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2014-07-01 09:53:38

UCSF UCSF Study Questions Role of Skin Pigment in Enabling Survival at Higher Latitudes 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 in a new study published online in the journal Evolutionary Biology. Ramping up the skin’s capacity to capture UV light to make vitamin D is indeed important, according to a team...

2014-05-27 16:24:55

Exclusive Three-Year Agreement Deepens Scientific Research Into Innovative Treatment of Skin Pigmentation ADA, Mich., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amway has extended its exclusive research partnership with Yale University through 2016, adding an additional three years to the original agreement. Doubling the length of this collaboration enables Amway scientists and Yale Lab Associate and Research Faculty Member Dr. John Pawelek to continue advancing their collective understanding of...

What Leads To Cancer Formation In Melanoma?
2014-05-09 03:19:54

Oregon State University 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. More than 70,000 cases of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, develop in the U.S. every year. The work was published today in PLoS Genetics, in work supported by the National Institutes of...

2014-04-01 23:28:39

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 all aware that the sun is a threat to skin as it can cause sun burns, premature aging, free radical damage and even skin cancer. It’s crucial to practice sun safety and protect skin while enjoying the sun’s rays. PHYTOMER takes sun protection a step farther with options for an entire regime of products that prepare and strengthen skin...

Researchers used brown and black chicken feathers for their study
2014-03-06 07:01:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. A new study, led by North Carolina State University, however, demonstrates that it is not yet possible to tell if the structures are melanosomes, or remnants of ancient bacteria. Found...

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. Skin cancer has usually been rejected as the most likely selective pressure for the development of black skin because of a belief that it is only rarely fatal at ages young enough to affect reproduction. But a new paper, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, cites evidence that black people with albinism from parts of...

2014-02-07 23:23:07

The new Melatonin Production Factor (MPF) can be determined for every computer lens tint. It tells consumers how much longer they can view their computer display at night time without significant disruption of their sleep because of blue light emitted by the display San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Researchers at Photoprotective Technologies (PPT) have developed a rating system for assessing the ability of computer glasses to ensure the production of Melatonin – the...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of American researchers has discovered mutations in three genes that determine feather color in domestic rock pigeons, according to a new study in Current Biology. The same genes direct the pigmentation of human skin – meaning the findings may have implications for medical research. "Mutations in these genes can be responsible for skin diseases and conditions such as melanoma and albinism," said study author Michael Shapiro,...

Genetic Variant Linked To Freckling, Sun Sensitivity Discovered
2013-11-22 08:16:48

[ Watch the Video: Genetic Variant Linked To Freckling And Sun Sensitivity ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes and freckles has been identified by a new study. 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. The...

2013-08-07 23:19:45

Selects the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System and Palomar Vectus Laser™ with Skintel™ Melanin Reader Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Doctor Adriana Ros, who recently founded the Dermatology Institute and Laser Center, has a simple philosophy when it comes to running her practice. “My core belief is that patients come first and that medicine encompasses prevention as well as treatments,” she said. Located in Clifton, New Jersey, the Dermatology Institute and Laser Center...


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