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November 10, 2016

As temperatures drop, the sun sets earlier, and Fall turns into Winter, it's natural to move into hibernation-mode. We begin to spend more time inside, layer our clothing, and pack on the holiday weight. We also assume everything else hibernates. But one thing remains...

Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States, at an estimated annual cost of $8.1 billion. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Skin cancer cases continue to increase in the US. Fortunately, most skin c...

Most sports involve some sort of protective gear to guard against injury. However, an often-overlooked part of the body that withstands daily damage if not properly protected is the body’s largest organ – the skin. Data shows that more than 90 percent of NCAA student-a...

October 17, 2016

Imagine having a child stricken with xeroderma pigmentosum, a genetic disease causing extreme susceptibility to sun-induced skin cancer.  Now imagine being told by the child’s school that wearing a sun-protective hat on school grounds is forbidden, even with a doctor’s...

Sun exposure in childhood is an important risk factor for the future development of skin cancer. The risk of developing melanoma is strongly related to a history of sunburns (an indicator of intense UV radiation exposure) during childhood and adolescence.1 However, ski...

Capital Innovators, a five-year-old St. Louis accelerator for technology and consumer products, announced its fall class of six startups Monday.

Two of the companies are based in St. Louis; the others will send their founders here for a 12-week mentoring program. Capita...

Capital Innovators, the St. Louis-based technology startup accelerator, has invested in six new startup companies that will participate in its three-month program starting next week.  Each of the companies will receive $50,000 in exchange for an equity stake of between...