Recent in Biology (page 17 of 28)
Jan 19, 2010
Researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research have identified a link between a gene and the degree of curliness in hair of European descent. This finding could be applied in forensic investigations or be used to manipulate hair with proteins.
Jan 4, 2010
Scientists in Australia and Austria are studying a DNA repair enzyme found in kangaroos that reportedly fights the damage caused by skin cancer.
Dec 30, 2009
While up to 40% of aging-related changes in skin are due to non-genetic factors, a recent study found a high correlation between the photodamage scores among both monozygotic (identical) and dizygotic (fraternal) twins.
Dec 1, 2009 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
This article is about something that anyone with teenage children will recognize: the fact that while you cannot get pre-teens to go into the shower, you cannot get teenagers out of the shower. However, when their showering is too often, too hot and too long, they are steam-stripping their skin.
Nov 23, 2009
Researchers at the University of California at San Diego have provided a molecular basis to understand the "hygiene hypothesis," the theory that the lack of childhood exposure to infectious agents and microorganisms decreases their susceptibility to disease, which suggests therapeutic approaches to inflammatory skin diseases.
Nov 11, 2009
A recent study in Skin Pharmacoloy and Physiology examined the delivery of epigallocatechin-3-gallate and quercetin from green tea and Ginkgo biloba extracts into the skin from cosmetic formulations.
Nov 3, 2009
In a recent study, microdermabrasion using a coarse grit hand piece on photo-damaged skin was found to induce a remodeling cascade in skin similar to that seen in incisional wound healing.
Oct 30, 2009 | Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco and Shannon A. Watkins, MD, Yale New Haven Hospital
Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) is common and poses a significant problem in high risk populations including hairdressers, health care workers, metal-working professionals and cleaning specialists.
Oct 21, 2009
Melanin cells can be formed differently than previously thought, a new study from a Swedish medical university has revealed. These results also indicate the discovery of a new type of stem cell.
Oct 1, 2009
Researchers at Rockefeller University have identified two proteins that enable skin stem cells to regenerate themselves to produce either skin or hair.
Sep 29, 2009 | Helen Knaggs, PhD, Nu Skin Enterprises
This article describes a membrane-bound enzyme found in skin whose activity increases as biological age increases. The enzyme, located on the external surface of fibroblasts and keratinocytes, generates free radicals. The present work identifies the biological mechanism of the enzyme and its relationship to the appearance of aging in skin.
Jul 31, 2009
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. has established an education-based Web site as a resource for information on the science of natural ingredients in skin care.