Recent in Technology Transfer (page 6 of 10)
Oct 2, 2012
Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have identified the protein precursors behind the peptides that cause muscle contraction or relaxation of echinoderms, which could potentially lead to anti-aging applications.
Oct 1, 2012 | Steven Isaacman, PhD, Nanometics LLC; and Michael Isaacman, University of California Santa Barbara
Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to revive its former “Technology Transfer” column with new columnists Steven Isaacman, PhD, and Michael Isaacman. The authors’ diverse expertise in physical organic and polymer chemistry will provide a perspective of emerging technologies from academia and beyond, to explore their practical application in the personal care industry. This column follows the Cosmetics & Toiletries mission to combine insightful overviews of relevant cutting-edge thinking with content focused on practical applications in cosmetic science.
Sep 26, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a prescription polymer treatment for brittle nail symdrome (nail dystrophy).
Aug 13, 2012
Researchers from universities in Spain and Italy have uncovered photoprotective properties in a strawberry extract.
Jul 24, 2012
Researchers from Stony Brook University have reported that compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs emit UVC and UVA radiation found to be damaging to human skin tissue in close proximity.
Jul 6, 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 27, 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.