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Subject: does melanin make skin more cut/abrasion resistant

Date: Thu Sep 30 10:51:35 1999
Posted by loopy
Grade level: 10-12 School: sunset
City: dallas State/Province: texas Country: usa
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 938703095.Me

i like boxing and i noticed that boxers who are lighter skinned generally 
are more prone to cuts and abrasions. what part if any does melanin play 
in the pervention of or the healing of cuts

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