Dr. Brian S. Kim said he believes that in addition to improving skin rash associated with AD, boosting the numbers of NK cells could help restore virus immunity in AD patients, noting that people who have very low numbers of NK cells tend to be more susceptible to the herpes virus, pox viruses and HPV viruses, among others.
The curriculum chair for the 2020 Skin Spectrum Summit is Dr. Gary Sibbald, and he will be leading a prestigious faculty including: Dr. Andrew F. Alexis (New York); Dr. Shafiq Qaadri (Toronto); Dr. Renee Beach (Toronto); Dr. Animesh Sinha (Buffalo, NY); Dr. Monica K. Li (Vancouver); and Dr. Jaggi Rao (Calgary)
“We found that the microbiome in epidermis is unique. It is very different depending on age and gender. On the other hand, the microbiome in dermis is the same—regardless of age and gender. This has not been shown before,” said co-author Lene Bay, in a press release. Bay is a postdoctoral researcher at the department of immunology and microbiology at the University of Copenhagen.
Rates of skin cancer were 8.1% among homosexual men and 8.4% among bisexual men, statistically higher than the rate of 6.7% among heterosexual men. Skin cancer rates were 5.9% among homosexual women and 6.6% among heterosexual women, which was not a statistically significant difference. However, the rate of 4.7% among bisexual women was statistically significantly lower than heterosexual women.
“This study represents an important milestone for the field of plasma medicine,” said co-senior author Richard Wirz, PhD, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCLA Samueli. “It demonstrates that the microneedle patch can realize the plasma delivery while also working with the drug to improve the effectiveness of cancer therapy.”