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Cross-section of human skin

An NIH Illustration of the cross-section of human skin. Epidermis Dermis Squamous cells Epidermis Basal cells Melanocyte Dermis National Cancer Institute

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In the areas of skin health and skin diseases, the NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has a wide range of topics under study and through funding of research outside NIAMS. These include disorders such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and other chronic inflammatory skin disorders, acne, and many others.

Fall 2008 Issue: Volume 3 Number 4 Page 25