Recent in Technology Transfer (page 6 of 9)

Light-triggered Controlled Release

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.

Theobromine for Tooth Decay Prevention

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.

Fishing for Ideas at Informex USA 2012

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.

Measles, Mumps and Acne?

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.

Nanocrystal Liquid Identification

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.

Scientists Identify DEET's Neuron Scrambling Ability in Insects

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.

Kline Anticipates Growth for At-home Skin Devices

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.

Nanostructured Device Created to Identify Liquids

Researchers at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a device that can identify an unknown liquid.

Researchers Discover Antioxidant Benefits in Black Poplar Extract

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.

Researchers Find Pain Relief in Poisonous Shrub

Researchers in Africa have discovered pain relief benefits in a poisonous shrub.

Researchers Find More Polyphenols in Cacao Seeds Than Fruit Juice

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.

Seeing Through Natural Fragrances

Joining in the eco-responsible effort is The Robertet Group, a fragrance and flavor house that has created Seed to Scent (S2S), a program offering transparency to the consumer as to where and how its fragrance materials are produced.