Bradley G. Saul, MD, FACS is a well-known dermatologist with extensive experience in the field of melanoma. Dr. Bradley Saul has authored 4 books and recently published the book, Melanoma In Depth. This book highlights the importance of educating patients in skin self-examination and prevention and being a proactive member of the society and encourages open discussion in a discreet and confidential manner.
In the United States and Western Europe, the market for cosmetic skin care and hair care products continues to grow. Today, over 100 years after the introduction of the first wrinkle creams, most women and men want improved vision of their own skin and the skin of their mates and family members. Many men and women want to know more about the oils and ingredients they use to improve their skin and hair.
The tropical coral reef is an ecosystem dominated by corals found at shallow water, particularly in tropical developing countries. During the 1970s, the world's corals experienced an unprecedented 80% loss as a result of overexploitation and a number of anthropogenic threats. Pandemic coral diseases in the 1980s, reduction in the food supply to coral reef fishes and the subsequent loss of their predators, and increasing water temperatures all contributed to the demise of the reefs. Research in the 1980s focused on the mechanisms of action of key biological control agents, for example the burrowing coral wasp and the coral reef hermit crab rex. Molecular biologists began to study aspects of the cellular and organismal biology of corals, such as signal-transduction pathways, gene expression and embryology. This led to a growing interest in coral bionomics, diversification and biogeography, resulting in the expansion of coral reef research into the Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and Pacific. Although the health of coral reefs in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific is relatively good, many reefs in this region are still threatened by macroalgae, with a number of coral reef region world-wide in the urgent need of restoration. Base populations of fish and invertebrates are being restored through coral reef rehabilitation. d2c66b5586