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melanoma

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Photoacoustic device identifies cancer before tumors form

Researchers are using laser-induced ultrasound to provide much earlier detection of aggressive melanoma cancers, before tumors even have a chance to form.

By January 6, 2012

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Detecting cancer through laser-induced ultrasound

Researchers at the University of Missouri use photoacoustic technique to locate melanoma cells, thus helping doctors more accurately identify melanoma stages.

By February 24, 2010

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Cornell tests dots that light cancer cells

FDA approves the first human clinical trial using inorganic material in the same way as a drug, and it will determine whether the "C dots" are safe and effective in five melanoma patients.

By January 31, 2011

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MelApp checks for skin cancer, tracks moles

When good moles go bad, the iOS app can help determine your risk for melanoma. The app uses photos of your moles, and a risk assessment process, to give you a heads-up about your cancer chances.

By July 13, 2011

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Glenn Britt, former Time Warner Cable CEO, dies at 65

Less than a year after retiring as CEO of the second largest US cable operator, Glenn Britt succumbs to his battle with cancer.

By June 11, 2014

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Ah, Vanity: Wrinkle videos trump cancer vids in getting teens to bust out the sunscreen

It may not be surprising that appealing to our vanity works better than a biology lecture, but the extent to which the approach increases sunscreen use is sizable.

By February 13, 2014

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PopCap game bundle gives all proceeds to charity

For six bucks or less, you can score some of the all-time great casual games (Bejeweled, Peggle, etc.), with 100 percent of your purchase going straight to charity.

By March 7, 2014

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Researcher: Apps meant to spot skin cancer are inaccurate

An assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine finds that three out of the four apps she tested incorrectly described cancers as harmless at least 30 percent of the time.

By January 18, 2013

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UV photography reveals our sun-damaged selves

A new study of hundreds of middle-schoolers uses ultraviolet-imaging technology to show that sun damage can happen early in life.

By April 13, 2012

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Bright idea: Smart bracelet monitors UV exposure

A device developed in Sweden changes color as the risk of over-exposure progresses to warn wearers when it's time to get out of the sun.

By August 13, 2012