SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!
Sign up for Englemed updates from TwitterSign up for Englemed updates from Facebook
ENGLEMED
Contact Englemed
Send an e-mail with your comments!
We can provide a specialist, tailored health and medical news service for your site.
Click here for more information
RSS graphic XML Graphic Add to Google
About Englemed news services - services and policies.
Englemed News Blog - Ten years and counting.
Diary of a reluctant allergy sufferer - How the British National Health Service deals with allergy.
BOOKS AND GIFTS THIS WAY!
BookshopFor books on women's health, healthy eating ideas, mental health issues, diabetes, etc click here
SEARCH THIS SITE
Copyright Notice. All reports, text and layout copyright Englemed Ltd, 52 Perry Avenue, Birmingham UK B42 2NE. Co Registered in England No 7053778 Some photos copyright Englemed Ltd, others may be used with permission of copyright owners.
Disclaimer: Englemed is a news service and does not provide health advice. Advice should be taken from a medical professional or appropriate health professional about any course of treatment or therapy.
FreeDigitalPhotos
www.freedigitalphotos.net
FreeWebPhotos
www.freewebphoto.com
TODAY'S NEWS
Skin rife with mutations - scientists
Fri May 22nd - As much as 25% of the skin of middle-aged people may contain cancer-linked mutations, researchers said last night. More
Chronic brain injury risk from rugby
Fri May 22nd - Rugby players could be at risk from a degenerative condition often known as "punch drunk syndrome," doctors warned today. More
RECENT COMMENTS
On 12/09/2014 Barry Stanley wrote:
The references in this publication did not include... on Effects of binge drinking in p...
On 05/07/2014 paul wrote:
have i got this wrong? Sir simon came out in 201... on Veteran trauma overstated, say...
On 26/06/2014 monica sawitz wrote:
I am a retired RGN, went to GP on 19/5/14, gave me... on Questions over whooping cough ...
On 30/07/2013 chrisdbr wrote:
does this mean that Collagen supplements might be ... on Protein hope for osteoarthriti...
On 13/05/2013 RAS wrote:
Is this what it really shows? My blog comment ... on Peppers could protect against ...
OUR CLIENTS
THIS WEEK'S STORIES
TODAY'S NEWS

Skin rife with mutations - scientists

Friday May 22nd, 2015

As much as 25% of the skin of middle-aged people may contain cancer-linked mutations, researchers said last night.

The findings show the effect of age on the skin - not necessarily increasing risk of cancer.

They come from a scientific study aimed at tracking the development of skin cancer.

Researchers studied samples from four patients aged between 55 and 73 after they underwent surgery to remove excess skin on the eyelids.

Researchers said "almost certainly" none of the mutated cells would have developed into skin cancer.

The researcher was conducted at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK, and reported in Science.

Researchers found more than 100 cancer-linked mutations per square centimetre of skin. From 234 biopsies, the researchers found 3,760 mutations.

Researcher Dr Iñigo Martincorena said: “The burden of mutations observed is high but almost certainly none of these clones would have developed into skin cancer.

More

Chronic brain injury risk from rugby

Friday May 22nd, 2015

Rugby players could be at risk from a degenerative condition often known as "punch drunk syndrome," doctors warned today. More

Printer friendly page Printer friendly page

CATEGORIES