Thursday, September 21, 2006

Of Mice And Men...

Melanin boosted without the sun

By Gareth Cook, Boston Globe Staff September 21, 2006

A lotion that tans the skin without exposure to sunlight could provide a novel way to prevent skin cancer, Boston scientists announced yesterday.

The research, done with mice, found that a lotion can prompt skin cells to make melanin, the darkening pigment that protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation. After the lotion was applied for several days, the mice developed a light tan. After several weeks, the normally red- furred, fair-skinned mice were nearly black, according to Dr. David E. Fisher , who led the research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston.


Okay... to be "nearly black" is not really necessary in my book, but the thought of being a bronzed goddess seems mighty nice! So come on guys, perfect this lotion and get it out on the market!!!


At 10:58 PM, Blogger Ginger said...

I'm all about having a tan...especially if it won't age the skin!!!! We'll have to keep an eye on this scientific development. As I always say, "Better living through chemistry."


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