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2014-12-17 12:43:48

Affecting 1 in 40,000 individuals, type 2 oculocutaneous albinism is a pigmentation condition in which an individual has unusually light skin, eye color and hair – along with increased risk for UV-related skin and eye cancers. Now there may be an answer.

Humans And Dogs Share Similar 'Albino' Gene
2014-05-13 03:35:30

Michigan State University researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now.

2014-02-28 14:12:15

Early humans may have evolved black skin to protect against a very high risk of dying from ultraviolet light (UV)-induced skin cancer, a new analysis concludes.

Gene Mutations Rock Pigeon Pigmentation Have Implications For Human Medical Research
2014-02-07 10:54:14

A team of American researchers has discovered mutations in three genes that determine feather color in domestic rock pigeons. The same genes direct the pigmentation of human skin – meaning the findings may have implications for medical research.

Social Experience Creates Empathetic, Pro-social Behavior In Rats
2014-01-14 11:22:21

Rats will help a stranger in distress only if they have had prior social experience with the type of the unfamiliar individual

2013-03-29 23:02:37

International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, founding member, Dr.

2011-09-27 09:25:45

Individuals with oculocutaneous albinism, type 1 (OCA1) have white hair, very pale skin, and light-colored irises because they have none, or very little, of the pigment melanin in their skin, hair, and eyes.

2011-05-10 13:08:52

A study by scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute shows that a bioptic telescope on one lens of a pair of glasses used to magnify traffic signs and lights may not prevent the wider view of the road with the second eye.

2011-05-09 15:00:00

BOSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by scientists at Schepens Eye Research Institute shows that a bioptic telescope on one lens of a pair of glasses used to magnify traffic signs and lights may not prevent the wider view of the road with the second eye.


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