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The Nation

An acne skin cream prescribed for teen-agers may spur cell growth in aged skin, a University of Pennsylvania researcher said at a meeting at the Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Albert Kligman, a professor of dermatology, said the skin of 28 elderly women in a Pennsylvania nursing home became thicker and more plastic after topical applications of cream containing the drug retinoic acid. The acid, a derivative of vitamin A, has been used in the treatment of acne for the past 15 years.


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