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5 things Dermatologists should not do

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What happens when the DNA replicates without cellular replication. It leads to formation of ‘polyploid’ cells. Though polyploidy has been noted in megakaryocytes, bone marrow, myocardiocytes and hepatocytes, it has not been described much in skin. A new study proposes that basal keratinocytes may show up to 50% polyploidization, though its functional relevance is not yet known. 

AAD followed the footsteps of 42 other specialties and published a list of ‘5 things Dermatologists should not do’ along with the commentary from Dr. Goldenberg.


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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


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Hamilton, ON