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Larisa Geskin's first lobbying success led New York state to prohibit indoor tanning for children. Now she's urging Medicaid to help low-income families access sunscreen.
Some compounds found in many personal care products displace natural fat-like molecules in skin cells, which may explain how they cause an allergic skin rash.
Columbia researchers found that a gene associated with an autoimmune form of hair loss could be activated to improve cancer immunotherapy.
- September 22, 2016
Seventy-five percent of patients with an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss had significant hair regrowth after treatment with ruxolitinib.
- December 31, 2014
Interdisciplinary dermatology research is helping advance understanding of conditions like alopecia areata, epidermolysis bullosa, and skin cancer.
- August 17, 2014
Columbia researchers identify immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata and restore hair growth with an FDA-approved drug
- June 25, 2014
During a U.S. News Twitter chat on #SunHealth, Dr. Larisa Geskin offered expert advice on sunscreen, sunglasses, and more.
- May 16, 2014
People diagnosed with celiac disease are not at increased risk of melanoma, researchers at CUMC and Karolinska Institutet have found.
- April 6, 2014
Columbia scientists reveal how touch cells just beneath the skin's surface create our ability to feel fine details and texture.
- December 13, 2013
Tips for avoiding dry, flaky skin during the winter.
- October 21, 2013
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another.
- June 30, 2010
Among the most common forms of hair loss, and perhaps the most common autoimmune disease, alopecia areata affects 5.3 million in U.S.