Recent in Biology (page 25 of 27)
May 1, 2006 | N. Golda, MD, and H.I. Maibach, MD
A brief review of the medical literature shows that occlusive dressings provide effective therapeutic intervention either as an adjunct to topical medications or as a monotherapy for certain skin diseases, especially psoriasis and dermatitis.
May 1, 2006 | Martin Rieger, PhD
In this article, the author reviews recent literature introduced as recommended reading for cosmetic chemists interested in skin care topics such as moisturization, response to stress, penetration and aging.
Apr 26, 2006
A new movement in skin care has emerged that credits healthy skin with the ingestion of nutritional supplements.
Apr 19, 2006 | Ronald C. Wester, Xiaoying Hui, Sherry Barbadillo and Howard I. Maibach, Department of Dermatology, University of California
Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail plate – the most visible part of the nail apparatus (see sidebar). This infection is usually caused by species of Epidermophyton,Microsporum and Trichophyton resulting in nails that are opaque, white, thickened, friable and brittle.
Apr 14, 2006
Next Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPI) highlighted its Seditol product, a new dietary supplement blend of ingredients that claims to help “turn off” stress to achieve a good night's sleep.
Mar 31, 2006 | Myeong Jun Choi and Howard I. Maibach
Ceramides are the main polar lipids of the SC intercellular lipids; they play an important role in skin barrier function and account for half of the SC lipids by weight. Nine subclasses of ceramides have been described in human SC; these differ from each other by the sphingoid base groups (sphingosine, phytoshpingosine, 6-hydroxysphingosine) and hydrocarbon chain length. Ceramide content and changes of composition are involved in agingand skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis (AD),5–7 psoriasis, contact dermatitis (CD) and irritant dermatitis.
Mar 30, 2006
Researchers have cloned transgenic pigs that produce high levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Mar 29, 2006 | Jelena Djordjevic, Gordana Vuleta, Jela Milic, Hongbo Zhai, Howard Maibach
Vitamin E has an important protective function for the entire organism. It is believed that the broad biological activities of vitamin E are due to its ability to inhibit lipid peroxidation and stabilize biological membranes.
Mar 27, 2006
As "baby boomers" turn 60 this year, it is apparent that consumers in the United States are not getting younger; however, they are getting smarter.
Mar 24, 2006
Researchers have succeeded in growing taste receptor cells outside of the body.
Mar 21, 2006
Neuropeptides may be a new source for antiaging applications. According to a recent press release to the personal care industry, some physicians and clinicians say neuropeptides may revitalize skin and hair.
Mar 15, 2006
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Department of Health and the Scottish Executive, the study is designed to examine the interaction of genes, environment and disease in half a million people.