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Remicade Phase 3 data show long-term psoriasis response
Findings from two Phase 3 studies show high-level, sustained response with maintenance therapy.

Ultraviolet B light exposure increases risk of skin cancer
Inability to repair chromosomal damage caused by UV-B radiation increases risk of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas.

Hair-generating multipotent stem cells found in hair follicles
Hair follicle stem cells were found to have the ability to regenerate all the follicle cell types and glands.

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study
Researchers have found that an experimental vaccine against shingles (zoster vaccine) prevented about half of cases of shingles.

Early detection of thick melanomas has not contributed to reduced risk
Incidence and mortality of melanoma (skin cancer) in the United States have risen steeply from 1969 to 1999.