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EB researchers break new ground with skin graft trial

9 November 2017

An international team of researchers has broken new ground with a pioneering skin grafting procedure, reconstructing a fully functional outer skin – or epidermis – for a child suffering from a severe, and often fatal, form of EB.

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Developing Treatments for Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex

6 October 2017

Gene therapy may be a promising treatment in the future for Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EBS), where stem cells could be cultured outside of the body, modified and returned as transplants.

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Drug repurposing – are we making progress in EB?

16 August 2017

Recently DEBRA UK funded a project with Professor Jouni Uitto at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA to look at novel approaches for “read through of nonsense mutations” in COL7A1.

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British Association of Dermatologists Launch Skin Support

11 July 2017

The British Association of Dermatologists has launched a website called Skin Support. The website contains resources on skin conditions and support leaflets aimed at helping people to address common problems sometimes associated with skin conditions such as how to regain confidence and low mood.

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Professor Jemima Mellerio gives Inaugural Lecture at Kings College London

4 July 2017

DEBRA would like to congratulate Professor Jemima Mellario on her recent Professorship and her inaugural presentation at Kings College London.

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