Recent in Biology (page 15 of 28)
May 26, 2011
Researchers at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine have discovered that stem cells in hair follicles communicate with each other via a specific molecular activator/inhibitor pair to stimulate hair growth.
May 10, 2011
Recent research published by the American Ceramic Society shows that a particular borate glass composition can be used to form cottony glass fibers 300 nm to 5 μm in diameter to mimic the structure of fibrin, which in turn has been shown to support the wound healing process.
A Review of Anti-irritants, Part II: Moisturizer, Anti-irritant Efficacy and Overall Interpretation*
Apr 6, 2011 | Howard I. Maibach, MD, and Hongbo Zhai, MD, University of California School of Medicine; and
his column is the second of a two-part series about anti-irritants. Part I appeared in the March 2011 issue and covered anti-irritants, irritant reaction and barrier cream efficacy. The present column summarizes the efficacy of moisturizers and anti-irritant substances and provides an overall interpretation.
Mar 16, 2011
A recent report from Children's Hospital Boston reveals how researchers in the Stem Cell Program have discovered a regulator of gene activity that tells epidermal stem cells when to grow more skin or that can sense cell crowding and cease the growth.
Mar 2, 2011 | Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine; and Hongbo Zhai, MD, University of California
This column is the first of a two-part series about anti-irritants. Part two will appear in the April 2011 issue. While the first part covers anti-irritants, irritant reaction and barrier cream efficacy, part two will summarize the efficacy of moisturizers and anti-irritant substances and provide an overall interpretation of both parts I and II.
Mar 2, 2011 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Garrod became interested in cell adhesion after reading a paper on the differential adhesion hypothesis by Malcolm Steinberg, and he more recently discovered the mechanism that allows these structures to tightly bind cells together.
Jan 17, 2011
Peter Lambert, PhD, a professor of microbiology at Aston University's school of life and health sciences, has reported that Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), the bacterium that causes acne, may already be present within the body and cause other infections.
Nov 29, 2010
A study conducted by the University of Michigan's School of Public Health suggests that individuals exposed to triclosan in personal care products may suffer from increased allergies.
Oct 13, 2010
Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology have investigated what happens when sun care products break down in the presence of UV radiation to better understand photocontact allergy with this process.
Oct 1, 2010
Recent work published in Nature Immunology shows new findings regarding contact nickel allergy. Research from the University Hospital Mannheim and University of Heidelberg, in Germany, suggests the human Toll-like receptor 4 is crucial in the development of this skin reaction.
Sep 8, 2010
Researchers from the Hormel Institute at the University of Minnesota have found that capsaicin formulated in pain relief creams may promote skin cancer.
Sep 1, 2010 | Rupa Pugashetti, MD, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine
As formulators create products for varying ethnic backgrounds and with diverse skin types, an understanding of differences in pigmentation and skin structure and function becomes more important. This column reviews recent studies on the structural, genetic and ultraviolet (UV)-responsive differences in skin pigmentation to allow the formulator to create successful products for varying ethnicities and to accurately measure pigmentation.