World Vitiligo Day: Sassoon Hospital spreads awareness through a walkathon

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that often causes skin pigmentation. Discrimination and social stigma are often attached to it. In order to dispel myths surrounding it, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune, for the first time has organised a walkathon and awareness lectures on the occasion of World Vitiligo Day on Monday

World Vitiligo Day: Sassoon Hospital spreads awareness through a walkathonVitiligo is a genetic condition with the most visible manifestation. While it does not cause any major physical harm, it causes a lot of psychological stress. The condition is stigmatised and has many myths surround it. Experts say that a lot needs to be done to sensitise people about this condition. “Vitiligo – educating the […]

Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  

During the pioneering surgery doctors took a sample of skin just four centimetres square from the child and corrected a disease-causing gene defect within its cells. The tissue was then grown into grafts that were used to replace 80 per cent of the boy’s skin over three operations

Scientist save ‘butterfly’ boy with life-threatening disease by using experimental gene therapy  In an induced coma after losing 80 per cent of his skin to a rare genetic condition, seven-year-old Hassan was close to death. But now doctors have saved him after growing an almost completely new skin for him in the laboratory. Hassan, whose family’s full name has not been released, suffered from ‘butterfly disease’, which […]