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Skin Deep is a blog for dermatologists and skin care professionals with focus on theoretical, cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology. This blog is associated with ‘Dermatologists Sans Borders’ one of the largest curated groups of skin care professionals on facebook. If you are looking for non-technical information, please visit http://skinhelpdesk.com


Can sunglasses make you fair and young?

Deutsch: Jack Nicholson bei der deutschen Film...
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With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60.
Jack Nicholson


A recent study ( http://www.springerlink.com/content/k357341018812812/ ) demonstrated that UVA irradiation of the eyes increased the level of a-MSH and the expression MC1R receptor. Both are involved in pigment regulation and photoageing. The effect was more with eye irradiation than skin irradiation. Well... Sunglasses have benefits that are more than cosmetic.

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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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