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Healthy Dose of Sunshine Could Protect You From High Blood Pressure and Heart Attack

New research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology reveals that a healthy dose of UV radiation can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack. They say that the benefits may outweigh the risk of skin cancer. The study by researchers at Southhampton and Edinburgh University (UK) exposed 24 healthy young men to an ultraviolet (UVA) light from tanning lamps for two 20-minute sessions ( corresponding to what they would receive while …

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Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientist Grow Human Skin to Fight Skin Cancer

Scientists at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus have been researching a way to grow skin specifically to tackle Malignant Melanoma. They first announced their intent to grow human skin back in November 2012, saying that it would take at least 6 months or more to get the full clearance on their ground breaking research. Cancer research is often of single cells, but scientists at the …

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AIM Awards $90K Check To Benefit The Fight Against Melanoma

AIM Awards $90K Check To Benefit The Fight Against Melanoma

AIM at Melanoma, a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, outreach and prevention of Melanoma, has awarded a $90,000 research grant to MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). “West University resident Judy Sager, AIM Houston Chapter President, and Jean Schlipmann, AIM CoFounder, presented Dr. Patrick Hwu and the Melanoma Department at MDACC a check for $90,000 to support melanoma research.” This is very exciting news for AIM and the MDACC! AIM and the MD Anderson Cancer …

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Genes That Cause Melanoma Discovered!

Scientist from the “Queensland Institute of Medical Research have found two new genes that together double a persons risk of melanoma.” A study team studied the genes of 6,000 people and found that “specific changes in two genes were found to make people more susceptible to developing moles. The researchers went on to show, in another 4,000 people, the same two genes increased the risk of developing melanoma – the most deadly form of skin …

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