Category: Dermatology Research

Recent research in the field of dermatology from investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Bringing a 70-Year-Old Surgical Technique Into the 21st Century

Imagine your surprise if you needed heart surgery and were told your cardiac surgeon would be using the same technique their predecessors used in the 1940s. Thankfully, techniques for heart surgery have come a long way in 70 years. The same cannot be said for Mohs surgery — a procedure for removing skin cancer on […]

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Mass General Researcher Receives Fellowship for Developing Color-Changing Bandage

Haley Marks, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Massachusetts General Hospital Wellman Center for Photomedicine, recently received the inaugural SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics. We asked her about her research and how this fellowship will benefit her work: What problem(s) are you addressing with your research? My research is […]

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What Triggers Our Scratching and How We Can Make it Stop?

Everyone itches. But there’s a big difference between a tingle that a quick flick of the fingernail can remedy and a chronic and uncomfortable sensation for which deep scratching only provides temporary relief. Two Massachusetts General Hospital dermatologists – Sarina Elmariah, MD, PhD, and Ethan Lerner, MD, PhD – are exploring the intricacies of that difference. Read more […]

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Mass. General Study Points to the First Topical Treatment For Common Benign Skin Lesions

Sometimes called “senile warts,” “barnacles” or “liver spots,” SKs vary in color from tan to black, can be flat or raised, and range in size from quite small to an inch or more across. They become more common with aging; most individuals over 40 are likely to have a few, and some can have hundreds scattered across the […]

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