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  1. Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is an increasingly common hair disorder characterised, in most cases, by a specific pattern of hair loss along the frontal hairline. The exact cause of this condition is complex and likely to be related to both genetic and environmental factors (i.e. multifactorial). A recent exciting new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (November 2017) looked at how some of the genetic factors might contribute to this disease. In particular, this study examined the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in the development of FFA. miRNAs are relatively newly discovered short non-coding RNA molecules found in humans that bind specifically to messenger RNA, involved in the process of gene expression, ultimately resulting in downregulation of protein expression and affecting aspects of cellular function and turnover. In this study, the researchers compared miRNA expression from blood samples of 10 FFA patients and 10 non-affected controls. They found that 55 miRNAs were upregulated in the blood of patients with FFA while 11 miRNAs were downregulated compared to controls. They also examined miRNA expression patterns in the affected scalps of 7 patients with FFA and compared with 7 non-affected controls. Importantly, they found 9 circulating miRNAs that were more commonly expressed in the scalps of patients with FFA compared with controls. Of these, 4 particular miRNAs were found to be highly linked to the disease. Using new analytical techniques, they discovered that these 4 miRNAs were linked to essential cell signalling, transport and adhesion pathways suggesting possible mechanisms as to how they might contribute to the disease process in FFA. This exciting study helps us to define further the complex interplay of genetic factors that contribute to FFA and, perhaps more importantly, identifies possible targets for therapeutic intervention in the future for this difficult disease. However, like all gene analysis studies, further research is necessary to determine exactly how these miRNAs might contribute to FFA and how they can be targeted in the future.
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    1st World Congress of Trichoscopy and Symposium All About Hair and NailsDate: 15th - 17th March 2018Venue: Warsaw Marriott Hotel, Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79, WarszawaOrganiser: The International Trichoscopy Society, founded in May 2017Website: http://www.hairnails2018.com/1.2018/en/Invitation__5.html The International Trichoscopy Society was established after the impressive success of trichoscopy, a new diagnostic method, which recently developed into a basic diagnostic tool in dermatological practice. Trichoscopy also evolved into a great research tool in dermatology. The 1st World Congress of Trichoscopy will be combined with the symposium All About Hair and Nails, which will be an excellent setting to discuss the current progress in diagnosing hair, scalp and nail disorders. Worldwide opinion leaders will share with you knowledge about current standards and new therapeutic methods in hair, scalp and nail disorders. The value of cosmetic products as adjuvant products in dermatological practice will be discussed. Pre-congress courses will focus on basic trichoscopy and nail surgery. Young scientists are especially encouraged to present their recent findings and case reports. The ITS is looking forward welcoming you in Warsaw, one of the most modern cities in Europe.
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    98th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Dermatologists AGM of the British Association of DermatologistsDate: 3rd-5th July 2018Venue: EICC Edinburgh, UKOrganiser: British Association of DermatologistsEmail: conference@bad.org.uk Address The Exchange Edinburgh, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE Program See draft program now attached. Interested in submitting an abstract for consideration for 98th Annual Meeting, click here Abstract Submission Deadlines: Abstract Submissions - Main Meeting Deadline: by midnight on Monday 8th January 2018 Special Interest Group Submissions The BHNS talks will take place on Thursday 5th July. Deadline: by midnight on Monday 5th February 2018 More information: http://www.bad.org.uk/events/annualmeeting If you have any questions, particularly about accommodation, please contact rose.wilmot@nhs.net Thanks, Rose BNHS Session with Guest speaker talk titles.doc
  4. Update on Nail Disorders Meeting

    Photos from the 'Update on Nail Disorders' Meeting at Cheltenham, 2017