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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
UAMS-developed noninvasive device detects melanoma in earliest stages

UAMS-developed noninvasive device detects melanoma in earliest stages

Study uncovers pigment cells that change their identity during normal development

Study uncovers pigment cells that change their identity during normal development

Low vitamin D associated with potentially harmful vaginal bacteria in pregnant black women

Low vitamin D associated with potentially harmful vaginal bacteria in pregnant black women

Researchers develop simple, quick technique for gene editing in rice blast fungus

Researchers develop simple, quick technique for gene editing in rice blast fungus

A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

A member of light-sensitive protein family plays role in adjusting skin color

Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technology

Scientists successfully create melanocyte precursor cells using stem cell technology

Skin-related stem cells could be used to regenerate vital part of the nervous system

Skin-related stem cells could be used to regenerate vital part of the nervous system

Newly developed melanin nanoparticles could slow tumor growth

Newly developed melanin nanoparticles could slow tumor growth

Scientific breakthrough could lead to safer bioelectronics

Scientific breakthrough could lead to safer bioelectronics

BU researchers identify biomarker and possible new therapy for melanoma

BU researchers identify biomarker and possible new therapy for melanoma

Drug increases melanin production in some people with albinism

Drug increases melanin production in some people with albinism

New nuclear medicine method could improve detection of primary and metastatic melanoma

New nuclear medicine method could improve detection of primary and metastatic melanoma

App that could detect level of anemia by looking at fingernails

App that could detect level of anemia by looking at fingernails

Samara scholars assessed a new way of skin cancer early diagnostics

Samara scholars assessed a new way of skin cancer early diagnostics

Skin cells show minimal damage, maximum pigmentation when exposed to sunlight every 48 hours

Skin cells show minimal damage, maximum pigmentation when exposed to sunlight every 48 hours

Researchers compare existing approaches for automating diagnostic procedures of skin lesions

Researchers compare existing approaches for automating diagnostic procedures of skin lesions

One in two people putting their eye health at risk during summer, says eye research charity

One in two people putting their eye health at risk during summer, says eye research charity

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