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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
Sucampo's RESCULA 0.15% now available by prescription across the U.S.

Sucampo's RESCULA 0.15% now available by prescription across the U.S.

Chemical sensitivity of TRPA1 ion channel may boost melanin production

Chemical sensitivity of TRPA1 ion channel may boost melanin production

Researchers uncover molecular structure of master regulator central to melanoma

Researchers uncover molecular structure of master regulator central to melanoma

Positive preliminary results from ImmunoPulse Phase II trial in metastatic melanoma

Positive preliminary results from ImmunoPulse Phase II trial in metastatic melanoma

Researchers succeed in teaching computers how to identify commonalities in DNA sequences

Researchers succeed in teaching computers how to identify commonalities in DNA sequences

OncoSec establishes UW as second enrolling site for OMS-I100 Phase II metastatic melanoma trial

OncoSec establishes UW as second enrolling site for OMS-I100 Phase II metastatic melanoma trial

Photoacoustics limited in its ability to identify multiple types of cancer

Photoacoustics limited in its ability to identify multiple types of cancer

UV induction of melanin is directly involved in melanoma formation

UV induction of melanin is directly involved in melanoma formation

Having antibodies for cutaneous HPV and sun exposure can act synergistically in BCC, SCC

Having antibodies for cutaneous HPV and sun exposure can act synergistically in BCC, SCC

Skin cancer does not discriminate between skin colors

Skin cancer does not discriminate between skin colors

Non-invasive hyperspectral imaging system for skin cancer screening relies on Andor technology

Non-invasive hyperspectral imaging system for skin cancer screening relies on Andor technology

New combination laser therapy effective in treating melasma

New combination laser therapy effective in treating melasma

Photoacoustic device can detect melanoma cancer at cellular level

Photoacoustic device can detect melanoma cancer at cellular level

Antiestrogen supplements may reduce risk of melanoma in women with breast cancer

Antiestrogen supplements may reduce risk of melanoma in women with breast cancer

Hearing loss affects one in five Americans: Study

Hearing loss affects one in five Americans: Study

Nearly one-fifth of Americans have severe hearing loss

Nearly one-fifth of Americans have severe hearing loss

Novel gene mutation may increase risk of inherited and sporadic cases of MM

Novel gene mutation may increase risk of inherited and sporadic cases of MM

Laser therapy to turn brown eyes blue

Laser therapy to turn brown eyes blue

Study: miR-34b gene associated with aggressive form of melanoma

Study: miR-34b gene associated with aggressive form of melanoma

Vitamin D plays an essential role in the body's fight against TB

Vitamin D plays an essential role in the body's fight against TB