Pinning Vitamin A against Skin Cancer

It has always been general knowledge that vitamin A plays an important role in the healthy growth and maturation of skin cells. A new study claims that higher vitamin A intake could lower the risk of skin cancer.
Teenaged Boy Shaving His Face

Here's A Skin Cream Made From A Person’s Own Microbes

Studies show that the body is composed of several microorganisms which are actually more numerous than the human's cells. Lately, scientists were curious on how can these microbes affect humans. With a recent finding, it was found out that a person's microbes can actually be utilized for skin care.
The Grape Harvest Is Gathered In On The Slopes Surrounding The Sil River

Essential Foods That Help Fight Against Wrinkles

Skin aging may be a natural process but there are ways people can fight against it. Here are some foods that can help prevent wrinkles from appearing and keeping one's skin healthy and youthful looking.
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Study Finds Many Sunscreen Products Not Doing Their Job

The summer vacation season is finally here and many schools are now out for the season or about to get out. Pools are opening and beaches are gearing up for a season of sun bathers, kids and adults that are looking to enjoy a cool dip in the pool or a just a little time in the sun. However, in a new report by the Environmental Working Group, researchers have found that as much as 80 percent of sunscreen products don't work to the level they claim, and some could even be dangerous.

Seeing With Its Skin—How An Octopus Can Live In the Deep

Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered that the octopus, uniquely adept with camouflage, can "see" with its skin. The study found that the California two-spot octopus can sense light using light-sensitive proteins, similar to those found in eyes, in its skin.

New Morphing Frog Reveals Its Spiny Ability

In the wild, camouflage and mimicry are powerful abilities that often mean the difference between life and death. But while merely hiding in the background may mean going unnoticed, being able to change one’s form can change odds of survival astronomically when it comes to predation. And though the ability to camouflage may be an uncommon attribute that most species can live without, one fingernail-sized frog in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador is revealing a far rarer ability—making it the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found.

What are ‘Iridophores’ and How Are They Keeping Chameleons Camouflaged?

In a new study published this week in journal Nature Communications, researchers with the University of Geneva in Switzerland revealed that crystals beneath the skin of chameleons are responsible for the species’ amazing ability to adapt its pigmentation to its surroundings. But many are left wondering—what exactly are “Iridophores” and how can chameleons use them to camouflage?
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