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New hope for melanoma patients

( -- A therapy that multiplies the effect of a natural disease-fighting antibody has extended the lives of patients with metastatic melanoma in a large, international clinical trial. The study’s researchers ...

dateJun 07, 2010 in Cancer
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Advance toward earlier detection of melanoma

Scientists are reporting development of a substance to enhance the visibility of skin cancer cells during scans with an advanced medical imaging system that combines ultrasound and light. The hybrid scanner could enable doctors ...

dateAug 11, 2010 in Cancer
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The Medical Minute: A darker side of tanning

This year, like every year, more than one-third of Americans will get at least one sunburn. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the risk of melanoma -- the deadliest type of skin cancer -- more than doubles with just ...

dateJul 21, 2010 in Health
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Drug boosts survival in major skin cancer study

(AP) -- Researchers have scored the first big win against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. An experimental drug significantly improved survival in a major study of people with very advanced disease.

dateJun 05, 2010 in Cancer
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EphA4 -- the molecular transformer

( -- EphA4 is a protein which is attached to the surfaces of many types of human cells and plays a role in a wide range of biological processes. EphA4 functions by binding to ephrin ligands, cell surface proteins ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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All-over tan is a myth, study finds

A consistent all-over tan may be impossible to achieve because some body areas are much more resistant to tanning than others, a study has found.

dateAug 03, 2010 in Health
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