The epidermis is the thin, outer layer of the skin that is visible to the eye and works to provide protection to the body. It does not contain any blood vessels and is, therefore, dependent on the dermis, the layer of the skin underneath it, to provide access to nutrients and dispose of waste.
In the fruit fly Drosophila, a team led by Maria Leptin discovered that autophagy, a stress response process in cells, plays a significant role in wound repair.
During the Ice Age, giant mammals such as mammoths, sabre-toothed cats and woolly rhinoceroses once roamed Northern Europe and America.
QUT PhD researcher Lauren Ashwood has studied sea anemones' venom makeup extensively, in particular, Telmatactis stephensoni a reef-based sea anemone that can grow from 8 to 10 cm.
A study published today in Cell Reports reveals important insights into the molecular mechanisms that underpin the body's natural defenses against the development of skin cancer.
Chronic wounds are deep and difficult to repair. Often, the top of the injury heals before the bottom, so the wound collapses in on itself. Over time, this can result in scar tissue and reduced skin function.
Scientists headed a new study that determined the molecular mechanisms inside protein complexes that support cell-to-cell adhesion and communication.
Researchers have discovered that two plant stem cell proteins physically interact and regulate each other to prevent cellular division.
The human skin is essentially an organ, a fact that that is easy to forget. It is also the largest organ and is continuously exposed, charged with keeping the human inner biology safe from the threats of the outside world.
As the human body's largest organ, the skin is responsible for protecting against a wide range of possible infections on all fleshy surfaces, from head to toe. So how exactly does the skin organize its defenses against such an array of threats?
The skin is known to be the largest organ in the human body, and its outermost layer, called the epidermis, is renewed every three weeks.
Tohoku University scientists have, for the first time, provided experimental evidence that cell stickiness helps them stay sorted within correct compartments during development.
Scientists have successfully utilized a novel stem cell technology to examine the skin, specific to a group of living patients, in laboratory settings.
Scientists from the University of Tokyo have learned how the layout of the cell nucleus can alter the activity of genes found in plants.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are developing a wearable electronic device that's "really wearable"--a stretchy and fully-recyclable circuit board that's inspired by, and sticks onto, human skin.
Capecitabine is a chemotherapy drug used for breast and colorectal Cancer cancer. It can extend survival rate by nearly 10%.
While the human world is reeling from one pandemic, there are several ongoing epidemics that affect crops and put global food production at risk.