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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
Human hair follicles found to be a new source of adult stem cells

Human hair follicles found to be a new source of adult stem cells

New way of targeting proteins to exosomes - potential for melanoma, Alzheimer's disease

New way of targeting proteins to exosomes - potential for melanoma, Alzheimer's disease

Why people of African descent are more vulnerable to tuberculosis infection

Why people of African descent are more vulnerable to tuberculosis infection

Functional amyloid formation within mammalian tissue

Functional amyloid formation within mammalian tissue

Technique for inserting genes into specific sites on the genome in liver cells

Technique for inserting genes into specific sites on the genome in liver cells

Pigment explains why red heads are more at risk of skin cancer

Pigment explains why red heads are more at risk of skin cancer

New way to prevent macular degeneration

New way to prevent macular degeneration

Zebrafish provides cancer researchers powerful new insights into the development of malignant melanoma

Zebrafish provides cancer researchers powerful new insights into the development of malignant melanoma

Increasing exposure to either natural or artificial ultraviolet (UV) light should not be recommended as a supplemental source of vitamin D

Increasing exposure to either natural or artificial ultraviolet (UV) light should not be recommended as a supplemental source of vitamin D

Radiopharmaceuticals and lasers produce sound to treat and detect cancerous moles

Radiopharmaceuticals and lasers produce sound to treat and detect cancerous moles

Melanin is not only good for you, it also can be bad

Melanin is not only good for you, it also can be bad

Misconceptions lead to late diagnosis of melanoma in African Americans

Misconceptions lead to late diagnosis of melanoma in African Americans