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Posts tagged skin

August 9, 2016


Four fingers, wrinkled from water immersion

Growing Skin, in the Lab

Compared to other organs, skin may seem kind of simple and boring. But it's actually pretty complex.

February 12, 2016


whiskey around the campfire

Cold Heart, Warm Hands

Though hooch makes you feel warmer, alcohol causes your body temperature to drop and can put you at risk of hypothermia.

April 24, 2015


lips coated in lipgloss

Why Lips Go Dry

Lips are made of very sensitive tissue and, because we use our mouths constantly, are over-exposed to harsh environmental factors.

April 8, 2015


acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

January 26, 2015


chameleon on branch


Chameleons are nature's mood ring; their color reflects how they're feeling.

November 12, 2014


nose smelling flower

Healing Skin Through Smell

Your schnoz may hold senior status in olfactory matters, but other parts of your body, like skin cells, can make scents of things on their own.

August 22, 2014


Alligator nest

Rejuvenating Your Skin

Daily moisturizers promising to rejuvenate dead and dull skin cells are over-selling themselves.

December 26, 2013


Close-up view of a dust might

What Makes Dust Mites So Sneezy?

Are indoor allergies getting you down? The cause may gross you out!

July 3, 2013


zombie on a zombie walk

A Tale Of The Supernatural

Have you ever heard that after people die, their fingernails, hair and teeth continue to grow? Today's program explores the truth behind this supernatural tale.

June 4, 2013


Increased UV exposure triggers melanin production, resulting in more freckles. - Photo: Paulina Spencer (Flickr)

Sunkissed: Why Do We Have More Freckles During The Summer?

Ever wonder why our freckles seem to multiply with the advent of warmer weather and longer days?

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