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Top Scientific Innovations of 2008

Microfluidics, a white laser confocal instrument, a PET/MRI combined imaging system, and a continuing-focus microscopy instrument were ranked among the top ten life science inventions of 2008.

Sensitive Skin Syndrome: Relationships Among Factors

Sensitive skin is a subjective, lay term that many consumers claim affects their comfort when using products that contact their skin. Approximately one-half of individuals surveyed in two research studies considered themselves to have sensitive skin. Researchers know this condition exists, yet it is notoriously difficult to quantify in a meaningful and uniform way.

Study Shows Skin Creams Can Cause Skin Dryness

New research from Izabela Buraczewska at Uppsala University in Sweden has shown that normal skin can become drier from the use of some types of creams.

Healthy Skin Shown to Exclusively Host P. Acnes

Researchers conducted sequencing and phylogenetic analyses of approximately 5,700 amplified and cloned 16S rRNA genes to determine whether acne could be associated with as-of-yet uncultured bacteria.

Histogen Aesthetics to Apply Fibroblasts in Skin Healing

Histogen Aesthetics, LLC, will develop products based on newborn dermal fibroblasts that work synergistically with the skin and hair's own physiology to combat the effects of aging.

Aquaporin-3: Regulating Skin Cell Growth

Two previous articles in this series on aquaporins have discussed their history, mechanism and stimulation. The current article describes the role of AQP3 in regulating skin cell growth.

Lifestyle Changes May Help Control Cell Aging

A study done at the University of California has shown lifestyles changes in diet, exercise and stress management help control cell aging.

Researchers Develop Crystal Biosensors to Detect Protein-DNA Interactions

A new class of disposable, microplate-based optical biosensors capable of detecting protein-DNA interactions has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois.

UCLA Doctors Research Undereye Bags

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have reported that fat expansion in the eye socket is the primary cause of undereye bags.

Rosacea: Cause, Triggers and Treatment

Rosacea is a common but little-known disorder of the facial skin that affects an estimated 14 million Americans. In fact, rosacea is becoming increasingly widespread as the baby boomer generation enters the most susceptible ages for its development.

Skin Biology Review: L Neuropeptides, Immunology and More

This article summarizes 31 papers recently published on skin biology. Among the topics are neuropeptides, toll-like receptors and a consideration of allergic reaction versus preservative action in finished products.

Increased Skin Infections in Team Sports

There is a heightened risk of spreading methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in team sports, according to a recent report by Dermatology Times.

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