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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
Researchers compare existing approaches for automating diagnostic procedures of skin lesions

Researchers compare existing approaches for automating diagnostic procedures of skin lesions

Few tips to help avoid sunburns in summer

Few tips to help avoid sunburns in summer

Researchers uncover new therapeutic opportunity in the treatment of malignant melanoma

Researchers uncover new therapeutic opportunity in the treatment of malignant melanoma

Skin tone makes big difference in diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions

Skin tone makes big difference in diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic conditions

Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle

Study unravels 'blood stem cell niche' puzzle

Hunger peptides sent through the brain's fluid cause appetite, shows study

Hunger peptides sent through the brain's fluid cause appetite, shows study

Researcher aims to develop virtual biopsy tool for early melanoma detection

Researcher aims to develop virtual biopsy tool for early melanoma detection

Nearly 50 people present with rare eye cancer - ocular melanoma

Nearly 50 people present with rare eye cancer - ocular melanoma

Dermatologists use novel combination therapy to restore skin color in vitiligo patients

Dermatologists use novel combination therapy to restore skin color in vitiligo patients

Children in Middle Eastern countries vulnerable to low vitamin D levels

Children in Middle Eastern countries vulnerable to low vitamin D levels

Brazilian researchers identify genes linked to melanoma progression

Brazilian researchers identify genes linked to melanoma progression

Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible light

Conventional sunscreens do not block skin damage caused by visible light

Study reveals gene linked to metastatic melanoma

Study reveals gene linked to metastatic melanoma

Cornell study reveals how UV radiation triggers melanoma

Cornell study reveals how UV radiation triggers melanoma

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations

Novel dental imaging technique using food-grade cuttlefish ink developed

Novel dental imaging technique using food-grade cuttlefish ink developed

New photoacoustic imaging technique uses squid ink to examine patient's gum health

New photoacoustic imaging technique uses squid ink to examine patient's gum health

Researchers find mechanism that explains differences in skin’s responsiveness to heat, mechanical stimuli

Researchers find mechanism that explains differences in skin’s responsiveness to heat, mechanical stimuli

Melanomas mostly from from new spots rather than existing ones

Melanomas mostly from from new spots rather than existing ones

Manipulation of single gene defines new pathway to mood disorders

Manipulation of single gene defines new pathway to mood disorders