skin cell


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Noun1.skin cell - any of the cells making up the skinskin cell - any of the cells making up the skin
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
epidermal cell - any of the cells making up the epidermis
prickle cell - a cell in the germinal layer of the skin (the prickle-cell layer); has many spines and radiating processes
somatic cell, vegetative cell - any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes; "somatic cells are produced from preexisting cells";
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These ingredients help support more youthful skin cell telomeres and skin cell DNA repair mechanisms while retaining precious moisture in the skin.
Melanocyte cells, which produce pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, are taken from an area of healthy skin and separated to make a skin cell mixture.
To induce a skin cell into pluripotency - a state that mimics the multi-functional embryonic stem cells - scientists shuttled a combination of four genes into the cell with the help of a retrovirus.
Writing in the August 25 issue of Cell, Japanese researchers announced they have successfully modified a mouse skin cell into an embryonic-like stem cell, according to Yomiuri Shimbun.
Scientists have discovered that UVA rays, which do not burn, are potentially far more damaging to skin cell DNA than was previously realised.
"What happens when a skin cell turns into a totipotent stem cell [a cell capable of developing into a complete organism] is that a few of its genetic switches are turned on and others turned off," writes University of Melbourne bioethicist Julian Savulescu in the April 1999 issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics.
In collaboration with the Dermatology Department at the University of Munster, the cell physiologists from Bochum demonstrated that effect in skin cell cultures and skin explants.
They used new technology to scrutinize the molecular forces that govern cell fate decisions for skin cell reprogramming and the natural process of embryonic development.
The HU team used new technology to scrutinize the molecular forces that govern cell fate decisions for skin cell reprogramming and the natural process of embryonic development.
The HU team used new technology to scrutinise the molecular forces that govern cell fate decisions for skin cell reprogramming and the natural process of embryonic development.
It also helps exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate skin cell renewal.
The scientists added a special gene, of segment of DNA, into the skin cell of a cat.