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July 1st, 2017

Synthetic “Melanin” Could Act as a Natural Sunscreen: The pigmentlike nanoparticles could protect cells from the sun’s damaging rays

Abstract:
As summers grow steadily hotter, many people feel a need to slather on ever more sunscreen—or wear more clothes—to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet radiation from crisping their skin and increasing the odds of developing cancer. But scientists may have found a new way to block these dangerous rays: melanin-imitating nanoparticles that protect skin cells from within. If proved, this approach could be used to develop better topical protection and possibly treatments for certain skin disorders as well.

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