Who we are?
Firmly committed to curing Vitiligo, the VR Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization funding and fast-tracking medical research globally. Our mission is to accelerate the end of suffering for millions of people who suffer from vitiligo through research, support and education » » »more
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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Newsletter mid-May 2017 is on it's way out 16.05.2017
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Grey hair hint repigmentation strategy in vitiligo 16.05.2017
Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas unintentionally discovered the mechanisms that give rise to hair graying and baldness, according to the recent publication in the journal Genes and Development. A parallel research from an international group supported by the VR Foundation developed a novel technique for repigmentation of senescence grey hair. These findings show promise for the development of new therapies for both grey hair and vitiligo.
April's newsletter highlights 27.04.2017
The VRF newsletter is an excellent way to quickly consume news on vitiligo, lifestyle and skincare in general, in an educational and entertaining way. It usually goes out on the last weekend of every month, and occasionally, in the middle of the month, too. We'll challenge you with different points of view on healthcare, and inspire you to learn more about the skin you’re in, and the world around you. There are no animations, videos, or click-baity images to annoy you - it’s just the news and the facts, served up with a healthy of dose sarcasm and a splash of humor.
What you may have missed in the newsletter last month. 02.04.2017
I’m sure you feel there is too much information floating around. And turning this sea of data into anything meaningful on any subject requires more effort than most people’s available time, energy or memory. Not to mention the fact that half of studies you read about in the news are wrong, anyways, - but which one is true?
That's why each month I scour the web to ensure you never miss anything worthwhile on vitiligo health and lifestyle. And I put some great stuff for you in the newsletter, which I’m confident will brighten up your weekend. Here is just a snippet of what you may have missed last month
What is coming?
United Nations ECOSOC session
The tenth session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will take place from Tuesday 13 to Thursday ...13 June 2017 10:00, UN Plaza, New York
World Vitiligo Day celebration conference in Detroit, USA
U.S. World Vitiligo Day 2017 Theme: "Step Up for Vitiligo: A Call for Truth, Hope and Change!" Reflecting the mission of the “Step Up for Vitiligo” campaign that came...23 June 2017 18:00, Detroit, Michigan, USA
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...
What causes vitiligo?
The precise cause of vitiligo is not well understood. The white areas appear due to loss of the pigment (melanin) that gives skin its color and protects it from the su...
Isn't it just a cosmetic disorder?
Like it or not, we live in a society where appearance matters. It should come as no surprise that vitiligo impacts on the psychological well-being and quality of life ...
How to get insurance coverage for vitiligo treatments?
Most of health insurance companies will initially reject claims for vitiligo doctor visits or phototherapy treatments but with enough efforts you can have a substantia...
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