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Advanced Photodynamic Therapy Kills 'Blood Suckers'

By "blood suckers," Vanderbilt scientists mean bacteria like staph, which deplete the human blood of iron. Here, a new molecule is described that, when combined with phototherapy, can selectively kill off these and other bacteria—suggesting new anti-acne and other treatment potential.

Eat Your Way to Better Sun Protection

If you're an erratic eater or midnight snacker, you could be putting your skin in greater UV danger. A new study suggests abnormal eating patterns upset your body's circadian rhythm and all the skin-protective elements that march to it.

DNA Self-assembly for UV Protection and Hydration

Whoever thought a material's greatest weakness could become its strength? Scientists at Binghamton University and the University of Rhode Island, apparently, as a recent DNA-related study illustrates.

Comparatively Speaking: Genome vs. Epigenome

Reviving our highly popular "Comparatively Speaking" column, here, Tony O'Lenick asks Howard Epstein, Ph.D.: "What's the difference between the genome and the epigenome?" Read on to learn more.

Innovation vs. Research: Revolutionizing Product Development

Where does innovation come from? How does an industry looking to perfect existing products find time to create completely original ones? Cosmetics & Toiletries spoke with Giovanni Pantini, of Studio 24 in Milan, about the difference between research and innovation and how each affects companies that aim to impact the market.

Patent Pick: Flavanone Brings Anti-aging Order to Collagen Bundles

Collagen fiber bundles support the structure of skin, and their disorder and collapse can lead to wrinkling—or worse. That's why POLA inventors drafted a plan to reconstruct them via the flavanone derivative farrerol.

Age is Just a Number and miRNA Release

New research on the role of the hypothalamus in aging reveals the cosmetic industry is on the right path toward anti-aging; i.e., epigenetics.

Acne and Tobacco Claims Go Up in Smoke

Smoking tobacco decreases risks of the skin disease, contrary to popular opinion, according to research in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Patent Pick: Solving Aggregation Aggravation for Sun Care

Dear Consumer: Message received—you want more sun protection. As such, Kao inventors have developed an o/w formula that effectively overwrites stability issues of the past. A new patent explains.

Pediatric Patients Experience Psoriasis Differently

Psoriasis affects children and adults in different ways—despite limited research on the condition in children, new data in JAAD states that immune cells vary alongside psoriasis patient ages.

Genetic Mutations Open Doors to Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis may be caused by a single-gene mutation, according to new research published in Nature Genetics. Scientists believe the effects of the mutation could be partially corrected through glutamine supplementation.

Microbiome Compromised by Antibiotics, Antiseptics

The skin microbiome remembers antibiotic and antiseptic treatments even after their use concludes, potentially opening the door to skin infection, according to research in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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