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In humans, melanin is the primary determinant of skin color. It is also found in hair, the pigmented tissue underlying the iris of the eye, and the stria vascularis of the inner ear. In the brain, tissues with melanin include the medulla and zona reticularis of the adrenal gland, and pigment-bearing neurons within areas of the brainstem, such as the locus coeruleus and the substantia nigr
Study indicates an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Study indicates an amyloid link between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease

Research provides insights on why redheads exhibit altered sensitivity to pain

Research provides insights on why redheads exhibit altered sensitivity to pain

New system facilitates real-time imaging of biological, pathological processes

New system facilitates real-time imaging of biological, pathological processes

Researchers show how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content

Researchers show how optoacoustics can be used for monitoring skin water content

Could Vitamin D be an effective adjuvant to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic?

Could Vitamin D be an effective adjuvant to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic?

Black women find healing (but sometimes racism, too) in the outdoors

Black women find healing (but sometimes racism, too) in the outdoors

Skin cancer risk remains high in winter months for college students

Skin cancer risk remains high in winter months for college students

Mothers' vitamin D levels during pregnancy positively associated with their children's IQ

Mothers' vitamin D levels during pregnancy positively associated with their children's IQ

DNase coated melanin-like nanospheres for sepsis treatment in severe COVID

DNase coated melanin-like nanospheres for sepsis treatment in severe COVID

Improving sleep after trauma exposure may ease negative consequences

Improving sleep after trauma exposure may ease negative consequences

A new approach to predict the evolutionary mechanisms of melanoma

A new approach to predict the evolutionary mechanisms of melanoma

Researchers develop a gentler and safer hair dye based on synthetic melanin

Researchers develop a gentler and safer hair dye based on synthetic melanin

Variations in skin-related genes influence how efficient we make vitamin D

Variations in skin-related genes influence how efficient we make vitamin D

Study finds stress does whiten hair

Study finds stress does whiten hair

Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children

Taking high dose of vitamin D linked lower blood pressure in overweight children

Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain

Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain

Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered

Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered

Newly developed cell models can open up new avenues for ocular drug discovery

Newly developed cell models can open up new avenues for ocular drug discovery

Some skin cancers originate in hair follicles, says new study

Some skin cancers originate in hair follicles, says new study

Some deadly skin cancers may originate in hair follicles

Some deadly skin cancers may originate in hair follicles