New Sunscreen Compound Protects Against UVA-Induced Skin Aging and Cancer

sunscreenUltraviolet-A (UVA) radiation from sunlight is capable of causing significant damage to the skin. However, the sunscreens available in the market offer little or no protection against the UVA rays.

Researchers have discovered a compound referred to as the mitoiron claw that protects people from UVA linked cell damage, skin cancer, and skin aging. UVA radiation is more penetrating reaching the dermis to destroy collage fibers and to cause cell mutations that lead to skin cancer.

The mitoiron claw travels through the skin into the mitochondria to bind any excess free iron. The researchers are confident the mitoiron claw compound will offer significant protection to prevent skin cell damage and death.

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.