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2010-03-04 13:00:00

MIAMI, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to estimates from the American Cancer Society, melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, was responsible for an estimated 8,650 deaths in the United States in 2009. Of growing concern among dermatologists is the fact that melanoma is now the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.* Early diagnosis is the key to curing this...

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2010-02-27 08:15:00

Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a noninvasive infrared scanning system to help doctors determine whether pigmented skin growths are benign moles or melanoma, a lethal form of cancer. The prototype system works by looking for the tiny temperature difference between healthy tissue and a growing tumor. The researchers have begun a pilot study of 50 patients at Johns Hopkins to help determine how specific and sensitive the device is in evaluating melanomas and precancerous lesions....

2010-02-04 14:02:00

CONCORD, Mass., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College freshman Jillian Saley has sworn off tanning booths. An avid tanner, Saley recently got a dose of harsh reality when she heard a melanoma survivor's harrowing story. Saley had gone to a Melanoma Foundation of New England presentation and heard Meghan Rothschild tell her story. Rothschild went through an agonizingly painful operation that resulted in eight lymph nodes being removed; her body is covered with scars and she has had more...

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...


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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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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