Of Mice And Men...
LOTION GIVES MICE TAN, MAY BE CANCER SHIELD
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!!!