More than a dozen years after they were discovered, a rare skin condition called cleft lips has been revealed.
In an attempt to understand how it occurs, Dr. Sarah Jaffe from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has performed an in-depth study on the condition.
“We really have never seen a study that has looked at this before, and we know of no other study that looked at cleft lids in this way,” she said.
“We hope that this will open a new path to understanding this condition.”
Dr. Jaffe and her team at Johns Hopkins began researching cleft moles in 2007 when they discovered clefting in more than 200 patients in the U.S. They were shocked to discover that there were many people with the condition who had no idea they had it.
They then conducted a detailed study in 2014, which showed that the condition affects nearly 50 percent of the population.
The cleft occurs at the top of the lips, just below the lipsbone, where the lips become abnormally swollen and inflamed.
The condition can occur when there is a change in diet, medications, or the exposure to bacteria in the mouth.
When Dr. Jaffa began studying the condition, she didn’t know what to expect.
“I didn’t really know that there was a connection to lip cancer,” she told The Huffington Post.
“But I really thought that the patients were healthy.
They weren’t overweight, they didn’t smoke, and they didn-they were all healthy.”
She had some hope that they could find a cure, but the first step was to figure out what the condition was and how it might be treated.
“The problem is that there is no way to really tell, because we don’t know the exact cause, or how to fix it,” she explained.
It turns out that there are two major factors at play in the development of cleft mouth.
The first is a type of protein called lipoprotein lipase, which can turn up in the cells of the skin.
The protein also helps the cells produce collagen, which is the hard material that makes up the lips.
This collagen can also act as a lubricant, helping the lips move and seal.
Dr Jaffan said that one of the things that’s really interesting about cleft mouths is that they’re not the result of something that is common to all of us.
She also discovered that the cleft can be repaired.
While some people can repair the clefts themselves, other patients have a genetic predisposition to the condition or other conditions.
“This was the first study that really looked at how to repair these types of problems,” Dr. John G. Johnson, professor of dermatology and ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins School of Ophthalmology, said in a statement.
Johnson said that it’s important to look at the skin as a whole, not just the skin around the lips or lipbone.
He said that the most important step is to get the right type of treatment, which involves getting the right diet and having a good diet.
“To do this, you have to understand that the lipoproteins are the building blocks of your body, and the cleaves are the glue that holds the lip,” Johnson said.
For now, the condition has been largely dismissed by the medical community, but Dr. Johnson believes that the research will eventually lead to a cure.
“There are many patients that have it and there are many treatments,” he said.
“I don’t think this is a major problem in the general population, and I hope it will be something that we will see more people with.”
While the condition is rarely serious, there is some evidence that the disease is associated with other health problems.
The disease affects about 5 to 10 percent of women, and some people may have no symptoms at all.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the number of people with this condition has increased from 5.4 million in 2004 to 20.7 million in 2014.
If you or anyone you know needs immediate medical attention, call 1-800-CDC-INFO.