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2009-11-24 17:06:26

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are developing a new device that detects cancerous skin tumors, including melanomas that aren't visible to the naked eye. During initial testing, the OSPI instrument (Optical Spectro-Polarimetric Imaging) revealed new textures of lesions that have never been seen before - including melanoma in patients who were diagnosed with various skin lesions and were awaiting surgery for their removal. The instrument diagnosed 73 types of lesions, some of...

2009-10-06 08:00:00

Farmers face an increased risk of skin cancer, which can be deadly SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Farming has its share of occupational hazards, but one that may be underestimated is the danger of overexposure to the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Dermatologists say more is at risk than developing a "farmer's tan;" excessive exposure to UV radiation puts farmers at an increased risk of skin cancer, which can be deadly. "More than 11,000 Americans die each...

2009-09-22 07:12:51

Very"“light-skinned children without red hair who tan appear to develop more nevi (birthmarks, moles or other colored spots on the skin) than children who do not tan, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Cutaneous melanoma ranks sixth in incidence of all cancers among men and women in the United States, according to background information in the article. The presence of numerous benign or atypical nevi are the...

2009-09-01 07:00:00

Celebrate National Grandparents Day by encouraging your grandparents to examine their skin for suspicious moles that could be skin cancer SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sunday, September 13, is National Grandparents Day, and the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) recommends that people lovingly remind their grandparents to perform a skin self-examination. Simply provide your grandparents with the Academy's free tools to help them examine their skin for any...

2009-08-20 10:45:00

MILLBURN, N.J., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- MoleSafe (www.molesafe.com), a leading advanced skin cancer detection program, has opened in Charlotte, N.C., as part of the Dermatologic Laser Centre operated by Charles Brown, M.D. and John Thompson, M.D. The new location, the third MoleSafe site to open this year, is part of a rapid growth plan that will see the company introduce five new offices to the U.S. market during the coming year. Skin cancer is a growing concern and MoleSafe is a much...

2009-07-29 13:00:00

BOSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we age, brown spots and splotchy skin are all too often a fact of life. But for people with darker skin, changes in pigmentation can occur without warning at any age and can be very difficult to treat. Fortunately, dermatologists can help people with skin of color diagnose and treat bothersome pigmentation problems. At the American Academy of Dermatology's Summer Academy Meeting 2009 in Boston, dermatologist Jonith Y. Breadon, M.D., FAAD,...

2009-07-29 12:44:00

Experts Available to Discuss Dangers of Tanning Beds and Warning Signs of Skin Cancer ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study published in today's The Lancet Oncology concludes the risk of skin cancer jumps by 75 percent when people start using tanning beds before age 30. As a result, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has moved ultraviolet tanning beds into the highest cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic and...

2009-07-24 09:34:00

FT. MYERS, Fla., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NGNM), a leading provider of cancer genetics testing services announced today that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with Abbott (NYSE: ABT). The Agreement provides for Abbott to supply materials for NeoGenomics to develop its own FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization)-based test for the diagnosis of melanoma. In a separate transaction, Abbott has also acquired 9.6% of NeoGenomics...

2009-07-15 07:30:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DermTech, Inc., a biotechnology company developing non-invasive molecular diagnostics for the early detection of disease plus additional applications, announced that it has entered into the second part of a feasibility study using DermTech's advanced EGIR(TM) technology to help Stiefel identify specific genetic markers involved in acne. The two companies will now move forward with a proof-of-concept study to assess the use of the technology to...

2009-07-06 12:20:00

Scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have found two new genes that together double a person's risk of developing melanoma.As part of an international study, a team at QIMR, led by Professors Nick Hayward and Grant Montgomery, studied the genes of almost 6,000 people together with their mole count. Specific changes in two genes were found to make people more susceptible to developing moles. The researchers went on to show, in another 4,000 people, the same two...


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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