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2011-01-24 15:44:16

A new study shows that a test of biomarkers for DNA methylation is technically feasible and could aid in earlier, more precise diagnosis of melanoma. In a paper that appeared online last week in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research, a team of UNC researchers tested whether DNA methylation profiling could be accomplished on melanoma and mole tissues that had been preserved in fixatives for typical pathology examination after biopsy. They found that results on tissues prepared in...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

MADRID, December 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Dr. Maria Blasco, the Botin Foundation and Matlin Associates Establish Life Length, S.L. - Dr. Blasco Has Developed the Most Precise Method to Measure Telomeres Which are key to Determine Biological age With Far-Reaching Applications in Medicine and Biotechnology Life Length, S.L. is a new biotechnology company set up to measure the length of telomeres which form caps at the end of chromosomes and that have a fundamental role in...

2010-12-13 16:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company announced today that it has suspended its global Phase III study evaluating tasisulam, an investigational, small-molecule anti-cancer compound, as a second-line treatment for those with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. Lilly, in consultation with an independent data monitoring committee, recommended a "full clinical hold," because of safety concerns. A full clinical hold ensures that no new or existing patients in the...

2010-11-30 22:03:38

Rush University Medical Center enrolls first US patient Rush University Medical Center has just enrolled the first U.S. patient in an international clinical trial testing a novel drug to treat certain kinds of melanoma, a deadly skin cancer that in its advanced stages currently has few effective treatments. Rather than blocking or killing all rapidly dividing cells, whether malignant or not, the drug, called nilotnib, is one of a new class of agents that have been designed to sabotage...

2010-11-20 00:00:52

Head-to-toe skin exams, at home and in your dermatologist's office, can save your life Roslyn, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Skin cancer is a scary subject. "No one wants to think about developing a disfiguring, even deadly, disease, therefore so many Americans live in a state of denial," says Joshua Fox, M.D., a leading dermatologist and medical director of Advanced Dermatology of New York and New Jersey. "Most people know they are supposed to be checking their skin monthly for changes...

2010-11-17 07:17:00

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, www.molliesfund.org has announced the launch of a free application that will provide valuable information for skin cancer and melanoma detection. This free application is available on iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad. It can also be downloaded through iTunes. Mollie's Fund, with the assistance of MCS Advertising, created this interactive guide to provide users with facts about the...

2010-11-09 17:17:00

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to scientists at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), affluent people are at a much higher risk of melanoma than the rest of the population of whites in California. This information is based on findings from a CPIC-led study, published in the November issue of Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, that found socioeconomic status (SES) to be an even more important predictor of melanoma than...

2010-10-23 01:34:30

The annual "Euromelanoma Day" campaign is designed to prevent skin cancer among the general public. While there has been considerable interest, it has proved difficult to reach out to some of the at-risk groups. As such, new ways of encouraging these people to go to a dermatologist are being introduced, reveals research from the University of Gothenburg presented at the dermatologist conference in Sweden. John Paoli is a researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy and specialist at Sahlgrenska...

2010-08-10 08:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), has announced the opening of the first clinic in the San Diego region dedicated to mapping and monitoring pre-cancerous moles. The mission of UCSD's Pigmented Lesion and Skin Cancer Clinic, under the direction Richard L. Gallo, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Dermatology, is to provide a high level of specialized care for patients with melanoma or those with the potential for developing melanoma. (Logo:...

2010-07-08 14:34:16

New Queen's University research has shown that the growth of melanoma, one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer, can be slowed when a little known gene called MicroRNA 193b is added. Victor Tron, head of pathology and molecular medicine, focused on miR-193b when he discovered that it was deficient in melanoma tumors and because there were very few studies done about the gene. The miRNA-193b gene is found in people's DNA and was unknown until 10 years ago. "Our experiment was a bit of a...


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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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