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Skin Saver

Researchers seek a vaccine to treat and prevent melanoma

July 1, 1988 — J. H.

Melanoma and Parkinson's disease linked

What does skin cancer have to do with Parkinson's disease, the degenerative brain condition that causes tremors, slowed gait and problems with balance and coordination?

February 16, 2009 — Jordan Lite

UV Gives Fish Skin Cancer

Fifteen percent of a sample of 136 trout caught near the Great Barrier Reef showed evidence of melanoma, with UV exposure the likely culprit. Christopher Intagliata reports

August 5, 2012

Farm Pesticides Linked to Skin Cancer

Sun exposure has always been considered the driving force behind rising rates of melanoma. But new research suggests that repeated, long-term use of pesticides may be an important factor, too

March 31, 2010 — Gordon Shetler and Environmental Health News

Fish with Melanoma - Our Enduring Environmental Legacy

We've all heard the horror stories. Melanoma is one of the most dangerous kinds of skin cancer, killing around 50,000 people worldwide every year. If caught early enough, it can be cured, but once it invades past the skin, it's deadly.

August 1, 2012 — Christie Wilcox

#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - pure water, science career trajectories, origin of life, fish melanoma, synthetic biology, and more.

- Kelly Izlar - The Purest of Them All  - Rebecca Wragg Sykes - Re-igniting the fire: challenge and chance in science career trajectories  - Christie Wilcox - Fish with Melanoma – Our Enduring Environmental Legacy  - Ashutosh Jogalekar - The beginnings of life: Chemistry’s grand question  - Dawn Santoianni - Guest Post: Innovation Cleans Up Waste-to-Energy  - Christina Agapakis - Timelines, roadmaps, and tools: navigating the futures of synthetic biology  - John R.

August 2, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

Doc calculates McCain's risk of skin-cancer death

Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has a 6 percent chance of dying of the skin cancer melanoma in each of the next two years, says a doctor who specializes in the design of medical trials.

October 23, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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