• General Dermatology
  • Eczema
  • Alopecia
  • Aesthetics
  • Vitiligo
  • COVID-19
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Precision Medicine and Biologics
  • Rare Disease
  • Wound Care
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Melasma
  • NP and PA
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Drug Watch
  • Pigmentary Disorders
  • Acne
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Practice Management

Derm In The News: June 23-29


Keep up with the latest headlines in dermatology from the past week, including application of AI in dermatology, exposure to forever chemicals through the skin, and more.

Derm In The News logo

Healthcare IT News: New applications of AI in dermatology from Piction Health

Susan Conover, cofounder and CEO of digital health company Pictin Health, highlighted their artificial intelligence- enabled dermatology tool in a recent interview. She emphasized their successful $6 million funding round and outlined plans to expand their tool's accessibility and forge new partnerships within the health care sector.

Idaho Mountain Express Newspaper: St. Luke's expands dermatology services

The dermatology department at St. Luke’s Wood River in Idaho has recently acquired a pulse-dye laser, aimed at treating various skin conditions with precision. Garrett Coman, MD, a dermatologist at St. Luke’s Wood River, noted significant demand for such treatments, which have been among the clinic’s most frequent referrals. The addition of this technology, funded in part by the St. Luke’s Wood River Foundation, is expected to enhance health care services throughout the Wood River Valley.

Washington Post: Scientists found another way we're exposed to 'forever chemicals': Through our skin

A new study has discovered that "forever chemicals," toxic compounds present in common beauty and personal care products such as sunscreen, waterproof mascara, and lipstick, have the ability to penetrate human skin and enter the bloodstream. This finding underscores concerns about the potential health risks associated with these chemicals, which are known for their persistence and bioaccumulative properties, suggesting that further research is needed to better understand the extent of exposure and its implications for human health.

Axios: Scientists create smiling robot face from living human skin cells

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have unveiled a humanoid robot face made from lab-grown, self-healing human skin. This artificial skin, composed of living cells mimicking human skin ligaments primarily made of collagen and elastin, was integrated onto a 3D facial mold and 2D skin robot. The innovation aims to enhance robotic platforms with capabilities such as increased mobility, self-healing properties, embedded sensing, and a more lifelike appearance, potentially benefiting industries like cosmetics and aiding in surgical training.

Microsoft: From bioscience to skin care, startups are harnessing AI to solve problems big and small

Startups are increasingly leveraging artificial intelligence to tackle diverse challenges, from biodiversity research to personalized skin care solutions. Haut.AI, based in Estonia and part of Microsoft's startup programs, uses generative AI for customizable skin diagnostics, offering consumers personalized skin care recommendations through selfie analysis.

Harvard Health: One surprising effect of wildfires: itchy, irritated skin

Wildfires, increasingly intense and frequent, appear to exacerbate skin conditions such as eczema, causing heightened itchiness and irritation. Research indicates that wildfire smoke with airborne pollutants can trigger oxidative stress pathways in the body, damaging the skin barrier and prompting inflammatory responses that worsen eczema symptoms. Recent observations, including a notable surge in eczema cases during periods of severe air pollution, underscore the impact of environmental factors on skin health.

Have you seen any dermatology headlines this week that we may have missed? Share with us by emailing our team at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com.

Related Videos
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.