Some dogs and cats prone to sunburn – How to protect your animal from skin damage
Excessive sunbathing damages the skin. Humans are not the only ones who need to monitor their exposure to UV rays: animals are at risk too. Dogs and cats with white or thin coats are at particular risk, as ...
Whales feel the (sun)burn
Whales have been shown to increase the pigment in their skin in response to sunshine, just as we get a tan.
Student engineers' skin patch warns when it's time to get out of the sun
(Phys.org) —By the time most of us realize we've been out in the sun too long, it's too late. It can take up to 24 hours after exposure before you realize you have a sunburn.
Continuous monitoring of UV exposure
UV lamps are used to cure coatings and adhesives in many industrial manufacturing processes. And special sensors are used to measure the intensity of the UV light applied to these surfaces. But because these ...
Stem cells: Tuning the death sentence
In this week's issue of Science Signaling (22 January, 2013), Danen and colleagues of the Division of Toxicology of LACDR report novel insights into the question how stem cells decide to commit suicide when their DNA is dam ...
How do DNA components resist to damaging UV exposure?
The genetic material of DNA contains shielding mechanisms to protect itself from the exposure to the UV light emitted by the sun. This is of crucial importance, since without photostability i.e. without ...
Vanderbilt Doctors Warn to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun's Damaging Rays
(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to damaging sun rays, skin protection is a top priority for many. But there is another area that needs to be brought into focus -- the eyes.
Cancers of sweat glands, other skin-related structures may be increasing in United States
tumors of the skin appendages such as hair, nails, sweat glands and mammary glands—are rare but rates appear to be increasing in the United States, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology.
Researchers find melanoma not caused by early UVA light exposure
Early life exposure to ultraviolet A light does not cause melanoma in a fish model that previously made that connection, scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today in the online Early ...
Research reveals key to world's toughest organism
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by Cornell researchers uncovers the details of how the world's toughest bacterium survives lethal radiation exposure.
Tanning may be associated with moles in very light-skinned children
Very-light-skinned children without red hair who tan appear to develop more nevi (birthmarks, moles or other colored spots on the skin) than children who do not tan, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of ...
Get Your Vitamin D From Food or Supplements -- Not Tanning Beds
(PhysOrg.com) -- There’s no question that vitamin D does the body good, but tanning beds and unprotected sun exposure are not the best ways to get it, according to dermatologists with UC Physicians.