MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A specialist in skin cancer at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has received a $1.6 million grant to continue studying melatonin as a skin protectant.
Dr. Andrzej Slominski got the grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, a subsidiary of the National Institutes of Health. The money will be used over five years.
He is professor of pathology and director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship Program and Skin Cancer Division at the Memphis center. His study is "Role of Exogenous Melatonin in Skin Biology."
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.