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CDC To Study An Unexplained Skin Condition Morgellons

Persons who suffer from Morgellons skin condition report a range of symptoms including non-healing skin lesions associated with the emergence of fibers or solid material from the skin, abnormal skin sensations (such as stinging and biting or pins and needles) and non-cutaneous symptoms such as difficulty concentrating and short-term memory loss.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente's Northern California Division of Research launched a study to learn about an unexplained skin condition known as Morgellons.

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HealthCentral Network Adds Skin Care Site To Web Properties

HealthCentral Network has launched MySkinCareConnection.com, a condition-specific site that educates and informs online users about acne, aging skin, rosacea and other skin-related problems. MySkinCareConnection.com provides reliable medical information and a community forum for patients, medical professionals and others in the Skin Care community.

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ABT-874 Shows Positive Results For Maintenance Of Response In Psoriasis Study

Phase II study evaluating the effectiveness of Abbott's investigational anti-IL-12/23 antibody ABT-874 showed that a majority of patients who initially responded to treatment maintained a high level of response following discontinuation of therapy.

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Skin As A Living Coloring Book

The pigment melanin, which is responsible for skin and hair color in mammals, is produced in specialized cells called melanocytes and then distributed to other cells. But not every cell in the complex layers of skin becomes pigmented. The question of how melanin is delivered to appropriate locations may have been answered by a study from researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC).

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