Getting under your skin: Molecular research builds new understanding of skin regeneration

As the air continues to dry and temperatures drop, the yearly battle against dry hands and skin has officially begun. New research from Northwestern University has found new evidence deep within the skin about the mechanisms controlling skin repair and renewal. Skin’s barrier function gives it the unique ability to fight winter woes and retain water for our bodies. The […]

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What is COVAX and why does it matter for getting vaccines to developing nations?

There is a global effort to distribute vaccines to poorer countries, but some of the world’s largest countries, including the U.S., Russia and China, do not intend to support the effort. That lack of backing could have devastating consequences for accessing a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. and many poor countries around the world. That is because the U.S. will […]

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Getting fewer ‘likes’ on social media elicits emotional distress among adolescents

Simply not getting enough validation on social media can increase depression and anxiety, especially in the most vulnerable populations for whom these platforms may contribute to a cycle of rejection. In a new paper published in Child Development, a large, multi-institution team led by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin employed an experimental social media task over three […]

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