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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.
Vitamin D deficiency may account for unexplained disparities in cancer survival rates

Vitamin D deficiency may account for unexplained disparities in cancer survival rates

Skin transplant surgery safe and effective for patients with vitligo

Skin transplant surgery safe and effective for patients with vitligo

Arab Health conference to discuss link between vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis

Arab Health conference to discuss link between vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis

Avita Medical announces acquisition of intellectual property from McComb Foundation

Avita Medical announces acquisition of intellectual property from McComb Foundation

New technologies could aid in malignant melanoma diagnosis and therapy

New technologies could aid in malignant melanoma diagnosis and therapy

Avoiding sun may increase risk of vitamin D deficiency in light-skinned people

Avoiding sun may increase risk of vitamin D deficiency in light-skinned people

Henry Ford becomes first U.S. hospital to offer skin transplant surgery for vitiligo

Henry Ford becomes first U.S. hospital to offer skin transplant surgery for vitiligo

NYU Cancer Institute scientists present new research findings at ASCO 2011

NYU Cancer Institute scientists present new research findings at ASCO 2011

Study to determine how vitamin D affects cardiac structure, functions in blacks with hypertension

Study to determine how vitamin D affects cardiac structure, functions in blacks with hypertension

Scientists mimic dyskeratosis congenita through study of undifferentiated iPS cells

Scientists mimic dyskeratosis congenita through study of undifferentiated iPS cells

Avita's ReCell Spray-On Skin exhibits potential for applications relating to healing of acute wounds

Avita's ReCell Spray-On Skin exhibits potential for applications relating to healing of acute wounds

Zebrafish model of human melanoma reveals new cancer gene

Zebrafish model of human melanoma reveals new cancer gene

Vitamin D deficiency flagged as a major concern in South Asia

Vitamin D deficiency flagged as a major concern in South Asia

Indian study confirms vitamin D deficiency as risk factor for hip fracture

Indian study confirms vitamin D deficiency as risk factor for hip fracture

Vitamin D deficiency in African-American women can increase risk of aggressive breast cancer: Study

Vitamin D deficiency in African-American women can increase risk of aggressive breast cancer: Study

Zebrafish-yeast approach for studying copper deficiency, complex multifactorial diseases

Zebrafish-yeast approach for studying copper deficiency, complex multifactorial diseases

Tanning protects skin from harmful sun rays

Tanning protects skin from harmful sun rays

ARS research physiologist develops preliminary model that predicts individual's vitamin D requirements

ARS research physiologist develops preliminary model that predicts individual's vitamin D requirements

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