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The color of the human skin is due to a brown pigment called melanin. Pigmentation or coloration of the skin is dependent on the amount of melanin present in the skin. People with pale skin produce very little melanin and people with darker skin produce higher amounts of melanin. Pregnancy and sun exposure can also make skin darker, while infections, burns, and blisters can make skin lighter.
Human teeth reveal clues to evolution, migration and health problems

Human teeth reveal clues to evolution, migration and health problems

Study highlights risk factors for widespread vitamin D deficiency

Study highlights risk factors for widespread vitamin D deficiency

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Study suggests ‘synergistic’ link between exercise and vitamin D for better heart health

Red hair-related gene variant may contribute to link between melanoma and Parkinson's disease

Red hair-related gene variant may contribute to link between melanoma and Parkinson's disease

Japanese scientists capture live distribution of melanin inside the skin

Japanese scientists capture live distribution of melanin inside the skin

BetterYou’s oral spray effective in correcting vitamin D insufficiency in athletes, study shows

BetterYou’s oral spray effective in correcting vitamin D insufficiency in athletes, study shows

Researchers identify genetic causes underlying higher rate of melanoma in men

Researchers identify genetic causes underlying higher rate of melanoma in men

New research on EdnrB, Wnt signaling pathways could lead to therapies for skin pigment disorders

New research on EdnrB, Wnt signaling pathways could lead to therapies for skin pigment disorders

Derivatives of female sex hormones can influence natural melanin production, study suggests

Derivatives of female sex hormones can influence natural melanin production, study suggests

UT Southwestern scientists discover mutation that causes X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder

UT Southwestern scientists discover mutation that causes X-linked reticulate pigmentary disorder

To reduce skin cancer risk, Vitamin D deficient Aussies should supplement

To reduce skin cancer risk, Vitamin D deficient Aussies should supplement

Avita Medical sends devices and personnel to help treat mass burn victims in Taiwan

Avita Medical sends devices and personnel to help treat mass burn victims in Taiwan

Avita Medical gains two CE marks to complete skin healing portfolio

Avita Medical gains two CE marks to complete skin healing portfolio

14th APS symposium highlights role of endothelin in many biological functions

14th APS symposium highlights role of endothelin in many biological functions

Vitamin D deficiency can leave people less able to fight HIV-1 infection

Vitamin D deficiency can leave people less able to fight HIV-1 infection

New method offers quick spectral analysis of blood and melanin contents in skin sites

New method offers quick spectral analysis of blood and melanin contents in skin sites

Researchers find link between vitamin D deficiency and seasonal affective disorder

Researchers find link between vitamin D deficiency and seasonal affective disorder

WRF, University of Washington partner to develop iPhone app to find severity of jaundice in newborns

WRF, University of Washington partner to develop iPhone app to find severity of jaundice in newborns

Cord blood vitamin D linked to pediatric RTI risk

Cord blood vitamin D linked to pediatric RTI risk

Research: Low level of daily exposure to sunlight can cause skin damage

Research: Low level of daily exposure to sunlight can cause skin damage