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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
Novel cold-tolerant bacterium produces a red bio-pigment with germ-killing properties

Novel cold-tolerant bacterium produces a red bio-pigment with germ-killing properties

Skin pigmentation mechanism confers major protection against UV-related cancers

Skin pigmentation mechanism confers major protection against UV-related cancers

Researchers trace gecko’s skin tumors to a gene implicated in deadly cancer

Researchers trace gecko’s skin tumors to a gene implicated in deadly cancer

Nanoscale coordination polymers show promise for efficient dopamine delivery in Parkinson's treatment

Nanoscale coordination polymers show promise for efficient dopamine delivery in Parkinson's treatment

Study shows how biases could be perpetuated by AI devices

Study shows how biases could be perpetuated by AI devices

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