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Red haired withstand to pain more than blond headed

Research team headed by Dr. Ian Jackson of University of Edinburgh, UK, has found that red haired women can withstand pain more readily than blondes or brunettes. The research team has found a gene that is responsible for // withstanding pain. The outcome of the research will lead to development of...

Genes Hike Melanoma Risk Even in Those Who Tan Well

...oma, even when adjusting for lighter skin tone, lighter hair and lighter eyes, Kanetsky said. In this study, the MCIR variant in people with red or blond hair did not affect melanoma rates. Researchers are not sure why the MCIR variant didn't seem to boost melanoma risk in the fair-haired group, but...

Dark hair? Don't burn? Your genes may still put you at risk for melanoma

...C1R genetic variants, their risk for melanoma increased 2.4-fold. However, no elevated risk was associated with these same MC1R variants in those with blond or red hair. MC1R was also associated with increased risk among those with dark eye color (3.2-fold increase), who did not freckle (8-fold increas...

Skin Cancer is the Fastest Growing Cancer in the U.S.

...ed: The risk of melanoma is more than 10 times higher for whites than for African Americans - skin pigment has a protective effect. Whites with red or blond hair or fair skin that freckles or burns easily are at increased risk. -- Family History: Your risk of melanoma is significantly higher if one or mo...

The Evolution of Costly Traits

... "Animal traits are not always independent. For example, people with blond hair are more likely to have blue eyes," explains Andy Gardner (Oxford Univ...s is a nuisance for natural selection, which could not, for instance, favor blond hair without also indirectly favoring blue eyes, and this is the idea of ge...

Study Explains How Costly Traits Evolve

...ne. "Animal traits are not always independent. For example, people with blond hair are more likely to have blue eyes," explains Andy Gardner (Oxford Univ...s is a nuisance for natural selection, which could not, for instance, favor blond hair without also indirectly favoring blue eyes, and this is the idea of ge...

Black and White in ‘Shades of Grey

...ck eumelanin. Decreased quantity of the black eumelanin polymers leads to the graying of the hair, while a decrease in the brown eumelanin results in blond or yellow- colored hair. Eumelanin polymers are the most common type of melanins present in humans and a reduction in these pigments result in a condi...
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Saving Lives of Florida Residents Who Develop Skin Cancer Each Year: The Key is Early Detection and Treatment

... too much exposure to ultraviolet radiation * Presence of many moles and/or large moles (>6mm) * Fair skin, freckling, light eyes, or natural red or blond hair * Family history of melanoma * Past personal history of melanoma Traditionally, dermatologists have relied on their own eyes and judgment in d...

Saving Lives of California Residents Who Develop Skin Cancer Each Year: The Key is Early Detection and Treatment

...actors for melanoma include: * Sunburns * Presence of many moles and/or large moles (>6mm) * Fair skin, freckling, light eyes, or natural red or blond hair * Family history of melanoma * Past personal history of melanoma Traditionally, dermatologists have relied on their own eyes and judgment in...
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Study of bear hair will reveal genetic diversity of Yellowstone's grizzlies

...grizzly bears are stored at Montana State University, waiting to tell the tale of genetic diversity in the Yellowstone Ecosystem. Ranging from pale blond to almost black, the hair is filed in a chest freezer where the temperature is minus-77.8 degrees. Some of the tufts are almost 25 years old. The h...
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