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  • 2020-09-14
    First patient enrolled in AVITA Therapeutic’s study in Miami earlier this week. The prospective study is evaluating the RECELL system for repigmentation of patients with stable vitiligo, meaning they have not had new vitiligo lesions or lesions th...
  • 2020-07-06
    This exclusive analysis will help you to understand competitive environment for vitiligo therapies,  the key biotech companies involved in vitiligo drug development, along with its clinical trial status, pharmacological action, agreements and coll...
  • 2020-07-02
    Temprian Therapeutics, a spinoff from Northwestern University with patent for DNA-based vitiligo treatment, has made it to the finals of the Nature Spinoff Prize. The 12 finalists represent companies from the United States, United Kingdom, Switze...
  • 2020-06-26
    Amid the chaos wrought by the virus, a weeklong commemoration is taking place across the world. From Hungary on June 20th to Detroit on June 27th, events are happening everywhere: 🇭🇺 June 20: HUNGARY - Adrienn Széles @Local (Lake Balaton)🇨🇳 June ...
  • 2020-06-25
    Hungarian vitiligo support group kicked off World Vitiligo Day 2020 celebrations with event at the Lake Balaton on June 20th. WVD webinar in China was watched by 5,51 million people!    🇭🇺 HUNGARY Adrienn Széles, a vitiligo ambassador to Hungary...
  • 2020-06-24
    As the world grapples with a global pandemic, World Vitiligo Day has moved online. So, there’s a different vibe for June 25th this year – but it will be no less memorable or important. In this short video posted here below, Yan Valle -  CEO VRF a...
  • 2020-06-23
    Inevitably, World Vitiligo Day takes on a new form this year. As the world grapples with a global pandemic, WVD has moved online. So, there’s a different vibe for June 25th this year – but it will be no less memorable or important. A celebration i...
  • 2020-04-15
    We continue IGTV series on self-confidence with Natalie Jones, a life coach and vitiligo spokesperson. Watch Part 2 on Instagram today and stay tuned for the next one! Here's Part 1 in case you missed it.  
  • 2020-04-10
    Here’s to our amazing healthcare workers who keep on keeping on through the global COVID pandemic ✨ We thank you for your service now more than ever! Tag a healthcare worker you’re thankful on Instagram #vitiligo #covid Photo: Gisel Maria  
  • 2020-04-03
    The World Vitiligo Day conference in Minneapolis, USA has been cancelled due to COVID19. Alicia Rouf, WVD 2020 USA Chair says in the newsletter:"We have been monitoring daily recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CD...
  • 2020-03-15
    Am I at higher risk of catching SARS-CoV-2 if I have vitiligo? In short, NO.  The normal role of our immune system is to protect us from external and internal threats, like infections and cancers.  Yet, we do not know every detail about how the ...
  • 2020-03-11
    World Vitiligo Day 2020 international headquarters continue its journey and move from Vietnam to Serbia, under the firm leadership of Prof. Ivana Binic. Sadly, the tenth annual WVD celebrations will not go ahead, as planned.  Three months into t...
  • 2020-02-26
    Due to extenuating circumstances, this MEETING IS POSTPONED until further notice. On Monday March 30, 2020, FDA is conducting its first public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Vitiligo. The meeting is intended to allow FDA to ob...
  • 2020-02-15
    Pfizer offers $80,000 under their Global Medical Grant program to US-based academic institutions. Grant will support fellowship programs at institutions with expertise in inflammatory and immune-mediated dermatological disorders - including vitili...
  • 2020-02-12
    It's not uncommon for people to suffer from several illnesses at once, or comorbidities.  Comorbidities usually occur because they have the same root cause, and may share the same risk factors. They are very common: nearly half of older Americans...
  • 2020-02-08
    VR Foundation has joined forces with Natalie Jones, a Skin Confidence Coach, to bring you IGTV series of educational and uplifting videos on vitiligo. Confidence coaching helps elevate your self-image, get through dark thoughts and maintain a pos...
  • 2020-02-05
    FAQ Summary: Vitamin D plays a central role in the prevention of different inflammatory and chronic diseases. Consuming 1,000–4,000 IU (25–100 mcg) of vitamin D3 daily should be ideal for most people to sustain good health. Specialists generally r...
  • 2020-02-03
    Our co-authored paper titled Emerging drugs for the treatment of vitiligo has been published in the journal Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs. This study comprehensively summarizes the current concepts in the pathogenesis of vitiligo with special ...
  • 2020-01-25
    IMCAS World Congress 2020 Room: Room 141 - level 1 Date: Saturday 1 February 2020 at 08:00 to 12:00 Topic module : Clinical Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Speakers: Dr Yan VALLE: Presentation of World Vitiligo Day Pr Nanja VAN GEEL: ...
  • 2020-01-17
    How did a small local event to help people with vitiligo in Nigeria develop into a huge global movement in less than a decade? And how did it get so much support that more than 500,000 have now signed a petition asking the UN for official recognit...
  • 2020-01-13
    Vitiligo Research Foundation has teamed up with Sanguine, a provider of at-home clinical research services, to give you the opportunity to contribute to the development of new vitiligo treatments from the comfort of your home. Participation requi...
  • 2020-01-09
    A quick update to our exclusive Vitiligo Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Insights, which helps you understand competitive environment for vitiligo therapies and the key biotech companies involved in vitiligo drug development. Avita Medical re...
  • 2020-01-01
    Happy New Year! We hope many of you are enjoying your haul of pajama pants, faux fur hats or Starbucks gift cards. If you didn't score that iPhone 11 stocking surprise, don't hold a grudge against your family forever, there's a Chinese New Year ce...
  • 2019-12-31
    What a difference a decade makes, especially in an obscure disease like vitiligo. For a stark example, look no further than the number and value of the biotech companies involved in vitiligo drug development in 2010 - essentially, zero - and nearl...
  • 2019-12-25
    Some people find that certain foods may worsen their vitiligo symptoms or that others may improve their skin condition. We found no scientific evidence that a specific diet can prevent, ease symptoms, treat or cure vitiligo. It does not mean there...

FAQOther Questions

  • What causes vitiligo?

    Surprisingly, the causes of vitiligo are yet to be precisely established. Researchers know the cause is pre-wired in your genes, just waiting for a bad luck moment. In about hal...

  • Polypodium leucotomos as an adjunct treatment for vitiligo?

    Extracts of the tropical fern Polypodium leucotomos appear to have beneficial properties for the vitiligious skin. Polypodium leucotomos (also classified as Polypodium aureum) a...

  • What's better: laser or phototherapy?

    In a recent study researchers assessed effect and safety of different laser and phototherapy treatments, such as excimer laser/light, narrowband UVB, UVA and PUVA. No significa...