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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
New Approach to Treating Melanoma

New Approach to Treating Melanoma

New technique uses nutrients to effectively treat cancer

New technique uses nutrients to effectively treat cancer

Study: Scientific articles on atopic dermatitis contain almost no patient images

Study: Scientific articles on atopic dermatitis contain almost no patient images

Innovative immunotherapy targets rare melanoma subtypes

Innovative immunotherapy targets rare melanoma subtypes

How does melanin distribution impact UV damage?

How does melanin distribution impact UV damage?

Representation matters to Black patients seeking prostate cancer information online, study shows

Representation matters to Black patients seeking prostate cancer information online, study shows

Targeted ocular spectroscopy shines new light on retinal health

Targeted ocular spectroscopy shines new light on retinal health

Synthetic melanin nanoparticles boost wound healing and tissue repair in skin

Synthetic melanin nanoparticles boost wound healing and tissue repair in skin

Synthetic melanin cream heals skin damage and promotes repair

Synthetic melanin cream heals skin damage and promotes repair

Seaweed symbionts reveal treasure trove of potential drug compounds

Seaweed symbionts reveal treasure trove of potential drug compounds

New smartphone attachment could enable low-cost neurological screening for all

New smartphone attachment could enable low-cost neurological screening for all

Non-melanoma skin cancer causing greater number of global deaths than melanoma, study finds

Non-melanoma skin cancer causing greater number of global deaths than melanoma, study finds

The role of orexin in the modulation of sleep and wakefulness

The role of orexin in the modulation of sleep and wakefulness

Study identifies 135 genes associated with human skin color

Study identifies 135 genes associated with human skin color

How does sun exposure affect skin microbiota composition and diversity?

How does sun exposure affect skin microbiota composition and diversity?

GABA transfer between skin cells promotes melanoma initiation

GABA transfer between skin cells promotes melanoma initiation

Study uncovers the science behind the body's tanning process after leaving the beach

Study uncovers the science behind the body's tanning process after leaving the beach

Penn Medicine and CHOP receive $26 million NIH grant to develop treatments for three rare genetic diseases

Penn Medicine and CHOP receive $26 million NIH grant to develop treatments for three rare genetic diseases

Pulse oximetry: A 50-year-old device gets an upgrade

Pulse oximetry: A 50-year-old device gets an upgrade

Researchers use AI models to advance drug delivery system for chronic eye diseases

Researchers use AI models to advance drug delivery system for chronic eye diseases

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