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Researcher Develops Lauric Acid Anti-acne 'Bombs'

In recent research from the University of California, San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering, a smart delivery system coupled with lauric acid has been shown to deliver nano-scale liposome "bombs" to kill acne bacteria.

Researchers Reverse the Age of Cells with Induced Stem Cells

A team of North American researchers have demonstrated a reversal of the developmental aging of normal human cells with induced pluripotent stem cells.

Is Asian Skin Really Different from Black or Caucasian Skin?

It often is claimed, particularly in East Asia, that Asian skin is more sensitive than Black or Caucasian. To explore this claim, the author investigates the current literature in this review and concludes there are two aspects being overlooked: the skin’s capability to cope with perturbations and the route of penetration.

Gene Variable Identified to Predict European Hair Curliness

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.

Kangaroo DNA Repair Enzyme Could Prevent Skin Cancer

Scientists in Australia and Austria are studying a DNA repair enzyme found in kangaroos that reportedly fights the damage caused by skin cancer.

Study of Twins Correlates Aging with Genetics

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.

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