Skin Care :: Wider Use of New Laser Skin Treatments

Research reported today shows a previously experimental procedure, which combines a topical medication with laser skin treatment, will enable dermatologic surgeons to successfully reverse damage caused by excessive sun exposure, heal acne and other skin conditions, and remove some malignant and pre-cancerous skin tumors.

Nutrition :: Major Initiatives for Dietary Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration announced three major regulatory initiatives designed to further implement the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA). These initiatives — a regulatory strategy, an open public meeting, and a draft guidance document for industry — are significant steps FDA has taken in the implementation of DSHEA.

Diabetes :: Islet transplants results in patients with type 1 diabetes

Researchers from 12 medical centers in the United States and Canada, who have performed islet transplants in 86 patients with type 1 diabetes, published their results today in the first annual report of the Collaborative Islet Transplant Registry (CITR). The report ( analyzes many factors that can affect the outcome of this experimental procedure for people with severe or complicated type 1 diabetes.

Center for Quantitative Biology

To probe the complexities of living systems, the National
Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the
National Institutes of Health (NIH), has established its
fifth Center of Excellence in Complex Biomedical Systems
Research. The new center, headed by David Botstein, Ph.D.,
at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., will explore
how biological molecules interact with each other and their
environment to create dynamic systems.