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Girl, 1, blisters at the slightest touch
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Rhiannon Atkinson, 30, from South Wales, was told her daughter, Pippa, one, had epidermolysis bullosa. Her skin blisters and tears at just the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pennsylvania boy is born with 'butterfly skin' disease
Lennon Gregory, who lives in Masontown, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) just 26 hours after he was born. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Skin condition has turned woman's hands into mittens
Myra Ali, 29, from Solihull, West Midland, suffers from a genetic complaint known as epidermolysis bullosa – also called the 'butterfly condition' – where skin is so delicate it tears constantly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidermolysis Bullosa teenager lives with painful blisters
Khewjira Phanij, from central Thailand,  was born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) - an incurable condition. The disease causes the 16-year-old's skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene finding to eradicate severe blistering disorder of the skin found in dogs
(University of Helsinki) Researchers at the University of Helsinki have identified a novel gene defect that causes a hereditary blistering disorder of the skin, epidermolysis bullosa, in dogs. Epidermolysis bullosa, found in the Central Asian Shepherd dog breed, occurs also in humans due to an identical gene found in both canines and humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

11-month-boy suffers from epidermolysis bullosa
Jamie White, from Staffordshire, was born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) - an incurable condition. It causes his skin to tear at the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the 'butterfly' baby
Jamie White, from Staffordshire, was born with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) - an incurable condition. It causes his skin to tear at the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exton firm advancing drug candidate to help 'butterfly children'
Fibrocell Science Inc., a Chester County gene and cell therapy company, is making progress on its experimental treatment to help “butterfly children.” The Exton company’s lead drug candidate, FCX-007, is being developed to treat a condition known as recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB). The rare skin disease afflicts an estimated 1,100 to 2,500 people, mostly children, nationwide. The condition prevents t he layers of skin from forming properly. As a result, pediatric patients… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Epidermolysis bullosa sufferer, 4, can't be hugged
Jasmine Ritchie has epidermolysis bullosa which makes her skin so delicate that the slightest touch can make it tear. Mother Anna, from Gloucestershire, said: 'She ’s not giving up, so neither will we' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana expansion
Legislation Gov. Nathan Deal signed Tuesday will add six illnesses to the list of medical conditions that qualify for treatment in Georgia with a form of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 expands access to cannabis oil to Georgians suffering from Tourette's syndrome; autism spectral disorder in the case of adults and severe autism in children; epidermolysis bullosa; severe or end stage Alzheimer's disease, AIDS or peripheral neuropathy; and hospice patients who have been authorized by their physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Gov. Deal signs medical marijuana expansion
Legislation Gov. Nathan Deal signed Tuesday will add six illnesses to the list of medical conditions that qualify for treatment in Georgia with a form of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 16 expands access to cannabis oil to Georgians suffering from Tourette's syndrome; autism spectral disorder in the case of adults and severe autism in children; epidermolysis bullosa; severe or end stage Alzheimer's disease, AIDS or peripheral neuropathy; and hospice patients who have been authorized by their physicians… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

Los Angeles woman with Epidermolysis Bullosa survives
Vanessa Leinert, 30, from Los Angeles, wasn't expected to make it past the age of three as a rare skin condition causes her skin to fall off every time she walks, gets dressed or even uses her hands. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guest Contributor: Debra of America on Epidermolysis Bullosa
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to host a Q&A with Brett Kopelan, executive director for Debra of America. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - March 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Rare Diseases Source Type: news

Guest Post: Debra of America on Epidermolysis Bullosa
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today ’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest contributors, including patients, stakeholders, innovators and others, to share their perspectives and point of view. Views represented here may not be those of PhRMA, though they are no less key to a healthy dialogue on issues in health care today.We are pleased to host a Q&A with Brett Kopelan, executive director for Debra of America. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - March 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Guest Contributor Tags: Rare Diseases Source Type: news

Medical marijuana expansion clears Georgia House
Legislation expanding Georgia's two-year-old medical marijuana law cleared the state House of Representatives Wednesday. House lawmakers voted 156-6 to add eight medical conditions to the list qualifying Georgia patients to use cannabis oil, including Tourette's syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, epidermolysis bullosa, Alzheimer's disease, human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, autoimmun e disease and peripheral neuropathy. Patients with eight illnesses – including… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Williams Source Type: news

[Perspective] Fibroblasts become fat to reduce scarring
Following cutaneous injury in adult mammals, one of two outcomes can occur: successful healing with scar formation or nonsuccessful healing and a chronic wound. In humans, scar formation can be classified in terms of “normal scar” formation versus pathologically increased fibrosis, as seen in hypertrophic scarring and keloids (1). Although scarring does not look or function like surrounding unwounded skin, it allows one to survive injury (and hence, procreate). However, extensive scarring from burns and conditions such as scleroderma or epidermolysis bulosa are not only unsightly but also contribute to substant...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Charles K. F. Chan Tags: Tissue Regeneration Source Type: news

Fibrocell Announces Leadership Changes
John Maslowski Succeeds David Pernock as Chief Executive Officer Douglas Swirsky Appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors EXTON, Pa., Dec. 19, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Fibrocell Science, Inc. (FCSC) today announced that J... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Fibrocell Science, epidermolysis bullosa (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bolton boy with incurable skin condition relies on wheelchair
Rhys Williams, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, was diagnosed at birth with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa - an incurable genetic condition. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Santa Fe student suffering from rare skin condition upbeat despite online abuse
Lucy Beall Lott, 17, from Santa Fe, was diagnosed with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa when she was born. The condition causes her skin to shed and painful blisters to form. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agony of young mother whose daughter has rare skin blistering condition
Danni Latham, 21, from Walsall, West Midlanfds, was devastated when midwives explained her daughter Isla had no skin on her hands or feet thanks to a rare condition called Epidermolysis bullosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibrocell to begin Phase I/II trial of FCX-007 to treat RDEB
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for Fibrocell Science to start a Phase I/II clinical trial of its orphan gene-therapy product candidate, FCX-007, to treat recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) in adults. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - April 18, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mystery of the 13 people with 'superhero DNA'
Conclusion The researchers have presented some intriguing results, but their inability to contact the individuals identified in the study puts the results in question. As well as the explanation the researchers put forward, it's possible that the results are simply due to mistakes in the records. The researchers hoped to be able to identify conditions (genetic or environmental) which might protect an individual from a disease such as cystic fibrosis, which they are genetically programmed to develop. However, the current study does not even confirm that such individuals exist, never mind help us to understand possible cause...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Source Type: news

Topical allantoin cream speeds wound healing in epidermolysis bullosa
WASHINGTON – A 6% allantoin cream has shown good results in healing wounds caused by epidermolysis bullosa (EB), with 82% of patients getting a complete closure by 2 months, in a phase IIb study. The results of the 3 month study were good enough to propel that dose into both an open label and a... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - April 4, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Highgate boy is covered head to toe in bandages because of rare skin condition
Luke Ridehalgh, two, (pictured with his mother) from north London has recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) a life-shortening condition which was diagnosed at birth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigational Cream Promising for Epidermolysis BullosaInvestigational Cream Promising for Epidermolysis Bullosa
The concentrated form of an old ingredient -- allantoin, a diureide of glyoxylic acid -- has shown benefit in people with the rare condition of epidermolysis bullosa in a phase 2b study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Management of CSCC in Patients With Epidermolysis BullosaManagement of CSCC in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa
Epidermolysis bullosa is often associated with the development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, which can be fatal in these patients. How is it best diagnosed and managed? The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 17, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

After Scioderm, Robert Ryan enters into second act
Robert Ryan will give it another go. Ryan is the former co-founder and chief executive of Scioderm, Inc., a drug developer acquired in a deal that could ultimately be worth nearly $1 billion. At the end of 2015, Ryan left the company and now will launch a new drug development company not unlike his former one. Scioderm, which was acquired by New Jersey-based Amicus Therapeutics, is developing a drug called Zorblisa that would treat Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare skin disease that affects infants… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 2, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)
Title: Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 13, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Invuity launches Eikon LT retractor
Invuity (NSDQ:IVTY) said today it launched its Eikon LT illuminated retractor platform with tissue grips. The announcement was made at the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s annual scientific conference. The Eikon LT features atraumatic teeth on the distal tip of the retractor blade to aid plastic surgeons in creating breast pockets underneath pectoral muscle while minimizing tissue trauma, Boston-based Invuity said. “With more women undergoing immediate breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery, now more than ever, we need surgical technologies that enable us to operate with greater precision a...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Surgical Invuity Source Type: news

Invuity touts data from device-assisted mastectomy study
Invuity (NSDQ:IVTY) said today that data from a retrospective analysis of its Eikon illuminated retractor system during nipple-sparing mastectomies showed positive economic and clinical benefits. Data from the study indicated a reduction in anasthesia time of 31 minutes, or 10%, a reduction in overall complication rates, a 70% reduction in epidermolysis and potential savings between $580 a $2,000, according to the San Francisco, Calif.-based company. “We are pleased with these positive results, which show there are tangible and significant benefits to both patients and hospitals from the use of our Intelligent P...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Women's Health Invuity Source Type: news

Epidermolysis Bullosa vs. The California Stem Cell Program: Disease-a-week Challenge # 12
Try this. Take your right index finger and run it roughly across your left forearm. Nothing happens, right? You see the skin ripple, but it springs back like before. But if you had a skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa ( EB), even that small touch could leave a blister, and soon break apart, exposing raw flesh. When you first meet John Hudson Dilgen, (in the video "Boy with Butterfly Skin",) he is wearing what appear to be white sweats. He is smiling and talking, a beautiful regular little boy, the kind who would be running around like crazy at the school playground, and last to come in from recess. It ta...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 14, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brody Curtis with skin condition epidermolysis bullos left in constant pain
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Brody Curtis, four, of Charlestown, Indiana, suffers from epidermolysis bullosa. His body is covered with painful, blistering wounds that will never heal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa research boosted by record bike ride
Tom Davies, from Battersea, south west London, completed the 18,000-mile trek to boost a fund set up to research a cure for Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Friend Ever? Meet A 9-Year-Old Bracelet Philanthropist
A 9-year-old girl with a big heart and nimble fingers raised $47,000 for a sick friend by selling rubber band bracelets on Facebook. Bethany Walker wanted to help her friend, Anne Marie Cox, of Benton Arkansas, who needed a saltwater therapy pool to ease the skin condition epidermolysis bullosa. “Any kind of friction or trauma to the skin causes the skin to blister and come off," Anne Marie's mother told ABC. "Being out in the summertime is just not going to happen." Public pools are off limits, too.  The family failed to raise enough money to build a pool. So Bethany decided to raise mo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidermolysis Bullosa Therapeutic Pipeline Assessment Review H1 2015...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Epidermolysis Bullosa - Pipeline Review, H1 2015” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Epidermolysis Bullosa’s therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb June 25, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/epidermolysis-bullosa/pipeline-review-h1-2015/prweb12808986.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teenager with epidermolysis bullosa attends her high school prom
A team of doctors and nurses at a Cincinnati hospital came together to help get a teenage patient to the prom. Natasha Starkey, 19, suffers from a rare skin condition leaving her in constant pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The little girl who blisters so violently she can't even get a cuddle from mum: Rare condition means huge sores erupt at the slightest touch or movement 
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Tia Price, two, from Hertfordshire, suffers from from epidermolysis bullosa, which which causes her skin to blister in response to heat, light and touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 14, with fragile skin disorder Epidermolysis Bullosa speaks about battling condition
Born with Epidermolysis Bullosa Jonathan Pitre's body is covered with deep blistering wounds that will never heal. For the Ottawa teen, holding cutlery to eat is incredibly difficult. Bathing is excruciating. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Bullae?
Discussion Bullae are fluid-filled epidermal lesions that are filled with serous or seropurulent fluid. They are> 1 cm in diameter and often easily rupture due to their thin walls. The differential diagnosis is different for bullae than for vesicular lesions with bullae being often more worrisome. However there is overlap and vesicular diseases can become large enough to be bullae. Drug toxicity and genetic problems are also more common in bullae whereas vesicles are more often caused by infectious diseases. Potentially life threatening conditions such as toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, Stevens Johnson syndrome or...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 20, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Scioderm begins Phase III registration trial of Zorblisa to treat epidermolysis bullosa
US-based biopharmaceutical firm Scioderm has started a Phase III registration trial (SD-005) of its new topical therapy, Zorblisa (SD-101), to treat blisters and lesions in patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare genetic connective tissue di… (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - March 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scioderm, Inc. Closes $20 Million Series B Round of Financing
Funds will be used to complete the clinical development program for ZorblisaTM DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 18, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Scioderm, Inc., today announced it raised $20 million in a Series B financing round led by Redmile G... Biopharmaceuticals, Dermatology, Venture CapitalScioderm, Zorblisa, Epidermolysis Bullosa (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 18, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boy, 11, could be killed by a CRISP due to Epidermolysis Bullosa condition
Josh Guild, 11, suffers Epidermolysis Bullosa - a painful genetic condition which causes severe blistering of the skin, mouth and throat. The schoolboy has written a cookbook to share recipe ideas with other sufferers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Butterfly boy' whose skin is so fragile it tears away at the slightest knock
Mason Crossley, from Crook in County Durham, has recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (EB) which causes his skin to blister and tear. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 6, suffers rare epidermolysis bullosa which makes skin blister at slightest touch
Rafaella Kopelan, from New York, was born with a rare and incurable genetic condition which means her skin is extremely fragile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scioderm Names Ronald Nardi, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer
DURHAM, N.C., June 12, 2014 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Scioderm, Inc. today announced the addition of Ronald Nardi, Ph.D. as the company's first chief scientific officer. Key points: Dr. Nardi brings more than 35 years of experienc... Biopharmaceuticals, PersonnelScioderm, epidermolysis bullosa, SD-101 (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 12, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Two-year-old suffers from Epidermolysis Bullosa disorder which makes her skin fragile
Poppy Lovatt, from Stoke-on-Trent suffers from the Epidermolysis Bullosa disorder (EB) which makes her skin fall off at the slightest touch. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'I can't cuddle my son because it makes his skin fall off': Mother's heartbreak as boy, 8, battles rare condition which makes his skin blister at the slightest touch
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Rhys Williams, from Bolton, has a severe skin condition called epidermolysis bullosa which means he is covered in agonising blisters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scioderm begins Phase IIB trial of topical skin drug
US-based clinical-stage pharmaceutical firm Scioderm has started a Phase IIB trial of its novel topical therapy 'SD-101' for the treatment of non-healing wounds in patients with epidermolysis bullosa (EB). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - January 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gene therapy for human skin disease produces long-term benefits
Stem cell-based gene therapy holds promise for the treatment of devastating genetic skin diseases, but the long-term clinical outcomes of this approach have been unclear. In a study online in the ISSCR's journal Stem Cell Reports, published by Cell Press, researchers evaluated a patient with a genetic skin disorder known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB) nearly seven years after he had undergone a gene therapy procedure as part of a clinical trial. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Stem Cells in Gene Therapy of Junctional Epidermolysis BullosaStem Cells in Gene Therapy of Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa
Epidermal stem cells can be used effectively for gene therapy in patients with junctional epidermolysis bullosa, researchers from Italy report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - December 31, 2013 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news