Category: skin

Europeans evolved white skin in the last 8,000 years.

Europeans evolved white skin in the last 8,000 years.

The Harvard University library collection has a book bound in…

The Harvard University library collection has a book bound in human skin. It is Des destinées de l’ame by Arsène Houssaye.

Photo : WELLCOME LIBRARY via BBC

Doctors in Brazil are treating burn victims using fish skin….

Doctors in Brazil are treating burn victims using fish skin. When applied to a burn, the fish skin creates a protective layer and keeps the burn moist. It also has high levels of collagen, which promotes healing.

Xin Zhui’s body, who died in 163 BCE, is so well preserved…

Xin Zhui’s body, who died in 163 BCE, is so well preserved that her skin is still soft her arms and legs can bend, and her internal organs are still intact.