Alopecia UK Funding

I am pleased to announce that in collaboration in Higgins Lab at Imperial College London, our work on the scalp microbiome in alopecia has been chosen for funding by the Alopecia UK Patient’s Choice for 2020. This is a fascinating area of research with still a lot to be discovered; it is apparent in many skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis that there is a dysbiosis in the resident populations of microbiota and that it can contribute to inflammatory responses in the host (us!). Topical ‘pro and post-biotics’ products are already starting to appear on the market and this is an area that is expected to see huge growth over the coming years. Our research project will help to inform further research as to the implications of any variations in the resident populations of bacteria found in hair loss conditions and also novel therapies that can help to target them.

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