Recent in Biology (page 1 of 14)
Feb 16, 2017
Scientists may have found a way reverse signs of aging through chromosomes. In vivo tissue reprogramming was found to lengthen telomeres, a telltale sign of cell rejuvenation.
Feb 13, 2017
Researchers are at it again: outsmarting bacteria to do their "dirty" work. In fact this time, soil-inhabiting Serratia rubidaea were isolated for their naturally produced red pigment.
Feb 6, 2017
The cosmetics industry is turning to microorganisms to find stable, sustainable ways to manufacture biologically derived molecules. This article reviews recent microbiological advances and ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products.
Feb 6, 2017
There is significant variability in plant oil compositions, and some oils can cause problems for impaired skin barriers. However, the right oils have been shown to benefit the right skin types, some of which are reviewed here.
Jan 30, 2017
“These findings are incredibly exciting because they show that women can actively take beauty into their own hands."
Jan 3, 2017
It may finally be possible to turn back the clock. Using cellular reprogramming, scientists at the Salk Institute have found a way to reverse signs of aging.
Dec 9, 2016
Six million children in the U.S. currently suffer from food allergies, and the number is growing. Researchers are investigating whether a child’s itchy or irritated skin has something to do with this.
Dec 8, 2016
Research out of Korea regarding the effects of tinted lip products could leave lip product developers pouting.
Nov 29, 2016
Innovations in the area of pigments could vastly improve sustainability by offering an alternative to leaf incineration around the world.
Nov 2, 2016
Cephalopods possess reflectin proteins, which is unique in the animal kingdom. Roger Hanlon, Ph.D., of Brown University spoke during the biomimicry session at the IFSCC Congress on inspirations like these from nature to inspire the development of color cosmetics.
Oct 18, 2016
Key points: Epidermal barrier recovery and the desquamation of dead corneocytes reinvigorate aged skin. Hyperpigmentation accumulates as skin ages. A green coffee bean extract was tested here and found to address these issues.
Oct 14, 2016
A study published in Genome Biology and Evolution found that atopic dermatitis (eczema) is likely to hitchhike a ride with mutated hornerin and make the skin disease genetic.