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me luh nuhn

  • n  insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers

  • He is the first chief executive of this grand and good nation not to be melanin-deprived.
  • Anatomists have long held that white skins are tinted by three pigments: melanin, a black chemical; hemoglobin, a reddish substance which colors the blood; oxyhemoglobin, a form of .
  • Furthermore, they say, melanin granules are minicomputers that can respond to and analyze stimuli without interacting with the brain.

  • Gloria Steinem in The Tennessean
    Just as the pigment chlorophyll converts sunlight into chemical energy that allows green plants to live and grow, our research suggests that melanin can use a different portion of the electromagnetic spectrum -- ionizing radiation -- to benefit the... Albert Einstein Reuters May 22, 2007 62585 83394 melanin There will come a time when people will find it hard to believe that the amount of melanin in one's skin or : genitalia determined one's destiny," said Steinem. "We aren't there yet ...... The fact is that women are still concentrated in the...
  • Benjamin Franklin in Newsweek
    Diversity is just a synonym for melting pot-an attempt to get us closer to the day when "our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin," wrote Franklin Thomas, former...

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