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A drug that mimics a ‘real sun-tan’ may help prevent skin cancer

“Scientists have developed a drug that mimics sunlight to make the skin tan, with no damaging UV radiation involved.The drug tricks the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin in tests on skin samples and mice. Evidence suggests it will work even on redheads, who normally just burn in the sun. The team at Massachusetts General Hospital hope their discovery could prevent skin cancer and even slow the appearance of ageing.” Click here to read the full article.


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