Entries by PhD. Raquel Cuevas-Díaz Durán

Hair follicles and microbiota

The human body is colonized by trillions of microorganisms, collectively referred to as “microbiota”. In humans, microbiota inhabits diverse locations in our body such as the mouth, nasal cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, urogenital tract, respiratory tract, vagina, and other places. Due to advances in sequencing technologies in the last decade, a huge amount of research […]

Vitamin D deficiency and hair loss

Vitamin D plays an important role in calcium homeostasis and bone health. It has been demonstrated that vitamin D is also associated with several autoimmune diseases such as lupus, type I diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, vitiligo, and psoriasis among others [Hewison, 2012].  Deficiencies in vitamin D may derive in abnormal autoimmunity responses [Arnson, […]

Is there a relationship between androgenetic alopecia and COVID-19?

We are currently in the midst of a pandemic situation orchestrated by the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) virus. The name SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and CoV2 indicates that the virus belongs to the family of Coronaviridae. Coronaviruses are characterized for having a surface covered with protrusions called spikes, giving them a crown-like appearance. Genomic […]