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 →

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 →

Researchers have identified a specific protein responsible for melanoma metastasis that may provide an improved understanding of how the cancer spreads. The study showed that silencing the expression of protein called RAB27A resulted in reduced metastasis — the process by which cancer spreads to other areas of the body —Read More →