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Derm In The News: October 1-7

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Keep up with the latest headlines in dermatology from the past week, including an accessible dermatology clinic for under or uninsured patients, a groundbreaking 3D bioprinting technique to create near-perfect human skin grafts for wound healing, and more.

WRDW: Medical students open dermatology clinic for those without insurance

In Augusta, Georgia, a team of medical students from the Medical College of Georgia have banded together to open a dermatology clinic aimed at supporting the needs of patients without insurance coverage or who are considered to be under the federal poverty line. The clinic is open on the first Monday of every other month.

Egypt Today: Egyptian dermatology expert makes Stanford University's top scientist list

Mohamed Lotfy El-Saai, a professor of dermatology and venereology at Egypt's National Research Center, has been selected by Stanford University for the third consecutive year as one of the top 2% of the world's most cited scientists in the field of dermatology for 2023. This recognition, based on standardized citation metrics and published by Elsevier International Publishing, underscores Egypt's global scientific contributions.

Daily Mail: Scientists print functional SKIN for the first time, giving hope to burn victims and wounded veterans

Researchers at Wake Forest University in North Carolina have developed a groundbreaking 3D bioprinting technique to create near-perfect human skin grafts for wound healing. These lab-engineered skin grafts, composed of six types of human skin cells, mimic the biological makeup of human skin and have been proven to heal wounds faster than traditional grafts in animal studies, leaving less scarring.

WITN: STOPPING CANCER IN ITS TRACKS: Team of ECU medical professionals developing molecule to stop skin cancer cells

Rukiyah Van-Dross Anderson, PhD, and her team at the ECU Brody School of Medicine are diligently working on melanoma skin cancer research, with the goal of finding a solution to combat this deadly form of cancer. They have developed a promising molecule that they believe can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. Clinical trials may be the next step if the molecule proves successful in testing.

BBC: Exeter medical students pioneer use of diverse skin tones

Medical students at the University of Exeter have taken initiative to create educational resources that include a variety of skin tones to address the lack of diversity in medical education materials. They have established the "Skin Diversity Project" to raise awareness about this issue and have also set up a website featuring images of common skin conditions across different skin tones. These efforts aim to promote inclusivity in medical education and healthcare access for all, particularly for minority ethnic groups. Another student has launched the "Skin For All" website, emphasizing diversity in medical education resources to better serve patients from diverse backgrounds.

9News: Study reveals link between hair loss and skin cancer

A new study has uncovered the link between hair loss and an increased risk of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. Researchers from QIMR Berghofer found that individuals with hair loss, particularly balding men, have greater sun exposure on their scalp and neck due to the absence of hair protection, making them more susceptible to sun damage and skin cancer. While previous theories had suggested a connection to testosterone, the study's genetic analyses ruled out a direct link.

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

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