News tagged with uv light

Natural compound attacks HER2 positive breast cancer cells

(Medical Xpress)—A common compound known to fight lymphoma and skin conditions actually has a second method of action that makes it particularly deadly against certain aggressive breast tumors, researchers at Duke Medicine ...

Feb 18, 2014
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Study highlights need for better sunscreens

A low level of daily exposure to a common component of sunlight can cause skin damage at the molecular level after just a few days, new University of Michigan Medical School research shows.

Dec 04, 2013
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Ricebag to treat soft tissue injuries

University Teknology MARA researchers investigated the effects of rice, barley and mung beans in heated bags for treating soft tissue injuries. Rice displayed superior quality in maintaining heat and can ...

Apr 18, 2013
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Could compact fluorescent bulbs pose skin cancer risk?

(HealthDay) -- As the United States bakes under the summer sun, dermatologists often warn of cancer risks posed by ultraviolet (UV) sunlight. But research now points to a new and ubiquitous indoor source of the ...

Aug 03, 2012
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Oxidative DNA damage repair

Oxidative stress damages DNA. Researchers in the Vetsuisse Faculty have now decoded the mechanism that repairs DNA damaged in this way. This repair mechanism could lead to less invasive approaches in cancer therapy and contribute ...

Dec 27, 2011
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Human skin begins tanning in seconds, and here's how

We all know that human skin tans after days spent in the sun. That relatively slow process has known links to ultraviolet (and specifically UVB) exposure, which leads to tanning only after it damages the DNA of skin cells. ...

Nov 03, 2011
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Better vaccines thanks to RNA

(Medical Xpress) -- Vaccination can be just as effective with dead bacteria as with live ones, as long as you inject them with the RNA of live bacteria. This finding was published in Nature by a team of American, French, Amster ...

May 30, 2011
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