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Gene linked to spread of eye melanoma identified


November 5th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 05 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene linked to the spread of eye melanoma.Although more research is needed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis say the ... Read more...

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Now get a tan without exposure to cancerous UV rays


October 15th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cutaneous Biology Research Center (CBRC) have found out how one can get a tan without being exposed to harmful UV radiations.The ... Read more...

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Prince Jackson Reportedly Has Vitiligo Like His Late Father


July 2nd, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Jackson the late pop legend who passed away last year had claimed that he suffered from a skin condition named Vitiligo which was responsible for ... Read more...

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No more fillings: Gel regenerates teeth


June 29th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Jun 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new revolutionary technology could soon lead to dentists around the world getting rid of their drills. The technology uses a new peptide which ... Read more...

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Causes of mysterious skin disease


June 7th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered additional evidence that generalized vitiligo - a disease that typically causes patches of white skin on the face and neck, is associated with slight variations ... Read more...

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Early UVA light exposure ‘doesn’t cause melanoma’


May 5th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma.The researchers, therefore, concluded that ... Read more...

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Grey hair may give protection against cancer


June 22nd, 2009 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Experiments on mice suggest that having grey hair may tender protection against cancer.Emi Nishimura, of Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan, points out that melanocytes are ... Read more...

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Zebrafish may help explain how skin cancer spreads


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Scientists claim that zebrafish can help explain how aggressive human skin cancer, melanoma, grows and spreads.The pigmented cells in zebrafish helped scientists tease out how oncogenes that are ... Read more...

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Banaras University scientists claim chickpeas can cure Leukoderma


January 30th, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Girish Kumar Dubey Varanasi, Jan.30 (ANI): Scientists at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Uttar Pradesh have claimed that chickpeas or, Choley as they are known in local parlance here can ... Read more...

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Chickpeas can cure skin disease: BHU scientists


January 27th, 2009 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Varanasi, Jan 27 (IANS) Chickpeas hold the cure for leukoderma, a chronic skin disease that causes loss of pigment, resulting in white spots or patches on the skin, claim scientists of the ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that causes common eye cancer discovered


December 11th, 2008 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A geneticist at University of British Columbia has discovered a gene mutation, which may cause the most common eye cancer - uveal melanoma.Uveal melanoma is a cancer ... Read more...

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Genetic mutation linked to eye cancer discovered


December 11th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Canadian researchers have discovered a gene mutation that can lead to the most common eye cancer.According to Catherine Van Raamsdonk, an assistant professor of medical genetics at the ... Read more...

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Identical gene explains why some horses are white


July 21st, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) An identical mutation that explains why some horses are white can be traced back to a common ancestor living thousands of years ago. The study by Uppsala University ... Read more...

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Heres why white horses are white


July 20th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): They say white horses are a mythical image of purity and sanctity. Now, a group of scientists have come up with a scientific answer for the white ... Read more...

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Melanomas on scalp and neck more deadly, study finds


April 22nd, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): According to a new research, individuals with melanoma on their scalp or neck appear are less likely to survive for five or 10 years than those with ... Read more...

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Single protein behind united colours of skin palette


February 23rd, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by admin
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) From ivory white to chocolate brown, the range of skin colours you see in the world could be the handiwork of a single protein, according to a ... Read more...

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Malignant tumours mostly occur on bodys left side


November 16th, 2007 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, November 16 (ANI): An analysis of cancer data from Australia and other developed countries has revealed that malignant tumours are more likely to occur on the left side of the body. ... Read more...

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