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dermatology

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Ah, Vanity: Wrinkle videos trump cancer vids in getting teens to bust out the sunscreen

It may not be surprising that appealing to our vanity works better than a biology lecture, but the extent to which the approach increases sunscreen use is sizable.

By Feb. 13, 2014

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What's a zit's life span? ScanZ aims to help clear that up

Device takes transdermal images, which are sent to a smartphone app and then run through algorithms developed at the Mayo Clinic that help predict when zits are likely to disappear.

By Nov. 7, 2013

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Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

An assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds that three out of the four apps she tested incorrectly described cancers as harmless at least 30 percent of the time.

By Jan. 18, 2013

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Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?

A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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New nanoneedle technique probes inner workings of human skin

Researchers in the U.K. say that by combining a nanoneedle with atomic force microscopy, they can now perform a mechanical scan of the thin top layer of our skin to better understand its biomechanics.

By Jun. 13, 2013

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UV photography reveals our sun-damaged selves

A new study of hundreds of middle-schoolers uses ultraviolet-imaging technology to show that sun damage can happen early in life.

By Apr. 13, 2012

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Skin of Mine helps monitor moles, skin conditions

The Web site and app allow users to upload photos of moles and other skin conditions to measure and monitor any changes and to consult with a dermatologist within 24 hours.

By May. 24, 2011

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Photoacoustic device identifies cancer before tumors form

Researchers are using laser-induced ultrasound to provide much earlier detection of aggressive melanoma cancers, before tumors even have a chance to form.

By Jan. 6, 2012

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From Croatia to CES: The story of Teddy the Guardian's unlikely Las Vegas debut

Sometimes it's the deceptively simple solutions to complex problems that show the most potential. Sometimes those solutions come from unexpected places. And, sometimes, you can find true innovation on the CES show floor. This is the story of one of those times.

By Jan. 18, 2014

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Detecting cancer through laser-induced ultrasound

Researchers at the University of Missouri use photoacoustic technique to locate melanoma cells, thus helping doctors more accurately identify melanoma stages.

By Feb. 24, 2010