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2012-12-03 13:50:21

With the X-ray vision of DESY's light source DORIS, a research team from Hamburg and Iceland has uncovered the molecular structure of a master regulator central to the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma.

2011-03-31 08:53:31

Scientists have discovered a more effective alternative to skin whitening creams, and it comes from an ancient Chinese herb.

2010-02-22 10:52:59

Have you seen a spotted plaice? Probably. However, marine biologist Helen Nilsson Sköld at the University of Gothenburg is the first person to research the spotted insides of plaice.

2009-10-13 11:15:25

The source and mechanisms underlying the abnormal heart beats that initiate atrial fibrillation (Afib), the most common type of abnormal heart beat, have not been well determined.

2008-03-21 03:00:15

By Abdel-Malek, Zalfa A Knittel, James; Kadekaro, Ana Luisa; Swope, Viki B; Starner, Renny ABSTRACT Cutaneous pigmentation is the major photoprotective mechanism against the carcinogenic and aging effects of UV.

2005-08-29 14:30:00

A Duke University chemist has found differences in how ultraviolet light affects the photochemistry of human pigments that he says may explain why red-haired people are more prone to skin cancer than those with black hair.


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