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How the skin protects

Apr. 19, 2018—Treatments for common skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis may be improved by understanding the enzymes responsible for forming the skin’s water-tight barrier.

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Improving wound healing

Nov. 8, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have shown that an injectable material improves wound healing and may be useful for large skin wounds such as those in patients with diabetes.

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Healing without scarring

Oct. 16, 2015—Drugs that inhibit the Wnt signaling pathway can regenerate injured skin and may be useful in treating fibromatosis, degenerative joint disease and cancer.

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Vanderbilt dermatologist tells how to protect your skin from lingering winter weather

Mar. 4, 2015—Months of cold and sometimes icy and snowy weather can take a toll on our skin—but a Vanderbilt dermatologist says there are ways to protect it from the ravages of a lingering winter. “Like a vacuum, the dry air of winter sucks water right out of our skin,” says John Zic, M.D., associate professor of...

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Study tracks skin salt’s role in blood pressure control

Jun. 6, 2013—Clinical pharmacologist Jens Titze, M.D., and his colleagues have identified a new cast of cells and molecules that function in the skin to control sodium balance and blood pressure.

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Give me some skin

Jul. 21, 2011—A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.

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