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With a little help from chickens and video cameras, scientists have captured live the moment when skin gets darker. In a new study, a team has filmed and demystified the process by which melanin -- mo...
With a little help from chickens and video cameras, scientists have captured live the moment when skin gets darker. In a study appearing in Scientific Reports, a Japanese team has filmed and demystifi...
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Researchers at São Paulo State University's School of Sciences (FC-UNESP) in Brazil have succeeded in developing a novel route to more rapid...
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers turn to melanin as power source
Future biomedical devices may find their source of power from biodegradable battery pills. Developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US, the edible battery is made from natu...
Melanin quantification is reportedly performed by absorption spectroscopy, commonly at 405 nm. Here, we propose the implementation of fluorescence spectroscopy for melanin assessment. In a typical in...
Photothermolysis of unwanted hair depends on the presence of melanin in the hair follicle as the chromophore, but is not effective in patients with non-pigmented, melanin-sparse hair shafts and follic...
Melanin, a kind of well-known multifunctional biomacromolecules that are widely available in large quantities from a variety of natural sources. In this work, Polyurethane (PU) /melanin nanocomposites...
In living cells, melanin pigment is formed within melanosomes, which not only protect the cells from autodestruction, but also serve as second messenger organelles regulating important skin functions,...
ULK1 and ULK2 are thought to be essential for initiating autophagy, and Ulk1/2-deficient mice die perinatally of autophagy-related defects. Therefore, we used a conditional knockout approach to invest...