Thursday, December 3, 2009

Do kangaroos have the jump on skin cancer?

A team of Austrian and Australian researchers have identified a DNA repair enzyme in kangaroos that is very effective in fixing a particular type of damage linked to many skin cancers. Nearly two-thirds of melanoma cases can be attributed to overexposure to sunlight that damages DNA inside skin cells. The researchers hope to develop a skin repair cream to help prevent the development of skin cancer. Read the story here:

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