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Topical Fluorouracil to Improve Sun Damage

Topically applying fluorouracil, a chemotherapy treatment, improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin, according to research from the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University.

Nature's Answer to Insect Repellent

Researchers have sourced fragrance ingredients that could provide a natural alternative to N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), one of the most frequently used actives in insect repellents.

UV LEDs Create Darker Lettuce, Richer in Antioxidants

A recent report by the Optical Society of America describes work by a team of plant physiologists to make lettuce darker and redder using UV light-emitting diodes (LEDs), effectively, "giving lettuce a healthy suntan."

Fatty Acids Enriched Via Crystallization

These fatty acids, launched by Equateq, are produced via a crystallization method that involves selecting low temperatures to turn saturates and mono-unsaturated into crystals, allowing the physical separation of the polyunsaturated stream.

Nutrigenomics Emerging in Biotechnology

Nutrigenomics is a rapidly growing discipline that focuses on identifying the genetic factors that influence the body’s response to diet and studies how the bioactive constituents of food affect gene expression.

Psychodermatology: Believing is Seeing

Psychodermatology is the study of how the mind and body interact in relation to the onset and progression of various skin disorders. It also examines psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)—the way one’s mental state affects the immune system and hormones, in turn affecting the skin.

Engineering Super Ingredients

Although some debate exists regarding the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMO), there is no doubt that genetic modification has allowed a number of industries to design crops and other resources with new features or added benefits.

Nutricosmetics: Feeding the Skin

This Bench & Beyond column will look at a few of the nutritional ingredients being added to cosmetics to promote the concept of beauty through a healthy body. Both the claims and the claims support (if any) will be discussed. The column will end with a suggestion about where to find the science behind nutricosmetics.

Fruit Fly Gene Mutation Shown to Slow Aging

Researchers at Brown University have found that a mutation in the genetic code of fruit flies dramatically increases their life span; this may be beneficial in humans to delay the aging process.

Modified Nano-gold Cross-linked to Collagen: New Potential?

Researchers at California State University, Long Beach, investigated collagen gels formed using modified gold nanoparticles, which show some potential for delivery, photo-thermal, imaging and cell targeting applications.

Fishing for Answers to Alopecia

Men seeking treatment for pattern baldness, a form of androgenic alopecia, often are confronted with both topical preparations and oral supplements. Murphy believes his company’s oral food supplement addresses hair loss both naturally and effectively-via fish.

FDA DODAC Approves Eyelash Drug

Allergan Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration DODAC voted unanimously to recommend that the FDA approve Latisse.

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