Fresh hope for baldies

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how to activate hair re-growth with the help of skin cells.

How to take care of your skin when you're old

Studies have showed that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and indoor tanning damages the DNA in our skin cells and it also leads to premature skin aging in the form of wrinkles and sun spots.

Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

Scientists have developed a new method to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington's disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder.

Antiperspirants could be making you smell worse: study

Antiperspirants can alter your armpit bacteria and actually make you smell worse, a new study has found.

Gene key to developing stem cells found

Researchers have found a gene that could be key to the development of stem cells - cells that can potentially save millions of lives by morphing into practically any cell in the body.

Functional nerve cells from skin cells could help develop regenerative medicines

Researchers have said that a new method of generating mature nerve cells from skin cells could greatly enhance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, and could accelerate the development of new drugs and stem cell-based regenerative medicine.

Skin cells grown in lab for first time ever

Scientists have developed first ever lab-grown epidermis, the outermost skin layer, which has a functional permeability barrier akin to real skin.

Decoded: Skin cells that sense touch

In a ground-breaking research, scientists have resolved the age-old mystery of touch - how cells just beneath the skin surface enable us to feel fine details and textures.

Now, nanofiber bandages to safely seal wounds sans stitches

Researchers have developed liquid bandages that could be employed to seal your wound that also without any surgery.

Healthy liver cells created in lab

In a path-breaking research, scientists have discovered a way to transform skin cells into mature, fully functioning liver cells that flourish on their own.

Scientists reprogram skin cells into beating heart cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have developed a new method to reprogram skin cells into cells that closely resemble beating heart cells.

Skin cells turned into insulin-producing pancreas cells

Scientists have transformed ordinary skin cells into insulin producing pancreatic cells in animal models, a breakthrough that may bring an end to the agony of daily jabs for diabetics.

Scientists turn skin cells into insulin-producing pancreas cells

Researchers have developed a technique in animal models that could replenish the very cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes, thus taking a step towards freeing patients from the life-long injections that characterize this devastating disease.

How special immune cells in skin help heal wounds

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) scientists have found an important process by which special immune cells in the skin help heal wounds.

Skin cells morphed into functional brain cells to treat multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy

Scientists at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine have discovered a new technique that directly converts skin cells to the type of brain cells destroyed in patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other so-called myelin disorders.

Skin cells `key to beating blindness`

A team of scientists from Australia are turning human skin cells into eye cells by using stem cell research to find a way to treat a common but incurable form of blindness.

`Spray-on skin` helps heal leg ulcers faster

A `spray-on skin` which coats an injury with a layer of skin cells could help healing.

Scientists turn human skin cells into functional brain cells

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have, for the first time, transformed skin cells into early-stage brain stem cells called induced neural stem cells with the help of a gene called Sox2.

Now, heart to be repaired using skin cells

Scientists claim to have, for the first time, succeeded in rejuvenating a ‘damaged’ heart by using skin cells.

Scientist converts skin cells into brain cells

A novel way of converting human skin cells directly into functional brain cells is likely to revolutionise regenerative medicine and drug discovery.