Oncology & Cancer

Study reveals source of DNA mutations in melanoma

The mutations that give rise to melanoma result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight—not just a DNA copying error as previously believed, reports a study by Van Andel Institute scientists published today ...

Oncology & Cancer

A new approach to metastatic melanoma discovered

Combining chemotherapy and BRAF oncogene inhibitors is an effective strategy for fighting metastatic melanoma, the leading cause of death from skin cancer in the world. This has been demonstrated in a study by researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q and A: Bleeding moles and skin checks

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a significant number of moles. While most do not bother me, I have at least one that bleeds from time to time. Should I see my doctor for a mole that bleeds?

Medical research

Hair follicles heal blisters at personal cost

A team of scientists has shown that the healing of skin blisters is driven by hair follicle stem cells, which delay their own development in the process.

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