Sex and the City – The Emerging Role of Human Skin

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Presenter: Paul Matts

Published: February 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: skin health dermis epidermis

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society of Chemistry


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What role does the skin play in the unconscious judgements we make of age, health and attractiveness of those we meet, every day of our lives? As Mankind faces its greatest and most complex environmental threat ever, how can a skin layer 1/50 of a millimetre thick continue to maintain human life on earth?   What happens when this layer is compromised and what are the relative consequences in affluent, developed and poorer, developing countries? Accordingly, why is research into this organ and its diseases seemingly under-funded versus other needs?

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