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Photos: Lumixyl(TM) Enters the Market to Improve the Appearance of Hyperpigmentation without Irritation and Side Effects

... of ten amino acids, promoted the moderation of melanin more efficaciously than hydroquinone. At equal ... Lumixyl peptide expressed a reduced production of melanin by as much as 40 percent compared to those ... impressive, showing a 40 percent improvement in melanin related darkening.," commented Nowell Solish, MD, ...

Melanin production discovered in fat tissue

... and the paper's lead author, explains that melanin production has never before been identified in ... that these cells would adapt and produce melanin as a form of self-protection. As a side benefit, melanin may suppress inflammatory properties of the extra ...

New drug target in obesity: Fat cells make lots of melanin

... some of the antioxidant drugs that can mimic the melanin effect are FDA-approved and available. This ... discovery--fat cells in obese people produce melanin in excess--when they were comparing fat cells of ... they found that the gene responsible for making melanin was working in "overdrive" in the fat cells of ...

What gives us sunburn protects crayfish against bacteria

... The production of melanin gives us sunburns, but it also helps invertebrate ... Korean and Thai colleagues, can now show that melanin also protects against bacterial infections, at ... of Biological Chemistry. The production of melanin is an important protective reaction that gives us ...

AMBI(R) Introduces SOFT & EVEN(TM)

... challenges in keeping their skin soft and even-toned due to the excess melanin in their skin that often leaves behind darks marks and hyperpigmentation, ... challenges in keeping their skin clear and even in tone due to the melanin in their skin. Therefore, it is important for women with melanin-rich skin ...

Tanning Chain Offers Tips for Effective Indoor and Outdoor Exposure

... eyes and lips. Closing your eyes while tanning isn't enough; opt for FDA-compliant eyewear instead. The same goes for lips: They produce less melanin so slick on balm with SPF every time you tan. Build a base. To ensure an even tan, begin by exfoliating skin and consider a few initial ...

Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development Announces Collaboration with National Cancer Institute to Develop Novel Cell Therapies to Treat Cancer

... of all diagnosed skin cancers, according to NCI. Melanoma, which usually begins in cutaneous melanocytes -- the cells that produce the pigment melanin -- is more likely to spread to other body parts, known as metastatic melanoma. In 2008 in the United States, an estimated 68,000 people were ...

Sclerotherapy Gives Signs of Aging on the Hands the Boot

... effects of ultraviolet light. Signs of aging on the hands occur less frequently in people with skin of color due to the inherent protective nature of melanin in their skin. "As dermatologists continue to treat facial aging with much success, patients are increasingly aware of other visible areas of ...

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Announces the Launch of the CM-SA Skin Analysis Software

... with Konica Minolta's portable spectrophotometers, enable highly accurate measurement of skin color simultaneously with a numerical display of the melanin Index, Hb (Hemoglobin) Index, and Hb SO2 (Hemoglobin oxygen saturation) Index (%),thus eliminating the need for a mexameter. Applications for the ...

Are You Getting Burned by Your Sunscreen?

... in people who have weakened immune systems. The most deadly form of skin cancer is melanoma, which forms in the skin cells that make the pigment melanin -- often as a mole. The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be 62,480 new cases of melanoma in the United States in 2008, and about 8,420 ...

Jan Marini Skin Research Adds Two New Sheer Colors to Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 30 With PhytoMelanin(TM)

... care fact: the darker the skin, the less likely it will suffer from sun damage and skin cancer. The darkness of our skin is determined by amount of melanin or pigment that colors our skin. PhytoMelanin is a derivative of Date Palm fruit that mimics human melanin. Jan Marini realized the natural sun ...

Most ancient case of tuberculosis found in 500,000-year-old human; points to modern health issues

... low, tropical latitudes to northern temperate regions and darker skin color. People with dark skin produce less vitamin D because the skin pigment melanin blocks ultraviolet light. And, when they live in areas with lower ultraviolet radiation such as Europe, their immune systems can be compromised. ...

Stanford researchers sniff out gene that gives dogs black fur

... infections. What is clear now is that this protein engages the melanocortin pathway, a circuit of molecular interactions that controls the type of melanin and amount of cortisol produced by the body. Barsh's lab has studied this pathway, which determines skin and hair color as well as stress adaptation ...

Black and White in ‘Shades of Grey

... color- coded stratification. In humans, melanin is a pigment that imparts color to the skin, ... of the inner ear and some areas of the brain. melanin molecules are composed of aggregates of smaller ... polyaniline and their copolymers. The type of melanin differs according to the proportion and banding ...

Researchers Develop Basis For Experimental Melanoma Treatment

... began studying the biology of the skin pigment melanin to better understand why its synthesis plays a ... known as a monoclonal antibody that binds to melanin based on scientific evidence suggesting that when melanin is synthesized, it causes the immune system to ...

Listening to the Sound of Skin Cancer

... solution. The dark, microscopic granules of melanin contained in the cancer cells absorb the energy ... tiny tsunamis. The sound waves produced by melanin are high-frequency ultrasounds, meaning that they ... pigments with the same color as melanin, so the melanin signature is easy to tell apart from other ...

Insight Into Tanning Process Suggests Novel Way to Prevent Skin Cancer

... a large number of genes, causing a pigment called melanin to be produced. If cAMP levels are low, the ... are high, they make brown/black melanin. The melanin is eventually discharged from melanocytes and ... tan naturally. "When keratinocytes absorb melanin pigment, the pigment isn't randomly distributed ...

Study Finds - UV Damaged Skin could be Possibly Treated with Glucosamine

... n-acetyl glucosamine have shown to reduce the melanin content of skin cells thus proved its effect in ... stable form of glucosamine, reduced the amount of melanin in skin cells, meaning there was less excess ... of hyperpigmentation, age spots and uneven melanin distribution. Researchers paired n-acetyl ...

Dark skin protects

... and lighter skin in others, is that// the extra melanin in darker skin protects against cancer and ... throats and nasal passages, are packed with melanin cells.In mammals, melanin is contained inside vesicles called melanosomes. ...

Astronauts can Now Feed on 'radiation-eating' Fungi

... radiation. By measuring the electron spin resonance signal after melanin was exposed to ionizing radiation, they showed that radiation interacts with melanin to alter its electron structure. This is an essential step for capturing ...

Laser-based System for Non-invasive Diagnosis of Skin Cancers on the Anvil

... This is the first approach that can target molecules like hemoglobin and melanin and get microscopic resolution images the equivalent of what a doctor ... by him and his colleagues is capable of coaxing both hemoglobin and melanin inside questionable skin moles to emit light by exciting them with highly ...

Don’t Kill Your Skin With Bleachers, Warns Doctor

... is a prescription drug in Europe and highly regulated in the U.S. melanin has the role of protecting the skin from harmful effects of the sun, hence using any cream that suppresses melanin production, can only have adverse effects, according to doctors. The ...

Sunscreen Maybe Helpful in Preventing Skin Cancer

... spokesperson for Bonn-based German Cancer Aid. A suntan, she explained, was a defensive skin reaction to produce more of the pigment melanin to protect itself from too much harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Large amounts of UV radiation damage the DNA in skin cells and can even ...

Role of Appetite Hormone MCH in Insulin Production Revealed

... A new Joslin Diabetes Center-led study has shown conclusively that a neuropeptide, melanin concentrating hormone (MCH), found in the brain and known for its role in// increasing appetite in people, plays a role in the growth of ...

A Sun Tan Lotion that is not Skin-Deep

... at New York University Medical Center in New York City, expressing promise, said that it would be sometime before a cream capable of enhancing melanin content in the skin, is conceived. Orlow is still skeptical about the effects of the lotion in preventing cancer, as he believes there is a distinct ...

Skin Cancer More Fatal In Dark-Skinned People

... people to the cancers being diagnosed at a later stage. The belief that darker-skinned people are more immune to skin cancers because of more melanin pigmentation that protects them from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun makes them ignore skin changes indicative of cancers at an early stage ...

Varied Applications of Adult Stem Cells to Treat Host of Disorders in Human

... of melanocytes. The new cells also expressed biomarkers typical of pigment cells and when placed in an artificial human skin construct, produced melanin and responded to chemical cues from normal epidermis skin cells. After 14 days, about 10% of the stem cells in the neuronal cell line -- a type ...
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