Latest Melanocytic nevus Stories

2012-02-16 14:05:20

Every cell in the body has chromosomes with so-called telomeres, which are shortened over time and also through lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity. Researchers have long speculated that the shortening of telomeres increases the risk of heart attack and early death. Now a large-scale population study in Denmark involving nearly 20,000 people shows that there is in fact a direct link, and has also given physicians a future way to test the actual cellular health of a person. In an...

2012-01-10 08:00:00

Dr Sam Speron touts that laser treatments have been heavily on the rise for the past decade. A popular treatment for laser technology is pigmented lesion (mole) removal. A pigmented lesion can be identified as a raised or flat spot on the skin that is brownish, red, blue-black or tan in color. This could appear as a mole, freckle, skin tag, sun/aging spot or birthmark. The New Year has brought us continued imporvement in existing laser mole removal technologies that make the procedure even...

2011-12-02 22:30:00

According to Dermatopathologist, Dr. George Hollenberg, the use of FISH in malignant melanoma diagnosis is a âœgame changer.â Plainview, NY (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 Acupath Laboratories, Inc. in Plainview, New York announces that the New York State Department of Health has approved its validation for their new fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) test, AcuProbeâ“ž¢ FISH for Melanoma, which enables a more objective,...

2011-10-25 20:08:06

In an editorial published today in The Lancet, UNC Lineberger member David Ollila, MD, and co-author John Thompson, MD, of the Melanoma Institute Australia, praise a new study on optimal margins for melanoma surgery but urge researchers to bring new molecular and genetic techniques to bear on the question of how to minimize the need for more complex surgical techniques while maximizing long-term patient survival. When removing melanomas from the skin, surgeons have to plan an excision...

Latest Melanocytic nevus Reference Libraries

Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus
2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

Townsend's Mole, Scapanus townsendii
2012-04-27 08:39:32

Townsend's mole (Scapanus townsendii) can be found in North America. Its range extends from southwestern British Columbia to northwestern California. It prefers to live in lowland and open wooded spaces with soil that has high moisture content. These moles are the largest in North America, with a body length of up to 8.3 inches and an average weight of 4.9 ounces. Its physical characteristics are common for a creature that lives under ground. Its forepaws are large and used for digging, while...

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