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  • 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: ...
  • 2020-01-21
    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...
  • 2020-01-17
    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...
  • 2019-12-08
    There’s currently neither a cure for vitiligo, nor a universal method for limiting the spread of white lesions. Visible symptoms are temporarily reversible with a range of treatments, but it is not possible to predict what will work best for which...
  • 2019-12-03
    Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? It's a global day of giving back at the beginning of the holidays season, following an indulgence spree of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And in just a moment, I am going to ask you to make a charitable contribut...
  • 2019-12-02
    Today’s awareness for vitiligo is fueled not only by the World Vitiligo Day campaign activists. Dozens of musicians inspire change in society with a song, an album, or a strong statement on behalf of the vitiligo community. Compiling a list of art...
  • 2019-11-28
    PLAGIARISM IN SCIENCE Plagiarism is a major problem for research worldwide. There are certain circumstances that make plagiarism more or less grave and the plagiariser more or less responsible, —  but it ain't good, period. Not only it distorts t...
  • 2019-11-25
    At the Drug Development Summit in Boston, MA, a biotech startup Temprian Therapeutics announced a key in-license deal from Northwestern University.  The pending patent forms the backbone for TT-01, a DNA-based drug under development by Temprian T...
  • 2019-11-23
    Welcome to the new edition of VRF Newsletter, a monthly dose of news on the latest in vitiligo research, treatments and lifestyle — and everything around and in-between. For our inaugural newsletter, we're talking about: a) fake science and its e...

FAQOther Questions

  • Can Ayurveda help with vitiligo?

    People have used herbs and natural remedies to treat skin conditions for centuries. Vitiligo is an auto-immune condition that causes white patches of skin to develop and expand...

  • 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 next to someo...

  • Are there any famous people with vitiligo?

    Many celebrities have dealt with vitiligo while remaining in the public eye, maintaining a positive outlook, and having a successful career. Here are a few courageous famous peo...