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EU states to set up joint tanning lab in Italy

Italy’s two largest tanning salons will soon start a joint lab to help treat tropical and other skin diseases, according to Italian officials.

The joint lab, named LUCINA and called the Tanning Lab, will be opened in the northern city of Genoa and will include specialists from the country’s National Institute for Health and Health Care Research, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

The Italian capital will also begin a nationwide research program on the treatment of skin diseases in early 2018, said Fabio Vignoni, a spokesman for Prime Minister Mario Monti.

The lab is expected to be open for the first time next year, he said.LUCINA, Italy (AP) A pair of European tanning parlors will soon open a joint laboratory to treat tropical diseases, a spokeswoman for Genoa’s health ministry said Thursday.

In October, Genoa Mayor Federico Lombardi unveiled plans for a similar joint lab.

He said it would be the first of its kind in Italy.

The laboratory, called LUCENA, will have a team of about 30 specialists in each, said Andrea Graziano, a spokesperson for Genoese Health Minister Marco Giuliani.

Lombardi said LUCANA would be able to conduct research on skin diseases and will also collaborate with other countries, such as the United States, that are doing similar research.