Professor Fabian V. Filipp lectures on the biology of malignant melanoma and pigmentation disease. The color of skin is due to the presence of a pigment called melanin, which can absorb cancer-causing sunlight.
Photo by Systems Biology and Cancer Metabolism Laboratory, Fabian V. Filipp. Used with permission. CC BY-SA.
An international team of researchers is probing the links between skin diseases, including cancer, to speed the search for cures.
This African woman suffers from an autoimmune disease called vitiligo which causes the loss of skin pigment.
An autoimmune disease called vitiligo causes white spots to appear on the body, in some cases completely erasing an individual's pigmentation. But a new therapy is on the horizon.
Mad Men actor Jon Hamm claims to be diagnosed with the skin condition vitiligo – but what is it, exactly?
Vitiligo, a human skin condition that turns patches of skin and hair white, it is not a disease we hear much about, although it affects approximately 1% of the population. Most famously, Michael Jackson…