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Cosmetic Surgery
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Researchers produce grafts that replicate the human ear      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Using state-of-the-art tissue engineering techniques and a 3D printer, researchers have assembled a replica of an adult human ear that looks and feels natural. The study offers the promise of grafts with well-defined anatomy and the correct biomechanical properties for those who are born with a congenital malformation or who lose an ear later in life.

Cosmetic Surgery Skin Care
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3D-printed skin closes wounds and contains hair follicle precursors      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Fat tissue holds the key to 3D printing layered living skin and potentially hair follicles, according to researchers who recently harnessed fat cells and supporting structures from clinically procured human tissue to precisely correct injuries in rats. The advancement could have implications for reconstructive facial surgery and even hair growth treatments for humans.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Healthy Aging Skin Care
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Turning back the clock on photoaging skin      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study examines dermal injections and their impact on skin aging.

Thyroid Disease
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Novel PET tracer enhances lesion detection in medullary thyroid cancer, offers potential for targeted therapy      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A newly developed PET imaging agent has been found to be effective in identifying medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) in preclinical and clinical studies. The results of the studies indicate that the PET imaging agent may be a promising theranostic candidate for clinical use.

Cosmetic Surgery Healthy Aging Skin Care
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Researchers discover potential microbiome links to skin aging      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Recent findings have identified a potential new link to signs of skin aging -- the skin microbiome, the collection of microorganisms that inhabits our skin.

Alternative Medicine Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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A more eco-friendly facial sheet mask that moisturizes, even though it's packaged dry      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Starting a new year, many people pledge to enact self-care routines that improve their appearance. And facial sheet masks soaked in skin care ingredients provide an easy way to do this. However, these wet masks and their waterproof packaging often contain plastics and preservatives. Now, a study reports a dry-packaged hydrating facial mask that is made of biobased and sustainable materials.

Chronic Illness Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Anti-rheumatic drugs could prevent thyroid disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Anti-rheumatic drugs used for rheumatoid arthritis might prevent the development of autoimmune thyroid disease, according to a new observational study.

Thyroid Disease Today's Healthcare
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Certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl 'forever chemicals' identified as potential risk factor for thyroid cancer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered a link between certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and an increased risk for thyroid cancer.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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Why does skin get 'leathery' after too much sun? Bioengineers examine cellular breakdown      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study explores how ultraviolet radiation can alter the microstructure of human skin. Particularly affected is collagen, the fibrous protein that binds together tissue, tendon, cartilage and bone throughout our bodies.

Hormone Disorders Thyroid Disease
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Exposure to dioxins can worsen thyroid function      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Exposure to dioxins can negatively impact thyroid function, according to a study presented Thursday at ENDO 2023, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Healthy Aging Skin Care
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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.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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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.

Cosmetic Surgery Today's Healthcare
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3D-printed scaffold could improve breast reconstruction results      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Investigators have developed a technique to help surgeons reconstruct more natural-looking nipples for patients who have undergone breast reconstruction after mastectomy to treat breast cancer.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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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.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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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.

Cosmetic Surgery Neuropathy
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Previously unknown ability of the autonomic nervous system discovered      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The autonomic nervous system is known as the control center for involuntary bodily processes such as the beating of our hearts and our breathing. The fact that this part of the nervous system also has the ability to spontaneously restore muscle function following a nerve injury was recently discovered. Their findings may form the basis for improving and developing interventions to treat nerve lesions.

Cosmetic Surgery
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A cut above -- two devices are teamed to simplify, quicken and improve ear reconstruction      (via sciencedaily.com) 

Thanks to two novel tools, the traditionally difficult surgery to create a replacement ear from a patient's rib cartilage may soon be done faster, more simply and accurately.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Living Well Skin Care
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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.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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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.

Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Skin Care
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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.