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Vitiligo and the King of Pop

KUHF-FM (88.7, Houston), November 7, 2009

Michael Jackson wasn’t the only person affected by vitiligo, a condition in which skin cells called melanocytes no longer make the pigment melanin. Norbert Herzog and David Niesel of UTMB’s Medical Discovery News outline a number of treatment options, including the harvesting of melanocytes from healthy skin, growing them in the lab and then transplanting them into the affected areas.




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