The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has announced funding for three new studies, in addition to continuing support for two ongoing studies, as part of its research grants program. The program’s goal is to increase knowledge and understanding of the causes and other key aspects of rosacea that may lead to improvements in its management, prevention or potential cure.
Luis Garza, MD, PhD, associate professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University, and colleagues were awarded $25,000 to study epigenetic lesions in rosacea. They posit that this process may be responsible for why rosacea persists even though keratinocytes slough off and are replaced approximately every two months.
Wenqing Li, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology at Brown University, was awarded $25,000 to clarify how hormone use and hormone levels associated with menopause and during pregnancy may affect the risk of developing rosacea. The study will use data from the well-known Nurses’ Health Study II, an ongoing prospective cohort with biennially updated questionnaires on the medical history of 116,000 nurses since 1989, including more than 6,000 women diagnosed with rosacea.
Anna Di Nardo, MD,...