Dermatology Career and Resource Center

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Revolutionary device diagnoses and treats skin diseases

Source: The University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a specialized laser microscope that can be used as both a diagnostic and treatment tool for the treatment of diseases such as skin cancer. Using an ultrafast infrared laser beam to scan living tissue, the device allows medical professionals to pinpoint the exact location of an abnormality, diagnose it, and treat it by intensifying the heat produced by the laser and without a single incision.

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The skin-deep truth about food allergies

Source: NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Atopic dermatitis, also known as allergic eczema, can serve as a precursor in a clinical progression that leads to food allergies, respiratory allergies and sometimes allergic asthma, particularly in children. In recent research efforts supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, scientists examined the differences in the skin of children with atopic dermatitis and food allergies compared to children with atopic dermatitis alone. By better understanding the common inflammatory skin condition, researchers hope to identify children most at risk for developing food allergies before rashes appear and target effective prevention strategies.

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