Our faculty are experts in their field who continue to further expand their research whilst discovering new findings in dermatology.
During the past few years, KU Dermatology faculty have published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles on topics ranging from RNA transcription patterns in cutaneous lymphoma to cosmetic correction of cleft palate. Our recent research includes:
Treating TEN: The division's assorted research includes examining the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) to treat toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) — rare but life-threatening skin blisters that can develop in response to medications like anticonvulsants.
Positive effects of caloric restriction: The mechanism by which plant polyphenols, a class of organic chemicals, appear to enhance the positive effects of caloric restriction - the gold standard, until now, of prolonging lifespan - is also being explored in mice.
Chemotherapy and lymph nodes: Several faculty members are also involved in research to figure out a better way of delivering chemotherapy straight to the lymph nodes, which would be useful all around and particularly necessary in treating metastatic cancers of the head and neck.