Recent in Biology (page 18 of 27)
Jun 2, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Cosmetic scientists are interested in the difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes for preservation and antibiotic development.
Jun 2, 2009
Researchers have published a report on microbes in the skin, finding a diversity of species much greater than expected. This work could aid in the prevention of skin diseases.
May 29, 2009 | KG Sabarinathan, PhD, CoValence Inc.
Multiple factors affect the integrity of cell mitochondria, leading to loss of cell function, aging and apoptosis. In skin, this is expressed in the form of wrinkles, loss of tone, etc. To combat these effects, the author describes a technology that contains mitochondria-nourishing compounds to deliver antiaging benefits.
Apr 17, 2009 | Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
This chaotic column is about biological mechanisms. How, why and what for?
Apr 8, 2009
Oregon State University researchers have discovered that the expression of CTIP2 may play a role in some skin disorders. But the research was two-fold, as the team also found the gene to control tooth enamel.
Apr 6, 2009 | Jurij J. Hostynek and Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California
A review of literature suggests that metal compounds can be unsuspected allergens present in cosmetic products.
Apr 1, 2009 | F.X. Bernard, N. Pedretti, F. Juchaux, C. Barrault and K. Guilloteau, BIOalternatives SAS; and K. Guilloteau, K. Boniface, J.C. Lecron and F. Morel, Laboratoire Inflammation, Tissus Epithéliaux et Cytokines, Université de Poitiers
In this paper, the authors focus on the dialogue between skin epithelial cells and immune cells in the context of an inflammatory situation, i.e., psoriasis. The aim is to design in vitro models relevant to in vivo skin inflammation that can then be used to screen and evaluate potential cosmetic products.
Mar 31, 2009 | Georgios N. Stamatas and Katharine Martin, Johnson & Johnson
Research shows that baby skin is different than adult skin in terms of structure, biochemical composition and function, as the authors review here. The adaptation of these skin qualities continues during the first year of life and should be considered when designing baby skin care products.
Mar 31, 2009
A protective cream developed by European researchers mimics the elements of newborn skin, providing parents of infants challenged by skin disorders with a new treatment option.
Mar 26, 2009
Scientists at Washington University, Pennsylvania State University and the Université de Montréal have uncovered a cellular process to fight type 1 herpes simplex (HSV-1), the virus responsible for cold sores.
Mar 25, 2009
In the most recent issue of the Journal of Cell Biology, researchers reveal that skin fibroblasts use a protein called PPARβ/δ to control the proliferation of epithelial cells.
Mar 11, 2009
A study from Minnesota State University examined the effects of UV on bryophytes to understand the development of innate defenses against UV with the goal of understanding its impact on crops, ecological systems and humans.