Image of the Day: Sun Burn

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

Oct 20, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Melanoma (red and black on the left and right, respectively) in mouse melanocyte stem cellsHYEONGSUN MOON AND ANDREW WHITE, CORNELL UNIVERSITYSee H. Moon et al., “Melanocyte stem cell activation and translocation initiate cutaneous melanoma in response to UV exposure,” Cell Stem Cell, doi:10.1016/j.stem.2017.09.001, 2017