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2012-07-04 23:01:13

One in eight Americans now has a tattoo, including nearly 40% of people ages 20 to 25. While some tattoos are an impulsive choice, for those considering the decision, dermatologist Joshua Fox, M.D., medical director of Advanced Dermatology PC, and John Triccoli, MD, offer precautions for getting a tattoo and minimizing the health risks. Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2012 Getting inked has gone mainstream: One in eight Americans now has a tattoo, including nearly 40% of people ages 20 to 25....

2012-07-03 10:25:59

Drugs are first to topically deliver gene therapy via commercial moisturizers for skin disease treatment “Getting under your skin” takes on a brave new meaning thanks to Northwestern University research that could transform gene regulation. A team led by a physician-scientist and a chemist -- from the fields of dermatology and nanotechnology -- is the first to demonstrate the use of commercial moisturizers to deliver gene regulation technology that has great potential for...


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Nail
2013-03-05 14:40:49

Nails are found on the fingers and toes alike. Formation and Orientation Nails are made of the protein keratin, much like hair as they are related, which is tough and strong and able to protect the ends of the fingers they cover. The nail plate, nail matrix, the nail sinus and the nail bed all make up the nail. The matrix is broken up into two sections; the nonvisible layer is simply referred to as the matrix while the visible part is called the lunula. The matrix is the tissue...

Skin
2013-03-04 15:18:05

Skin is the outermost organ that protects and incases the tendons, ligaments, bones, muscles, etc. It is also the largest organ of the human body. Formation and Orientation Healthy skin consists of vitamins A, C, D and E, but in all skin, there are melanocytes which produce mesodermal cells. These cells allow for the absorption of UV rays. There are five main pigments that provide color in the skin’s many levels. Although not found in the skin, Oxyhemoglobin is found in the blood,...

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Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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