Tag: Dermatology

Innovation, Research

Cytotoxic NK cells also have immunological memory function

October 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Good news for the human immune system: researchers from MedUni Vienna’s Departments of Dermatology and Surgery have managed to ascribe an immunological memory function to a subset of cytotoxic NK cells, which have hitherto been regarded as antigen-non-specific. The researchers […]


Med students ‘feel very behind’ because of COVID-induced disruptions in training

August 31, 2020

Via: The Medical News

COVID-19 is disrupting just about every student’s 2020 education, but medical students have it particularly hard right now. “It’s a nightmare scenario for the class of 2021,” said Jake Berg, a fourth-year student at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Skin cancer diagnosis using AI technology could be as accurate as clinical specialist

October 29, 2019

Via: The Medical News

New clinical data published in Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) demonstrates first-in-class AI algorithm is able to diagnose skin cancer with a high-level of accuracy comparable to a clinical specialist. The study, which is the first of its kind […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Pioneering melanoma test to be made available within two years

September 27, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK have developed a new test that can more accurately predict whether skin cancer is likely to return. The researchers say that for patients with the earliest stages of melanoma, the test can reliably […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial intelligence better than humans in diagnosing pigmented skin lesions

June 12, 2019

Via: The Medical News

When it comes to the diagnosis of pigmented skin lesions, artificial intelligence is superior to humans. In a study conducted under the supervision of the MedUni Vienna human experts “competed” against computer algorithms. The algorithms achieved clearly better results, yet […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers identify genetic component involved in development of familial sarcoidosis

May 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Working with their colleagues from the University of Lyon, researchers from MedUni Vienna’s Center for Pathobiochemistry and Genetics have discovered mutations in genes that regulate the metabolic sensor mTOR in patients with familial sarcoidosis. The results of this new study […]

Innovation, Med Tech

AI could revolutionise dermatology, but key hurdles remain

December 5, 2018


The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of dermatology could provide significant benefit to both patients and dermatologists alike. Not only does AI in dermatology have potential in alerting people when they may need to see a doctor […]

Innovation, Research

Stanford researchers built an algorithm that recognizes pneumonia better than human radiologists

November 21, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A group of Stanford researchers says it has built an algorithm that can diagnose pneumonia in chest x-rays better than the average human radiologists. The group, which includes deep learning researcher Andrew Ng, developed the algorithm using more than 112,000 […]

Innovation, Research

Could probiotics replace antibiotics in wound healing?

August 4, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

The microbiome is known to play a major role in gut health, but what about our skin? Billions of bacteria reside there, and the probiotic types may hold great potential to prevent infections during wound healing. Our skin provides a […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Artificial Intelligence System Matches Dermatologists at Skin Cancer Diagnosis

January 30, 2017

Via: Medgadget

As many jobs are disappearing to automation, the latest profession to also start seeing the future may be dermatology. Stanford University researchers have developed a deep convolutional neural network, an artificial intelligence technique for building a knowledge set, to learn […]


Why Telehealth is Poised to Revolutionize Dermatology

January 25, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

Like so many other industries, healthcare has had to adapt to a consumer base that increasingly prefers web-based services to in-person assistance. But telehealth has proved to be much more than just a convenient alternative to traditional care. By providing […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Spanish scientists create a 3D bioprinter to print human skin

January 24, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Scientists from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), CIEMAT (Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research), Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, in collaboration with the firm BioDan Group, have presented a prototype for a 3D bioprinter that can create […]

Innovation, Research

Avita Medical’s ReCell technology safe, effective for patients suffering with depigmented skin lesions

July 8, 2015

Via: The Medical News

Avita Medical Ltd. (ASX: AVH), (OTCQX: AVMXY), a regenerative medicine company specializing in the treatment of wounds and skin defects, today announced that statistically significant data from a randomized controlled study demonstrated that its single-use autologous cell suspension technology ReCell® […]


This Drug Brought Pigment Back for Woman With Vitiligo

June 29, 2015

Via: time health

Scientists have discovered an existing drug may be able to restore pigment into the skin of people with vitiligo. Vitiligo is a disorder that causes the skin to lose its pigment, and few treatments are consistently effective. The late singer […]


Got acne? Lay off the B12

June 25, 2015

Via: Sciencedaily Health

Vitamin B12 tweaks how genes behave in the facial bacteria of some people who normally enjoy clear skin. The activity changes of the facial bacteria promote inflammation and lead to pimples. By shedding light on one mechanism behind B12’s role […]