UCTV presents expert insights into the diagnosis and treatment of skin and skin disorders.
Stem Cells as Architects of Their Niches and Their Mechanical Forces
Dr. Elaine Fuchs is an American cell biologist, famous for her work on the biology and molecular mechanisms of mammalian skin and skin diseases, who helped lead the modernization of dermatology. Fuchs pioneered reverse genetics approaches, which assess protein function first and then assess its role in development and disease. In particular, Fuchs researches skin stem cells, and their production of hair and skin. She is an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University. In this talk, she presents her paper as published in the September 2, 2020 issue of Nature. Series: "Breaking News in Stem Cells: Southern California Stem Cell Seminar Series" [Health and Medicine] [Science] [Show ID: 36176]
How Climate Change Affects Your Skin
Our climate is changing and the world is warming. Our health and well-being will be impacted. What does this have to do with skin? As out first line of defense we rely on our skin to be a barrier and protector. Dr. Mary Williams, Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCSF, looks at the effects of air pollution and climate change on the skin. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 35927]
Comforatable in My Skin: Dermatological Issues in Down Syndrome
Noemi Alice Spinazzi, MD, FAAP, UCSF School of Medicine. Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 34669]
Dermatology and Developmental Disabilities
Renee Howard, MD, Dermatology, UCSF Series: "Developmental Disabilities Update" [Health and Medicine] [Education] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 34670]
Skin Lesions and Cancers: When is a Spot More than a Spot?
Skin cancers -- including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma -- often start as changes to your skin. Dr. Lindsay Fox discusses the warning signs to look for. Series: "Mini Medical School for the Public" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 34160]
Smart Bandage Detects Invisible Wounds
"We set out to create a type of bandage that could detect bedsores as they are forming, before the damage reaches the surface of the skin," said Michel Maharbiz, UC Berkeley associate professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences and head of the smart bandage project. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, Berkeley engineers, in collaboration with colleagues at UC San Francisco, have created a new "smart bandage" that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers, or bedsores, before they can be seen by human eyes and while recovery is still possible. Series: "UC Berkeley News" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 30060]