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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.
The popular idea that Northern Europeans developed light skin to absorb more UV light so they could make more vitamin D – vital for healthy bones and immune function – is questioned by UC San Francisco researchers.
Exclusive Three-Year Agreement Deepens Scientific Research Into Innovative Treatment of Skin Pigmentation ADA, Mich., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway has extended its exclusive
Researchers at Oregon State University have identified a specific biochemical process that can cause normal and healthy skin cells to transform into cancerous melanoma cells, which should help predict melanoma vulnerability and could also lead to future therapies.
Wide Range of Products Use Marine Sugars to Treat Skin Before, During and After Your Entire Vacation Saint-Malo, France (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 We’re
It has been proposed by paleontologists who study fossilized feathers that the shapes of certain microscopic structures found inside the feathers might tell us the color of the ancient birds. If these structures are melanosomes, that could be true.
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.
The new Melatonin Production Factor (MPF) can be determined for every computer lens tint.
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.
Researchers studying Icelanders discovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or non-coding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits.
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