More Light Shed on Skin Disease

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, August 3, 2016

New studies in non-dermatology journals provide helpful insight into the genetic toll of sun damage, the potential skin-protecting effects of vitamin B3, the sun-exposure threat posed by automobile side windows and the possible (if seemingly improbable) dangers lurking in some produce.
That’s the word from Andrea Murina, M.D., an assistant professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine. She spoke with Dermatology Times prior to her presentation titled “What You Didn’t Hear at Your Last Journal Club” at the summer meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in Boston.
On the genetic front, she pointed to a recent Science study [2015 May 22;348(6237):880-6] that examined 234 biopsies of normal eyelid skin in four subjects aged 55-73. The study revealed signs of “driver” mutations that are linked to skin cancer even in seemingly healthy skin.
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