The news that a cure for vitiligo has been found due to the research to reverse the effects of graying hair, is circulating every form of media. The truth is, though, this is not a new concept. For years we have considered a link between the buildup of hydrogen peroxide on the skin and vitiligo. Scientists have now discovered that the buildup of hydrogen peroxide in hair follicles is what causes hair to turn gray (a.k.a. oxidative stress); hence, linking it to vitiligo. Read more
Newswise — MAYWOOD, Il. – Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine researchers have developed a genetically modified protein that dramatically reverses the skin disorder vitiligo in mice, and has similar effects on immune responses in human skin tissue samples.
The modified protein is potentially the first effective treatment for vitiligo, which causes unsightly white patches on the face, hands and other parts of the body. Loyola University Chicago has submitted a patent application for the protein, and researchers are seeking regulatory approval and funding for a clinical trial in humans. Read more
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I haven’t had any new white patches of vitiligo in the past few Read more
Feeling depressed is the most common complaint that I receive from readers who send me emails. It’s only natural that we go through periods where we feel more self-conscious about our white patches of vitiligo; after all, our self-image has been completely altered by the changes to the color of our skin. Read more