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2011-05-15 00:02:30

Dermatopathologist Dr. George Hollenberg urgently encourages people to visit a dermatologist for yearly skin cancer exams. More than one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, outnumbering all other cancers combined. There is no reason to delay a clinical exam for skin cancer. Plainview, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2011 Dermatopathologist Dr. George Hollenberg applauds melanoma month in May and urgently encourages people to visit a dermatologist for yearly...

2011-05-11 00:28:41

Long non-coding RNA promotes melanoma cell survival and invasion -- providing a potential new diagnostic marker for skin cancer Traditionally, RNA was mostly known as the messenger molecule that carries protein-making instructions from a cell's nucleus to the cytoplasm. But scientists now estimate that approximately 97 percent of human RNA doesn't actually code for proteins at all. A flurry of research in the past decade has revealed that some types of non-coding RNAs switch genes on and off...

2011-05-03 10:15:00

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of mounting scientific evidence showing that indoor tanning increases the risk for developing skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, a contingent of national health care organizations have joined together to highlight the dangers of indoor tanning. Physicians from these organizations are concerned about the impact of indoor tanning on the public's health, particularly young women. Joining together are...

2011-04-27 10:19:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite repeated warnings from dermatologists on the health dangers of tanning, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) confirmed that a large percentage of Caucasian teen girls and young women admitted using tanning beds or intentionally tanning outdoors in the past year. Thirty-two percent of respondents had used a tanning bed in the past year, and of those respondents, one-fourth (25 percent)...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

U.S. Veteran and Melanoma Survivor Leverages Low-Cost Wireless Technology for Early Detection of Skin Cancer SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) today announced the winner of its $10,000 developers challenge, Dr. Steven Palmer, who created the "Veterans Melanoma Early Warning System" (VMEWS@Home).The wireless application is designed to alert a user to early signs of the most dangerous form of skin cancer and communicate concerns...

2011-03-24 08:33:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recently launched its redesigned website, www.aad.org. The new design optimizes access to dermatologic health information for the public and the media, and provides extensive resources and tools for member dermatologists. The redesigned website offers easily accessible and expanded information about dermatology and gives the public expert insights into the care and treatment of the...

2011-03-15 10:16:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., MARCH 15, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It may seem as if new developments to combat aging skin are being introduced faster than the speed of light. At the forefront of the research, dermatologists are underpinning these advancements, refining the basic understanding of how the skin ages in order to develop more effective non-invasive cosmetic procedures and products. Now, as an alternative to laser light - used successfully for years to make skin appear younger -...

2011-02-23 18:05:41

High-resolution images from a laser-based tool developed at Duke University could help doctors better diagnose melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, while potentially saving thousands of lives and millions of dollars in unnecessary healthcare costs each year. The tool probes skin cells using two lasers to pump small amounts of energy, less than that of a laser pointer, into a suspicious mole. Scientists analyze the way the energy redistributes in the skin cells to pinpoint the...

2011-02-07 01:00:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DermTech International, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to bringing genomic medicine to dermatologists, today announced that the discovery data on its new genomic assay for melanoma have been published in the British Journal of Dermatology. The test is based on the EGIR(TM) technology (Epidermal Genetic Information Retrieval) that non-invasively collects cells from the skin's surface using a custom adhesive. Details from the paper...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vascular birthmarks, which occur in nearly 10 percent of all infants at birth or within the first few weeks of life, can cause concern for parents particularly if they are large or in a cosmetically important area. The decision to treat a birthmark is one that parents should make with a dermatologist, who can determine the type of birthmark and whether or not it poses any potential risks in the future. Speaking today at the 69th Annual Meeting of...


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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'