Recent in Biology (page 1 of 9)
Nov 20, 2015
The cosmetics and skin care industry is constantly developing new products and technologies that aim to slow down the skin aging process. Epigenetic processes play an important role in skin aging. Several new cosmetic products target epigenetic mechanisms and have shown promising results as novel cosmeceuticals.
Nov 20, 2015
A review of select biochemical mechanisms and botanical ingredients that affect the accumulation of fat in the body is presented here. Future approaches to adipose management, such as by gene modulation, also are explored.
Nov 6, 2015
In this interview, neuroscientist Helen Fisher, Ph.D., describes what companies are not doing to innovate but should be. She will give the Frontiers of Science Award Lecture during the December 2015 SCC Annual Meeting in New York. Cosmetics & Toiletries is sponsoring her talk.
Sep 28, 2015
This review examines the efficacy and tolerability of agents such as hydroquinone, ascorbic acid and retinol to treat hyperpigmentation disorders. The authors assess the quality of studies as a tool to determine efficacy of depigmenting agents. Along with outcome, they also analyze study design, participant skin type, duration, intervention and statistical significance.
Jun 17, 2015
The Multi-Decade and Ethnicity (MDE) study reveals biological commonalities among a subset of women who look exceptionally younger than their age.
Jun 15, 2015
Nano shells enable selective photothermolysis to help treat acne.
Jun 3, 2015
Despite its being an area of concern for many years, the percutaneous absorption of cosmetics has not been rigorously studied. Additionally, the effects of shaving on this process are relatively unknown. An overview of recent research reveals that more research in this area is required.
Apr 10, 2015
According to a study presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 73rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Asian and Hispanic women have an increased risk of developing nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC).
Feb 25, 2015
This column is the first in a two-part series on atopic dermatitis (AD), a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease. Here, the authors will review early research and delve into causes of AD to support a future column on AD criteria and investigation.
Feb 24, 2015
According to a report from Yale, the damage caused by UV radiation continues hours after the sun exposure occurred. In the described study, melanocytes generated CPDs both immediately and hours after UV exposure had ended. This may suggest the need for “evening-after” sunscreen, designed to block energy-transfer.
Feb 11, 2015
Researchers from Melbourne, Monash and Harvard Universities published new findings on how immune cells in the skin sense foreign invaders and react with inflammation or alergic reactions to protect the body.
Jan 2, 2015
Free radicals might not be all bad, according to researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Andrew Chishold, PhD, and his fellow researchers found reactive oxygen species (ROS) to be beneficial to wound healing.