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What is Vitiligo?
Vitiligo is a long-term condition that causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin - in severe cases these cover the whole body. Vitiligo affects one in every hundred people and can strike anyone at any time, often leading to depression and isolation - especially amongst children. We need your help in finding a cure for this debilitating and distressing disease and to support the millions of vitili...more
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Five grant opportunities of $60,000 each. 19.01.2016
We spotted a page soliciting applications for L'Oréal USA For Women In Science grant. This fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. They can be from any specialty, including vitiligo. Deadline: 5th February 2016. Details
Our top events from 2015. 11.01.2016
The beginning of the year is always a great time to reflect on the past year. We want to take this opportunity to share our 2015 highlights from Vitiligo Land.
Results of a quick poll in December 04.01.2016
Last December, we asked you about preferred format of VRF communications. We received 23 votes in 31 days. The majority with 43% votes would stick with a monthly newsletter, while the second largest group with 30,4% votes would prefer a weekly video blog. See full breakdown of your votes here. After some thought, we decided to continue with our monthly newsletter, with a twist. The upcoming issue will launch our monthly vitiligo product reviews, from vitamins and food supplements to camouflage and a new class of cosmeceuticals. Stay tuned!
Pseudocatalase cream launched in Jordan 21.12.2015
Prof. Lotti has delivered lecture on "The role of H2O2 in vitiligo: new data and new treatments" at the presentation of Vitilase, a new product for vitiligo in Jordan. Based on highly active pseudocatalase, this cream helps induce regimentation in conjunction with sunlight exposure or NB-UVB.
The meeting was organized by the Philadelphia Pharmaceuticals under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Medhat Abdel Malek, MD and attended by over 250 dermatologists coming from 11 countries of the Middle East.
What is coming?
Vitiligo Working Group meeting
4th annual meeting of the Vitiligo Working Group will be held on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. For details and registration, please contact Angie Parks-Miller, VWG Coordi...03 March 2016 10:00, Washington, DC
XVI Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders in Jakarta, Indonesia
Our XVI Master Class on Vitiligo and Pigmentary Disorders will be held in conjunction with the 12th International Congress of International Society of Cosmetic Dermato...02 April 2016 09:00, Jakarta, Indonesia
Who is prone to vitiligo?
Vitiligo affects 0.5-2% of the population, and occurs in all races and all social levels. Vitiligo can affect people of all ages, but often starts between the ages of ...
Is vitiligo contagious?
Vitiligo is NOT contagious. It cannot be passed on or caught from touching someone with vitiligo, shaking hands, swimming in the same pool, sharing towels, sitting nex...
Will it spread?
The condition varies from person to person. Some people only get a few small, white patches that progress no further. Other people get bigger white patches that join u...
Can a gluten-free diet help with vitiligo?
Gluten is the spongy complex of proteins found in wheat, rye and barley, which puffs up when baked with yeast. It is important to realize there are three different...
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