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He used a database to see if genes for melanin — DNA instructions for making proteins — changed in response to his drug.
By using the drug to change how much melanin skin cells produce, Michael hopes to help people who suffer scarring from injuries or acne.
OPTE starts by shining a blue LED to maximize the contrast in skin melanin, allowing its camera—which captures 200 images per second—to spot differences in pigmentation.The 10 most exceptional personal care products from 2020|By Rachel Feltman and Jordan Blok|December 4, 2020|Popular Science
Attitudes within the party were essentially unchanged; they just put new faces on an old, melanin-deprived product.
But the world wants to define me by my mammary glands and melanin.There Is an Audience for Our Films: Four African-American Female Filmmakers Speak Out|Lorenza Muñoz|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Incidentally, these hormones also produce more melanin pigments when the skin is exposed to the sun.
If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing; but when black people say it, it's affectionate.
If anybody without enough melanin says it, it's a horrible thing.
As the parasite feeds and grows there is deposited within its body a blackish or brownish pigment known as melanin.
On closer examinations he found that each of these nodules contained a few granules of the coal-black melanin of malarial fever.
The colour varies from brown to black, according to the amount of melanin pigment present.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
These are generally called melanin granules, but are much better referred to as hmozoin, as they are not related to melanin.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The black pigment of the cells of melanotic tumors, also called melanin, is not to be directly traced to the hmoglobin.
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Cultural definitions for melanin
A dark brown coloring found in the body, especially in the skin and hair. Produced by special skin cells that are sensitive to sunlight, melanin protects the body by absorbing ultraviolet radiation from the sun.