Recent in Technology Transfer (page 6 of 15)
Jul 5, 2012
Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a way to deliver gene regulation technology through topical moisturizers. Although the technology was initially investigated to treat melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, psoriasis, diabetic wound healing and epidermolytic ichthyosis, it may also be used to treat wrinkles in aged skin.
Jun 11, 2012 | Rachel Grabenhofer
Researchers at University of California at Santa Cruz have taken a new approach for removing drug-resistant bacteria from wounds and skin infections: using light to trigger the controlled release of nitric oxide.
Mar 30, 2012 | Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
While it may help to protect teeth from decay, fluoride at high levels also has been reported to irritate the gastrointestinal tract and some manufacturers have formulated products without it. However, toothpastes without fluoride are not providing any real benefit beyond cleansing, says Arman Sadeghpour, PhD, who, by chance, stumbled across another raw material that exhibits better anti-cavity efficacy than fluoride without adverse health effects.
Mar 1, 2012 | Rachel L. Grabenhofer
At first, this cosmetics R&D trade journal editor felt like a fish out of water at the Informex USA specialty chemicals exhibition. However, some novel nibbles and a few big catches were made there for personal care R&D.
Dec 2, 2011 | Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Chun-Ming (Eric) Huang, PhD, and his team at the University of California, San Diego, have developed what they believe to be a vaccine for acne.
Oct 5, 2011 | Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Watermark Ink (W-Ink) utilizes chemical and optical properties of nanostructured materials to distinguish liquids based on surface tension. The nanostructured material is called an inverse opal, which is a layered glass structure with an internal network of ordered, interconnected air pores.
Sep 26, 2011
Scientists at the Rockefeller University have stumbled upon what they believe to be a better explanation of the ability of N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamid's (DEET) to repel insects from skin.
Aug 18, 2011
A report by Kline & Company estimates that at-home skin care devices garnered nearly US $1 billion in 2011 and anticipates that figure to grow in 2012. At-home Skin Care Devices 2011, finds the personal care market ripe for acne elimination, anti-aging and daily cleansing devices.
Aug 9, 2011
Researchers at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a device that can identify an unknown liquid.
Jul 21, 2011
Researchers at Biolandes and Polyphénols Biotech have found antioxidant content in a poplar bud (Populus nigra). In "Phenolic Composition and Antioxidant Properties of Poplar Bud (Populus nigra) Extract: Individual Antioxidant Contribution of Phenolics and Transcriptional Effect on Skin Aging," an article that appeared in the American Chemical Society's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers suggest that an aqueous extract of P. nigra possesses antioxidant properties that could be utilized in nutraceuticals for an anti-aging skin benefit.
Jul 12, 2011
Researchers in Africa have discovered pain relief benefits in a poisonous shrub.
Feb 8, 2011
Researchers from the Hershey Center for Health & Nutrition have published a paper suggesting that cacao seeds contain a high amount of antioxidants and more polyphenols and flavanols than fruit juice.