people in the UK.
Published Those with facial scars rate their own appearance more critically than surgeons and strangers (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Patients who undergo facial surgery think their surgical scars look worse than surgeons and independent observers do, according to a new study.
Published People with serious mental illness may have increased heart disease risk at younger ages (via sciencedaily.com)
An analysis of nearly 600,000 adults in the U.S. found people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder had up to double the estimated cardiovascular risk levels than those without such illnesses, even at younger ages. The study focused on adults diagnosed with one of those three serious mental illnesses, who were not hospitalized or living in a mental health treatment center and estimated their 10-year and 30-year cardiovascular risk. Earlier identification and management of major cardiovascular risk factors -- including obesity, smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure -- in young adults with a serious mental illness may reduce risk of heart disease and improve outcomes, researchers said.
Published New hair dyes avoid allergic reactions (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed a range of permanent hair dyes that avoid the allergenic properties of traditional formulations.
Published Can we go from scarface to scarless? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers examined skin regeneration over two years in various body parts of the adult newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster. Their wounds were very quickly healed over several days without prolonged inflammation. Because of this rapid healing, granulation/dermal fibrosis, and therefore scarring, did not occur. The skin was able to fully regenerate. These findings provide evidence that this newt species may be an ideal model system to study and prevent scar formation in human skin.
Published Clues to treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder found in recently evolved region of the ‘dark genome’ (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists investigating the DNA outside our genes - the 'dark genome' - have discovered recently evolved regions that code for proteins associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Published Rates of type 2 diabetes are higher in people with one of various common psychiatric disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study finds that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) is elevated in people with a psychiatric disorder compared with the general population.
Published Abnormal brain changes over time with bipolar disorder (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Bipolar disorder (BD) is a debilitating psychiatric disorder characterized by fluctuating periods of depression and mania. Researchers have long suspected that BD may be accompanied by abnormal structural and functional changes in the brain. Small cross-sectional brain imaging studies of people with BD have shown hints at those changes, but the ability to interpret data collected at a single timepoint is limited. Now, a multi-center longitudinal study shows aberrant changes over time in the brains of people with BD. Some changes were specifically associated with more episodes of mania.
Published Adjusting fatty acid intake may help with mood variability in bipolar disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Can specific dietary guidelines help people living with bipolar disorders better manage their health? Clinical trial results showed that a diet designed to alter levels of specific fatty acids consumed by participants may help patients have less variability in their mood.