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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
Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is an effective skin whitening cream

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine is an effective skin whitening cream

Higher vitamin D levels and sun exposure linked to lower risk of multiple sclerosis

Higher vitamin D levels and sun exposure linked to lower risk of multiple sclerosis

Nutritional deficiencies among indigenous populations: two studies

Nutritional deficiencies among indigenous populations: two studies

Researchers discover agouti family gene regulates pigmentation, body weight

Researchers discover agouti family gene regulates pigmentation, body weight

Multispectral imaging of ocular fundus using new LED Illumination system

Multispectral imaging of ocular fundus using new LED Illumination system

Kiehl's to introduce Photo-Age Corrector for treating UV damage on skin

Kiehl's to introduce Photo-Age Corrector for treating UV damage on skin

Scientists develop new imaging technique to create three-dimensional images of melanoma

Scientists develop new imaging technique to create three-dimensional images of melanoma

Dermatologist discusses treatment for acne and melasma

Dermatologist discusses treatment for acne and melasma

Study solves puzzle behind different types of skin cancer on different body parts

Study solves puzzle behind different types of skin cancer on different body parts

SurModics licenses biodegradable polymer implant technology to Clinuvel

SurModics licenses biodegradable polymer implant technology to Clinuvel

DNA damage caused by UVA radiation leads to melanoma

DNA damage caused by UVA radiation leads to melanoma

Anti-inflammatory interventions may protect sensitive skin types from sunburn

Anti-inflammatory interventions may protect sensitive skin types from sunburn

Tanning protects skin from harmful sun rays

Tanning protects skin from harmful sun rays

UVA exposure at early age does not cause melanoma

UVA exposure at early age does not cause melanoma

Melanin-covered nanoparticles may protect bone marrow from harmful radiation therapy effects: Research

Melanin-covered nanoparticles may protect bone marrow from harmful radiation therapy effects: Research

People with vitiligo may have less risk of developing malignant melanoma: Research

People with vitiligo may have less risk of developing malignant melanoma: Research

Skin cancer prevention measure increases hat use among fourth-graders

Skin cancer prevention measure increases hat use among fourth-graders

People with skin of color more prone to dermatologic problems than those with lighter skin tones

People with skin of color more prone to dermatologic problems than those with lighter skin tones

Researchers study how laser-induced ultrasound could help identify the stage of melanoma

Researchers study how laser-induced ultrasound could help identify the stage of melanoma

Nutrition is crucial to achieve the most desirable complexion

Nutrition is crucial to achieve the most desirable complexion