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Zinc oxide: It's not just for sunscreen and diaper cream!
For many, zinc oxide conjures images of bright stripes down lifeguards' noses. But for researchers in Concordia's Faculty of Arts and Science, ZnO is an exciting compound with important optical and electrical properties. (2017-05-09)

Widespread vitamin D deficiency likely due to sunscreen use, increase of chronic diseases
Results from a clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association find nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use. (2017-05-01)

The upside of worrying
Worry -- it does a body good. And, the mind as well. A new paper by Kate Sweeny, psychology professor at the University of California, Riverside, argues there's an upside to worrying. (2017-04-27)

Patients with hyperpigmentation more likely to use sunscreen, few use other sun-protection measures
Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found patients with hyperpigmentation, a medical disorder that leads to darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin, are more likely to use sunscreen but do not use other protection measures. (2017-04-21)

A beach lover's dream: A step toward long-lasting sunscreen
In a perfect world, people would diligently reapply suncreen every couple of hours to protect their skin from damaging solar radiation. But few people actually adhere to reapplication guidelines, and those who do hardly relish the task. To develop longer-lasting sunscreens, researchers are trying to answer a basic question: How do sunblock ingredients work? The researchers will present their work today at the 253rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society. (2017-04-02)

Indoor tanning, sun safety articles published by JAMA Dermatology
Two original investigations on indoor tanning and sun safety by authors from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, are being published online to coincide with their presentation at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. (2017-03-03)

While most melanoma survivors limit sun exposure, some report getting suntans and sunburns
Survivors of melanoma were more likely to limit exposure to the sun than people who had never had the disease, but some still reported seeking out suntans and getting sunburns. (2017-03-02)

Nature-based sunscreens
The ideal sunscreen should block UVB and UVA radiation while being safe and stable. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Spanish scientists have introduced a new family of UVA and UVB filters based on natural sunscreen substances found in algae and cyanobacteria. They are highly stable and enhance the effectivity of commercial sunscreens. (2017-01-30)

Comparing beach umbrella vs. SPF 100 sunscreen to protect beachgoers from sun
How did sun protection compare for people who spent 3.5 hours on a sunny beach with some under an umbrella and others wearing SPF 100 sunscreen? A new article published online by JAMA Dermatology reports neither method used alone completely prevented sunburn, although the SPF 100 sunscreen was more efficacious in the randomized clinical trial. (2017-01-18)

La Roche-Posay and GW publish study on sun protection behavior and skin cancer awareness
A large international survey, published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology by researchers from La Roche-Posay and the George Washington University, asked nearly 20,000 participants about their sun protection behavior and skin cancer awareness. (2017-01-05)

Bactericidal activity of usnic acid-loaded electrospun fibers
The development of antibiotics generated a revolution in the way we look and treat bacterial infections. In spite of the initial success, new problems came along and raised allergic reactions, bacterial resistance and ecological problems. These consequences have encouraged research on alternative solutions based on sustainable sources. (2016-12-14)

Partners play critical role in melanoma exams
A new Northwestern Medicine study shows the benefits of a partner frequently checking for troublesome moles based on training to do so far outweigh the embarrassment. (2016-12-14)

How turtles and crocodiles lost parietal eye and differing color vision adaptations
University of California zoologist Christopher Emerling has traced back 200 million years of eye evolution in turtles and crocodiles and contributed to a new understanding of color vision. It turns out that some turtles have reduced their color vision during their adaptation to fresh water and crocodiles have 'reinvented' vertebrate color vision for their nocturnal habits. (2016-12-08)

How plants manage excess solar energy
Life on earth largely depends on the conversion of light energy into chemical energy through photosynthesis by plants. However, absorption of excess sunlight can damage the complex machinery responsible for this process. Researchers from UNIGE have discovered how Chlamydomonas reinhardtii activates the protection of its photosynthetic machinery. Their study indicates that the receptors that detect ultraviolet rays induce the activation of a safety valve that allows dissipation of excess energy as heat. (2016-12-05)

Trust issues: Users more gullible when they customize their technology
Technology may have helped turn users into their own information gatekeepers, but they may not necessarily make better, more informed decisions with that data, according to researchers. (2016-12-05)

Bactericidal activity of usnic acid-loaded electrospun fibers
The development of antibiotics generated a revolution in the way we look and treat bacterial infections. In spite of the initial success, new problems came along and raised allergic reactions, bacterial resistance and ecological problems. These consequences have encouraged the research of alternative solutions based on sustainable sources. (2016-12-05)

Tasting light: New type of photoreceptor is 50 times more efficient than the human eye
An international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan has discovered a new type of photoreceptor -- only the third to be found in animals -- that is about 50 times more efficient at capturing light than the rhodopsin in the human eye. (2016-11-17)

What molecules you leave on your phone reveal about your lifestyle
By sampling the molecules on cell phones, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences were able to construct lifestyle sketches for each phone's owner, including diet, preferred hygiene products, health status and locations visited. This proof-of-concept study could have a number of applications, including criminal profiling, airport screening, medication adherence monitoring, clinical trial participant stratification and environmental exposure studies. (2016-11-14)

Researchers identify new species of dragonfly in Brazil
A new species of dragonfly with a bluish waxy body coating has been described by Brazilian researchers, that are investigating whether the wax serves as a kind of sunscreen to protect the male's body from solar radiation since the insect is exposed to sunlight for many hours every day. (2016-10-26)

Can we find more benign nanomaterials?
University of Iowa chemist Sara Mason has won a grant to access a supercomputer network funded by the US National Science Foundation. Mason's group will use its time to better define the atom-to-atom interactions of various nanoparticles, hoping to learn more about the particles' effects on energy, the environment, and human health. (2016-10-18)

Indoor tanning associated with poor outdoor sun protection practices
Adults who frequently tanned indoors -- a practice associated with an increased risk for melanoma -- also practiced poor outdoor sun protection practices and were not more likely to undergo skin cancer screening, according to a new study published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2016-10-12)

Color-changing smart material sensor to alert user to get out of sun
A researcher at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has developed a color-changing wearable that can notify users of their total ultraviolet radiation exposure. The wearable allows people to achieve a balance: They can get Vitamin D without getting sunburnt and becoming more at-risk for skin cancer. (2016-10-03)

For sensation-seekers, the color red can elicit rebelliousness, study finds
The widespread use of the color red to signal danger can actually be counterproductive for certain people, says soon-to-be published research co-written by Ravi Mehta, a professor of business administration at Illinois. (2016-08-17)

The world's most unavoidable carcinogen (video)
When we go outside, we expose ourselves to the most common carcinogen of all: ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight. Most of us know we should apply sunscreen to protect our skin, but some of us forget and suffer a flaky, irritated sunburn in return. In this week's Reactions, we highlight the chemistry behind UV radiation, melanin and sunburns. See the video here: (2016-07-26)

Many skin cancer patients still too likely to sunburn
A recent study by researchers at Johns Hopkins concludes that a substantial number of people with a history of the most frequent kind of nonmelanoma skin cancers still get sunburned at the same rate as those without previous history, probably because they are not using sun-protective methods the right way or in the right amounts. (2016-07-19)

Many top selling sunscreens don't offer adequate protection
About 40 percent of top selling sunscreens on don't meet AAD guidelines, largely due to a lack of water resistance. The study also found consumers spend up to 3,000 percent more for products that provide the same sunscreen protection as lower-cost sunscreens. Dermatologists wanted to identify high performing products that are affordable and popular to know what to recommend to their patients and increase the likelihood of their using it. (2016-07-06)

Some sunscreens highly rated by consumers don't adhere to AAD guidelines
While consumers give high marks to some sunscreens, many of those products do not meet American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) guidelines, according to an article published online by JAMA Dermatology. (2016-07-06)

'Coral zombies' may spell doom for coral reefs around world
Scientists have known for a while that coral reefs around the world are dying, and in a worst-case scenario they were counting on large, healthy-looking corals to repopulate. But a new study presented at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium in Honolulu today shows that these seemingly healthy colonies are 'Coral Zombies' with no reproductive ability, which makes them useless in a recovery effort. (2016-06-21)

Lignin from plants boosts the effectiveness of sunscreen
Warm weather means beach vacations and pool-dipping for many of us. It also signals a season of slathering on sunscreen to avoid getting burned. Someday, those products could be enhanced with lignin, a natural material in plants and a major waste product of the paper industry. Scientists report their findings on what kind of lignin works well for this purpose in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. (2016-06-08)

Healing function of sweat glands declines with age
A group of scientists and dermatologists are now looking at the role sweat glands play in how aging skin recovers from wounds. It's a step to better learn about aging skin, in order to better treat -- and slow -- the process. (2016-06-02)

Monitoring sun exposure with a portable paper sensor
Summer is around the corner -- time for cookouts and sunbathing. But too much sun can result in sunburn, which is the main cause of skin cancer. Because the time it takes to get burned depends on many factors, it is not easy to tell when to seek shade. To help people stay safe, researchers report in ACS Sensors the development of a paper-based sensor for monitoring sun exposure given different skin tones and sunscreen levels. (2016-05-25)

Preeminent experts provide roadmap for future melanoma research
Recently the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) convened a summit of internationally-renowned melanoma experts for an in-depth discussion on the current understanding of, and future recommendations for, melanoma research. (2016-04-18)

SPF30 sunscreens delay melanoma incidence in preclinical model
Application of sun protection factor 30 sunscreen prior to exposure to ultraviolet-B light delayed melanoma onset in a mouse model of the disease, according to data from a team at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. This data suggest that the mouse model can be used to identify new, more effective melanoma-preventing agents. Initial findings are being presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting. (2016-04-17)

Tanning may protect skin against harmful UV irradiation but block vitamin D synthesis
As skin tans, it darkens to protect itself against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but the increasing pigment blocks vitamin D synthesis, limiting the skin's ability to produce more vitamin D, a new study from Brazil finds. The results will be presented in a poster Saturday, April 2, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. (2016-04-02)

Asthma-free? Maybe Mom experienced a sunny second trimester
The best way to reduce a child's chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study from the University of Kansas shows. The most cost-effective way to get Mom more vitamin D could be as simple as health recommendations that consider the benefits of soaking up a little more sun, a practical and cost-effective way to get a dose of D. (2016-03-30)

The science of watching paint dry
New research published today in the journal Physical Review Letters has described a new physical mechanism that separates particles according to their size during the drying of wet coatings. The discovery could help improve the performance of a wide variety of everyday goods, from paint to sunscreen. (2016-03-18)

Stretchable nano-devices towards smart contact lenses
Researchers at RMIT University and the University of Adelaide have created a stretchable nano-scale device to manipulate light. (2016-02-19)

Researchers develop concept for new sunscreen that allows body to produce vitamin D
For the first time researchers have developed a process for altering the ingredients in a sunscreen that does not impact its sun protection factor (SPF), but does allow the body to produce vitamin D. (2016-02-01)

Researchers find microbial heat islands in the desert
Deserts are often thought of as barren places where not much is afoot. But that view is being altered as new research keeps revealing the intricate ecological dynamics of deserts as they change responding to the elements. New research from Arizona State University now reveals how microbes can significantly warm the desert surface by darkening it, much in the same way that dark clothes will make you feel warmer in sunlight. (2016-01-20)

Sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant infections
A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints. (2015-11-10)

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