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Naked Mole Rat Genome Sequenced
2011-10-12 13:23:47

A team of Korean, Chinese, and American researchers have sequenced the complete genome of the naked mole rat -- an achievement that could be a pivotal step to understanding the animal's extraordinarily long life and good health, according to a Wednesday University of Texas press release announcing the research. According to the researchers, the naked mole rat, which is approximately the size of a mouse, has wrinkled skin and buck teeth, and can survive more than three decades in captivity,...

New DNA Triggers For Melanoma Discovered
2011-10-10 05:05:12

Three new chromosomal faults linked to the deadly skin cancer melanoma have been discovered by an international team of researchers, who have published their work in the October 9 edition of the journal Nature Genetics. According to a press release from the University of Leeds, where Cancer Research UK scientists participated in the study, one of the new DNA faults was found in a region of the MX2 gene that had been linked to narcolepsy. A second was spotted in a gene that is involved...

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2011-07-17 06:06:41

Polydactyly is a hereditary anomaly that is relatively common in both humans and animals. Moles also have additional fingers. In their case, however, the irregularity compared to the five-finger formula of land vertebrates is the norm. An international team of researchers headed by paleontologists from the University of Zurich has now uncovered the background to the development of the mole's extra "thumb": A bone develops in the wrist that stretches along the real thumb, giving the paw a...

2011-05-27 09:15:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oakland A's starting pitcher Dallas Braden has teamed up with Major League Baseball (MLB), the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), and the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) as the 2011 spokesperson for Play Sun Smart(TM), a program that provides information on sun safety and raises awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and detection. Braden lost his mother to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin...

2011-05-17 08:00:00

Study of institutionalized Romanian children finds prematurely shortened telomeres, a mark of cell aging BOSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies in institutionalized Romanian children have found that the length of time spent in conditions of social deprivation and neglect correlates with lower IQ and behavioral problems. A new study, led by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Tulane University, shows that early adversity even affects children's chromosomes -...

2011-05-16 09:42:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This May, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading natural and organic products company, offers easy-to-follow tips to avoid that first Memorial Day Weekend sunburn by stressing the importance of safe, natural sunscreens formulated without risky chemicals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050324/NYTH131 ) The sun is life-giving to the world's ecosystems, but without proper precautions, it can be deadly to the skin....


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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