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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...

2010-05-27 13:56:33

Exercise can buffer the effects of stress-induced cell aging, according to new research from UCSF that revealed actual benefits of physical activity at the cellular level. The scientists learned that vigorous physical activity as brief as 42 minutes over a 3-day period, similar to federally recommended levels, can protect individuals from the effects of stress by reducing its impact on telomere length. Telomeres (pronounced TEEL-oh-meres) are tiny pieces of DNA that promote genetic stability...

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2010-05-27 12:05:00

A new study has found strong links tying tanning beds to melanoma, which is a deadly form of skin cancer that afflicts about 69,000 Americans every year. According to a study of 2,268 patients reported today in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, people that have used tanning beds were 74 percent more likely to develop melanoma than others. Co-author Martin Weinstock of Brown University School of Medicine said that those who tanned the most had over twice the risk of melanoma...

2010-05-27 10:06:14

Nottingham scientists have been given the green light to test a vaccine which they hope could reverse, and even cure malignant melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer. Scancell Holdings plc, led by Professor Lindy Durrant of the University's Division of Clinical Oncology within the School of Molecular Medical Sciences, believes the new vaccine, which targets tumor cells without damaging healthy tissue, could be successful in treating patients with malignant melanoma. Incidences of...

2010-05-26 16:00:00

MILLBURN, N.J., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MoleSafe (www.molesafe.com), the world's most advanced melanoma screening program, announced today that it will offer its services at two of the nation's top medical centers by the end of 2010. The following institutions will soon offer in-house MoleSafe clinics to provide their patients with cutting-edge skin cancer detection: The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph's/Candler (Savannah, Georgia) CentraState Medical...

2010-05-17 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the fact that skin cancer is the only cancer that can be seen on the surface of the skin, a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) reports that a large number of people are not taking the time to examine their skin for any changes that could be warning signs of skin cancer or seeing a health-care provider for a skin cancer screening. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more...

2010-05-10 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MoleSafe (www.molesafe.com), a novel, state-of-the-art melanoma screening program, has begun providing services at the Charles C. Harris Skin and Cancer Pavilion in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. A leader in melanoma detection and treatment for more than fifty years, NYU Langone is the first hospital in the United States to offer the program. In 2008, MoleSafe USA launched with stand alone clinics in...

2010-05-10 00:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When it comes to tanning, dermatologists have long suspected that most people need an attitude adjustment. Now, results of a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) confirmed that the majority of people still idolize the bronzed look of a tan despite wanting to protect themselves from skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000 adults nationwide to determine their...

2010-05-03 00:00:00

Hartford Earns Top Bragging Rights; Pittsburgh Fails to Make the Grade SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At first glance, Hartford, Salt Lake City and Denver might not seem to have much in common. But a new survey by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) found these three cities outshine other U.S. cities in heeding dermatologists' advice on preventing and detecting skin cancer. The "Suntelligence: How Sun Smart is Your City?" online survey polled more than 7,000...

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2010-03-26 08:25:28

USF Health study followed 2,500 students in Hillsborough County, FL A sun protection intervention program that encouraged fourth-graders to wear hats outdoors as a skin cancer prevention measure significantly increased hat use at school, a study by researchers at the University of South Florida College of Medicine found. The program, however, had no effect on self-reported hat use at home or on measures of skin pigmentation. The study was published online March 23, 2010, in the Journal of the...


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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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