Recent in Technology Transfer (page 10 of 15)
May 29, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
May 20, 2009
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."
Apr 29, 2009
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.
Apr 6, 2009
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.
Apr 1, 2009 | Alex Voigt, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, with Linda Papadopoulos, PhD, and Bruce Green
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.
Jan 30, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, with Cathie Martin, PhD
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.
Jan 30, 2009 | Bud Brewster, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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.
Jan 28, 2009
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.
Jan 14, 2009
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.
Jan 5, 2009 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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.
Dec 22, 2008
Allergan Inc. has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration DODAC voted unanimously to recommend that the FDA approve Latisse.
Dec 17, 2008
Engineers at the University of Michigan have created a carbon nanotube-coated “smart yarn” that conducts electricity and that could be woven into fabrics to detect blood, or to monitor the health of the wearer.