• F. Urbach
Part of the Photobiology book series (PB)


There has been a recent reawakening of interest in the field of photobiology. This has been largely due to rapid advances in photochemistry, particularly due to a much better understanding of photobiologic phenomena occurring on the molecular level, and a recent concern about potential alteration of the ozone layer. Furthermore, the great improvement in design, versatility, and intensity of modern light sources and the development of accurate measuring devices capable of determining the intensity of very narrow bands of light even in the ultraviolet (UV) region of the electromagnetic spectrum have made more elegant studies possible.


Skin Cancer Action Spectrum Skin Tumor Xeroderma Pigmentosum Hairless Mouse 


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  • F. Urbach
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  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Skin and Cancer HospitalTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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