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Screening sunscreens: protecting the biomechanical barrier of skin from ultraviolet radiation damage

The uppermost layer of human skin, known as the stratum corneum (SC), is the most important physical barrier between the human body and the environment and plays a surprisingly acute role in the mechanical function of full

Neurons share the same destiny irrespective of their location: A closer look at PP-MS pathogenesis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system, caused by the reaction of immune cells against myelin, a membrane that surrounds the axons of nerve cells. MS is characterized by the presence of inflammatory

Fish gills help understand human lung disease

Persistent inflammation of the lung leads to fibrosis, a serious and poorly understood disease that causes scarring of the lungs. A poor prognosis of only approximately 3 years survival after diagnosis demonstrates the lack of understanding of

Infrared does more good than bad for the skin: how can we learn from the sun

In the last decade, it has been proposed that the sun’s Infrared (IR) wavelengths might be damaging human skin and that sunscreens, in addition to their desired effect to protect against Ultraviolet (UV), should also protect against

Ergothioneine prevent UVA – induced skin damage through its potent antioxidant property

It is well – known that continuous exposure to ultraviolet ( UV ) radiation from sunlight can cause mild to severe skin damage, characterized by wrinkles, inflammation, photoaging, pigmentation, photo – carcinogenesis, photo – dermatoses etc. Most

Zinc – a promising supplement for the immune system

Zinc is essential for basic functions within cells of the human body. Hence, zinc deficiency is associated with impaired immune functions as dermatitis, dysfunction of the immune system, hypogonadism, and growth retardation. Under normal conditions only low

Getting time to decide about dying

Cells experience numerous challenges that jeopardize normal functions; many are routine physiologic fluctuations that require minor adaptations. However, some assaults disrupt cell metabolism so significantly that cell survival is at risk if major adjustments are not made