Getting a tan without the exposure to harmful UV rays - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/14/10

Getting a tan without the exposure to harmful UV rays

By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Jordyn Nelson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) ­- Wouldn't it be great to get a tan without the exposure to harmful UV rays? That's what scientists are working on at Massachusetts General Hospital. They say they've found a way to bypass ultraviolet exposure, and still increase the skin's pigmentation.

At least in lab mice, they've learned how to alter a molecular switch that boosts skin color. They haven't learned how to penetrate human skin yet, but they're working on it.

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