Recent in Biology (page 21 of 27)
May 1, 2008 | Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries
This column describes aquaporins and outlines their 16-year history, with particular interest in an aquaglycero-porin found in human skin. Future columns will highlight the activities of several cosmetic manufacturers and their compositions to “stimulate” that aquaporin as a way to beautify human skin and hair.
Mar 12, 2008
Researchers at Rockefeller University have discovered a tiny RNA molecule that helps create the protective barrier between the inner layer of skin and the surface of skin.
Mar 12, 2008
Sederma SAS launched a skin brightening ingredient with a new mechanism of action from the heart of the melanocyte.
Feb 27, 2008
A Columbia University research team has discovered a gene involved in determining hair texture that could lead to treatments for unwanted hair, or potentially grow hair.
Jan 17, 2008
University of Illinois researchers have found that exercise can aid in decreasing the inflammation of damaged skin, helping to heal wounds.
Jan 4, 2008 | B. Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine
Nicotinamide, the amide of niacin or vitamin B3, is used to treat arthritis. It also has demonstrated anti-inflammatory actions that may be of benefit in patients with inflammatory acne vulgaris. Nicotinamide, therefore, would appear to play a positive role in inhibiting inflammation but a negative role in aging. Are there other ways to stimulate sirtuins?
Jan 4, 2008 | I. Imbert, C. Dal Farra and N. Domloge, Vincience, ISP Global Skin Research Center
This article reviews the first scientific evidence confirming the presence of sirtuins in the skin, as well as their role in cell survival, senescence and longevity. This vital discovery could lead the way to new and innovative types of antiaging cosmetic ingredients that activate sirtuins.
Dec 5, 2007
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have reversed the effects of aging on the skin of mice...\\
Nov 13, 2007
Researchers sequence a fungus to shed light on the ways to fight dandruff and other skin conditions.
Nov 2, 2007 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Stem cell research is a hot topic that cannot be ignored in today’s scientific realm. Its research may lead to the reversal of Parkinson’s and diabetes, to the growth of new organs, to strengthening bones and to healing damaged skin. The research of stem cells in conjunction with burn victims has led to innovation in another field—skin care.
Nov 2, 2007 | Mindy Goldstein, PhD, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.; Narendra Vaish, PhD, Nastech Pharmaceutical Company
Regular columnist Mindy Goldstein, PhD, welcomes this “Tech Edge” contribution from colleague Narendra Vaish, PhD, of Nastech Pharmaceutical Company.
Nov 2, 2007 | Jurij J. Hostynek, PhD; Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California
This article reviews the published data on the allergenicity of linalool relating to its relative potency as a skin sensitizer. A semiquantitative evaluation of the different reports cited below has been made in accordance with the system outlined in Maibach et al., which is based on the procedures proposed by Benezra et al.2 and describes the scoring system used for assigning the degree of confidence in data reported.