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In the 1970’s, as the general consciousness was being raised on the negative effects UV rays could have on skin, a fantastic solution arose. The advent of indoor tanning beds seemed the perfect way to maintain a golden hue without all the pesky side-effects that were coming to light, so to speak.
2012-10-03 14:59:50

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the 1970´s, as the general consciousness was being raised on the negative effects UV rays could have on skin, a fantastic solution arose. The advent of indoor tanning beds seemed the perfect way to maintain a golden hue without all the pesky side-effects that were coming to light, so to speak. People believed that indoor tanning minimized and even negated the negative health aspects of tanning in direct sunlight. Finally, a...

Non-invasive Optical Technique Looks Under The Skin To Detect Cancer
2012-09-24 11:57:06

European researchers image blood vessels that feed skin cancer with OCT for the first time The trained eye of a dermatologist can identify many types of skin lesions, but human sight only goes so far. Now an international team of researchers has developed an advanced optics system to noninvasively map out the network of tiny blood vessels beneath the outer layer of patients' skin, potentially revealing telltale signs of disease. Such high resolution 3-D images could one day help doctors...

2012-09-10 14:43:59

A nationwide consortium of scientists has reported the first comprehensive genetic analysis of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, a common type of lung cancer responsible for about 400,000 deaths each year. "We found that almost 75 percent of the patients' cancers have mutations that can be targeted with existing drugs -- drugs that are available commercially or for clinical trials," says one of the lead investigators, Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, an oncologist at Washington University School...

2012-07-09 17:30:09

This approach is described in the work published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, which sheds light on the mechanisms that regulate squamous cell carcinoma development Skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a subtype of very aggressive skin cancers that usually develops in sunexposed body regions, but can also affect a large number of organs such as the bladder, esophagus, lungs etc. However, little is known about the biology of these cells, which consequently makes difficult...

Coffee May Help Reduce Skin Cancer Risk
2012-07-03 04:09:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have found that increasing coffee intake could help lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. "Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma," said Jiali Han, Ph.D., associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston and Harvard School of Public Health. "I would...

2012-07-02 21:38:31

Increasing the number of cups of caffeinated coffee you drink could lower your risk of developing the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma," said Jiali Han, Ph.D., associate professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School in...


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