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DermRounds Dermatology Network's Blog – March 2010 Archive (10)

Melanoma scanner - high resolution infrared imaging

Because cancer cells divide more rapidly than normal cells, they typically generate more metabolic activity and release more energy as heat. To detect this, Herman [Cila Herman, professor of mechanical engineering] uses a highly sensitive infrared camera on loan from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Normally, the temperature difference between cancerous and healthy skins cells is extremely small, so Herman and Pirtini devised a way to make the difference stand out. First, they cool… Continue

Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on March 29, 2010 at 7:44am — No Comments

Dermatologists Can Help Women Win the Fight Against Common Forms of Hair Loss

MIAMI (Mar 4, 2010) — For many women, unexplained hair loss can take a significant psychological toll on their overall quality of life. From altering their hairstyle to hide a thinning part to scaling back their hair care regimen in an effort to halt further hair loss, women try countless ways to cover up this problem – and the results are often lukewarm at best. A better option is to see a dermatologist, a physician trained in the care of skin, hair and nails, who can diagnose and, in many… Continue

Added by dermRounds Dermatology Network on March 6, 2010 at 9:36pm — No Comments

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