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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
Color of skin impacts health, say researchers

Color of skin impacts health, say researchers

Scientists identify a novel cellular source of atrial fibrillation

Scientists identify a novel cellular source of atrial fibrillation

Findings provide new insight on skin pigmentation

Findings provide new insight on skin pigmentation

Melanocyte-like cells in heart and pulmonary veins contribute to atrial fibrillation

Melanocyte-like cells in heart and pulmonary veins contribute to atrial fibrillation

940nm wavelength laser is superior for treating facial spider veins: BUSM researchers

940nm wavelength laser is superior for treating facial spider veins: BUSM researchers

First batch of cancer vaccine from Cancer Vaccine Collaborative goes into trial

First batch of cancer vaccine from Cancer Vaccine Collaborative goes into trial

Sensitizing tumor response to cancer treatment

Sensitizing tumor response to cancer treatment

People with darker skin might be more susceptible to nicotine addiction

People with darker skin might be more susceptible to nicotine addiction

Discovery of molecule ‘superfamily’ that causes melanoma apread

Discovery of molecule ‘superfamily’ that causes melanoma apread

Molecular superfamily causes melanoma spread

Molecular superfamily causes melanoma spread

Blocking hunger hormone helps fight cocaine addiction

Blocking hunger hormone helps fight cocaine addiction

Lack of vitamin D in the diet could mean too much fat on adolescents

Lack of vitamin D in the diet could mean too much fat on adolescents

Dermatologists find new application for technique used to treat spider veins

Dermatologists find new application for technique used to treat spider veins

Why we turn gray

Why we turn gray

Melanotan I and Melanotan II linked to rapidly changing moles

Melanotan I and Melanotan II linked to rapidly changing moles

Photoacoustic tomography changes lymph node biopsy, reduces radiaiton exposure

Photoacoustic tomography changes lymph node biopsy, reduces radiaiton exposure

New insight into the response of human skin to radiation

New insight into the response of human skin to radiation

Fat tissue found to produce melanin

Fat tissue found to produce melanin

Melanin shows potential as new drug target for obesity

Melanin shows potential as new drug target for obesity

Discovery of protein that stops the growth of melanomas

Discovery of protein that stops the growth of melanomas