Comprehensive New Study Sheds Light on Birth Delivery Mode and Effects on Skin Microbiome

A new study has found that the bacterial make up of a child’s skin is affected long term by the mode of birth. The study, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (August 8, 2019) looked at children up to the age of 10 years old to determine how their mode of birth may affect their skin microbiome.

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Consuming more vitamin A may decrease risk of skin cancer

High consumption of vitamin A can decrease the risk of developing cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at Brown University, was published online ahead of print in JAMA Dermatology (July 31, 2019).

New Model Helps Understand How Electricity Promotes Healing of Wounds

Researchers have discovered just how electrical stimulation helps to promote wound healing. Stimulating cells with electrical charges causes the cells to move toward the center of the wound, according to researchers of a new study. They discovered this with the help of a new tool that predicts how cells migrate within a wound, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology (June 15, 2019; 478:58-73).

Increase in flesh-eating bacteria may be caused by climate change

Five people have been infected by the flesh-eating bacteria Vibrio Vulnificus in a region of the East Coast of the United States which had previously seen only one case in nearly a decade and researchers at Cooper University in New Jersey have said this may be a result of climate change. Five individuals from Delaware Bay were infected with the flesh eating bacteria during the summers of 2017 and 2018, according to a letter published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine (June 18, 2019).