Defense Grant Awarded to Develop Stem Cell Therapies for EB, Wound Care
“We are very
excited to receive such a strong endorsement from the U.S. Department of
Defense,” said Ganna Bilousova, a professor of dermatology at CU School
of Medicine and member of the consortium. “It is extremely difficult to advance
any type of novel therapies into the clinic without the benefit of compelling
government interest and support.”
Buddy Check9: Skin cancer
Check9 Day, Neil Box and Robert Dellavalle, both from the
University of Colorado, talk about skin cancer. Box: “The other thing that
people don’t realize is that sunburns and excessive sun damage actually age
your skin, making you look a lot older at a younger age.”
“One of the things that we’re excited about is a camera that can show hidden UV
How to Avoid the Most Common Sunscreen Mistakes
might have noticed some comically high-SPF sunscreens lining drugstore shelves.
According to Theresa Pacheco, of University of Colorado–Denver, “SPF 15 is
good. SPF 30 is better.” Anything higher, she says, doesn’t make much of a
difference. An SPF 15 sunscreen will block about 93 percent of UVB rays,
compared to 97 percent for SPF 30 and 98 percent for SPF 50.
Bar Soaps May be Better than Body Washes for Contact Dermatitis Patients
Chronic contact dermatitis
often is tied to hidden allergens found in shampoos, soaps, and body washes,
according to Cory Dunnick, MD.