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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
Topical treatment for age spots

Topical treatment for age spots

Stanford scientists find gene that gives dogs black fur

Stanford scientists find gene that gives dogs black fur

Red hair and freckles - Neanderthals in Europe

Red hair and freckles - Neanderthals in Europe

What gives us sunburn protects crayfish against bacteria

What gives us sunburn protects crayfish against bacteria

Skin cooling may increase risk of discoloration after laser treatment

Skin cooling may increase risk of discoloration after laser treatment

Researchers make new discovery on pigment melanin and skin - hair color

Researchers make new discovery on pigment melanin and skin - hair color

Beware some cosmetic treatments carry health risks!

Beware some cosmetic treatments carry health risks!

Discovery on manipulating skin tone and color

Discovery on manipulating skin tone and color

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

New options in treating pigmentation disorders

Diagnosing skin cancers with laser-based system

Diagnosing skin cancers with laser-based system

Discovery of fungi that uses radioactivity as an energy source

Discovery of fungi that uses radioactivity as an energy source

Gene-for-gene interactions help bacteria kill their host

Gene-for-gene interactions help bacteria kill their host

Melanin concentrating hormone found to be involved with insulin production

Melanin concentrating hormone found to be involved with insulin production

New technique detects signature of metastasizing melanoma with as few as 10 cancer cells present in blood sample

New technique detects signature of metastasizing melanoma with as few as 10 cancer cells present in blood sample

Atp7a determines a hierarchy of copper metabolism essential for notochord development

Atp7a determines a hierarchy of copper metabolism essential for notochord development

Doctors may be over-diagnosing melanoma in sun-damaged skin

Doctors may be over-diagnosing melanoma in sun-damaged skin

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