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  • 2020-01-25
    IMCAS World Congress 2020 Room: Room 141 - level 1 Date: Saturday 1 February 2020 at 08:00 to 10:00 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...
  • 2019-11-08
    Lee Thomas first noticed white patches on his skin at the age of 25. When they began to spread, he was diagnosed with vitiligo, which—in his words—left him feeling “embarrassed, scared and lost.” Working in TV, on an entertainment show in Louisvil...
  • 2019-10-16
    VR Foundation has partnered with IMCAS (International Master Course on Aging Science) to create a certified program on vitiligo for healthcare professionals in 2020.  For over 25 years, IMCAS has been committed to educating physicians in the medi...
  • 2019-10-12
    The first World Vitiligo Day 2020 Organising Committee meeting took place at the Conference center of CEU University of Madrid, Spain on October 10, 2019. The meeting was attended by 28 participants and moderated by WVD Chair Prof. Torello Lotti a...
  • 2019-10-11
    Two of our articles on the World Vitiligo Day campaign published in the prestigious "Dermatologic Therapy" by Whiley, - a top name in education, with a 200-year heritage of quality publishing. How the Globe Celebrated World Vitiligo Day 2019DOI...
  • 2019-10-04
    Dear reader, Pour yourself a cup of fresh coffee or chai, because I’ve got something interesting for you: Each month I review and summarize hundreds of vitiligo-related news articles and papers for this newsletter. Frankly, most of them are too ...
  • 2019-10-03
    The first meeting of WVD 2020 organizing committee will be held at the Central Academic Aula of the CEU San Pablo University of Madrid, Spain, from 8.00 am to 10 am on October 10, 2019. Next year, the WVD headquarters will continue its internation...
  • 2019-09-17
    Our publishing house already has several books on vitiligo, but we would appreciate donations of other books and educational materials for children and young readers, from pre-school through high school. Books are currently needed for vitiligo co...
  • 2019-09-12
    We are excited to announce Vitiligo Library Grant program! VR Foundation regularly provides free books to help fill bookshelves of vitiligo support groups and activists. We donated from a single signed copy to large quantities of books to nearly ...
  • 2019-09-03
    Feel like getting motivated or just looking for a feel-good news story? There's no better way to take a break from your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a great TED talk from the most respectable name in vitiligo community. Watch this incr...
  • 2019-07-17
    Makeup. One of the constant things that has been around for years and is not going anywhere. Makeup can be used for so many different things. It is art, it is self expression, it is beauty, and it is a mask. What’s the line between using makeup to...
  • 2019-07-12
    Congratulations to our dear colleague Dr. John Harris, who received Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his outstanding contributions to vitiligo research. This award is the highest honor presented by the United State...