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Lasers to Improve Acoustic Imaging

US Naval Research Laboratory scientists are developing a technology using flashes of laser light to create underwater sound, which could improve acoustic imaging.

Fighting Cellulite with Cosmetotextiles

Mirroring cosmetic chemists’ work, the garment industry has approached the same battle with textiles that constrict “troubled areas,” such as the buttocks and thighs, to make them appear smaller. Only recently, however, did the cosmetics and garment industries join forces to target cellulite on both fronts—enter Lytess, a France-based shape-wear company.

3M Develops Transdermal System for Peptide Delivery

3M Drug Delivery Systems has developed a hollow microstructured transdermal system (hMTS) integrated device for the delivery of large molecules that are not typically compatible with transdermal delivery.

Researchers Develop Gene Therapy Method Topically Activated by Phloretin

Researchers have developed a gene therapy method using an implanted gene network encapsulated in algal gelatin that is activated topically by the apple metabolite phloretin.

Study Confirms Anti-inflammatory Property of Pycnogenol

Researchers at the National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition have reported that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, is effective for reducing inflammation and soothing pain associated with various health problems.

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.

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