Internal organization of a melanoma cell. Image courtesy of Donald Bliss, National Library of Medicine Melanoma is commonly caused by the damaging effects of ultraviolet light—from sources like sunlight and tanning beds—on the DNA of skin cells. This UV damage can activate genes that encourage precancerous cells to further mutateRead More →

The actor had also co-written a book titled The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer along with Bilal Siddiqi. The book chronicled his son’s struggle with the dreaded disease. The 39-year-old actor will be next seen in Why Cheat India. The film releases on Friday.Read More →

In a first along the Indian coastline, an octopus species was recently spotted in the estuarine zone of Narmada river, said scientists. Marine biologists confirmed that there were no previous reports of octopuses being spotted in inland waters along the Indian coastline. Octopus is a marine species that is spottedRead More →

Scientists have developed the world’s smallest wearable, battery-free device that can warn people of overexposure to ultraviolet rays (UV) a leading factor for developing skin cancer. Currently, people do not know how much UV light they are actually getting. The rugged and waterproof device interacts wirelessly with the phone andRead More →

Lycopene is a naturally occurring chemical that gives fruits and vegetables the bright red color. It is one amongst a number of pigments called carotenoids. Lycopene is found in tomatoes, red cabbage, mango, carrots, apricots, guavas, red oranges, watermelons, pink grapefruits and rosehips. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that offersRead More →