The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) named board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Tan, MD, FAAD, a Patient Care Hero for making critical skin care and hygiene items easily accessible to individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scientists are planning for Phase 1 human trials of a vaccine they developed by using CRISPR gene-editing technology to mutate the parasite that causes leishmaniasis, a skin disease common in tropical regions of the world and gaining ground in the United States.
In a study to be published in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers report on using a skin cream infused with microscopic particles, named STAR particles, to potentially facilitate better treatment of skin diseases including psoriasis, warts, and certain types of skin cancer.
A Western diet containing both high fat and high sugar can induce observable skin inflammation, a study by UC Davis Health researchers has found.
A recent study suggests that maternal depression in the postpartum period, and even beyond, is associated with the development of atopic dermatitis throughout childhood and adolescence.
The American Academy of Dermatology has honored board-certified dermatologist Karen Wiss, MD, FAAD, as a Patient Care Hero for her role in treating a patient born with an extremely rare skin disease caused by a genetic mutation. The condition, known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), is commonly called “the butterfly disease,” because it causes skin to be extremely fragile and blister easily after minor rubbing or scratching. It affects fewer than one in 1 million people.