March 29, 2020

Scientists discover eight new genome locations that increase skin cancer risk

Squamous cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma and Melanoma are the three leading causes of skin cancer.

Scientists have achieved a major achievement in the investigation of skin cancer. Scientists have detected eight new genome locations in the body that play a role in increasing the risk of skin cancer in a person. This research has identified the genes that cause squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. The researchers said that this is the largest genetic study ever linked to this skin cancer.

The study included around 20,000 patients with squamous cell carcinoma and 6,80,000 healthy people. Squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma are the three leading causes of skin cancer. Some genetic factors play a role in all three cancers, while some genetic changes only cause squamous cell carcinoma. The results of the research can be helpful in finding a new way of treating this cancer.

Examination of saliva will reveal excess body fat
Scientists have devised a way to detect excess fat in the body by examining saliva. With this help, it will be possible to detect serious diseases related to obesity in time. Researcher Paula Midori Castello stated, ‘Our goal is to use saliva as a better option for medical examination.’

The biggest feature of saliva is that its sample can be easily taken many times without pain and incision. He told that the level of uric acid present in saliva gives information about the amount of fat in the body. It is capable of giving this information even in the teenage. This investigation is also important because often not getting a good idea of fat levels at a young age further increases the risk of many diseases related to obesity.

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