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A molecule produced by a strain of Staphylococcus epidermis interferes with DNA synthesis.

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Image of the Day: Sun Burn

By The Scientist Staff | October 20, 2017

When certain melanocyte stem cells are exposed to UV rays, a molecular cascade can trigger melanoma, scientists find in mice.

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Image of the Day: Manipulative Melanomas

By The Scientist Staff | March 20, 2017

Early-stage melanoma cells alter proteins in nearby skin cells to create a favorable environment for cancer progression.

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“Redhead” Gene Variant Boosts Melanoma Risk

By Tanya Lewis | July 12, 2016

People without red hair who possess the variant are also more likely to develop this form of skin cancer, researchers report.

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Fuchs on the Future

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics

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Antioxidants Facilitate Melanoma Metastasis

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 7, 2015

Two compounds boost the ability of melanoma cells to invade other tissues in mice, providing additional evidence that antioxidants can be beneficial to malignant cells as well as healthy ones.

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Cancer-Driving Mutations Common in Normal Skin Cells

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 21, 2015

A deep-sequencing analysis reveals that non-malignant skin cells harbor many more cancer-driving mutations than previously expected. 

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The Dark Side of Melanin

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 19, 2015

Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.

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Testicular-Skin Cancer Tradeoff

By Bob Grant | October 14, 2013

A genetic mutation tied to risk of developing testicular cancer may be more prevalent in white men because it also confers a reduced risk of developing skin cancer.

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Blue Whales Get Tans

By Kate Yandell | September 2, 2013

The large mammals alter the levels of melanin in their skin depending on sun exposure, helping them to avoid DNA damage.

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