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Nov 03, 2010 | 08:45 AM CDT
The European Commission (EC) has established an Innovation Union to step up R&D efforts, reportedly by using public sector intervention to stimulate the private sector and remove bottlenecks [that] stop ideas [from] reaching the market.
Nov 03, 2010 | 08:11 AM CDT
Laser treatments often are used to rejuvenate the skin, although the underlying processes have remained mostly unexplained. However, research from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands suggests the laser's heat rather than its light is the mechanism behind skin rejuvenation.
Nov 01, 2010 | 01:40 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries…
Iontophoresis is a well-known, noninvasive method that uses a small electric charge to deliver chemicals through the skin. However, according to Gregory Schultz, PhD, and Daniel Gibson, a professor and doctoral candidate, respectively, at the University of Florida, this method of delivery can have its drawbacks. Together with co-inventor, Sonal Sanjeev Tuli, MD, the team developed a method to iontophorese macromolecules into tissue such as the skin without causing damage; however, initial research focused on the eye.
Oct 06, 2010 | 08:30 AM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, C&T magazine
Chosen biweekly by Rachel Grabenhofer, editor, for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features recently issued patents relevant to skin care and health.
Oct 01, 2010 | 11:25 AM CDT
Recent work published in Nature Immunology shows new findings regarding contact nickel allergy. Research from the University Hospital Mannheim and University of Heidelberg, in Germany, suggests the human Toll-like receptor 4 is crucial in the development of this skin reaction.
Sep 29, 2010 | 10:47 AM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
Walter Trahanovsky, PhD, a professor at Iowa State University's department of chemistry, and his team have developed a method to convert cellulose to glucose using pressure and high temperatures, but he was surprised to find the method also produced ethylene glycol and propylene glycol—two high value chemicals, one a major component in skin care products.
Sep 29, 2010 | 09:50 AM CDT
NuFresh Water Systems, a household water treatment company, has introduced a water softener that is said to combat skin roughness and dull hair by supplying amino acids to household water.
Sep 28, 2010 | 11:11 AM CDT
A Spanish fashion designer and a professor of particle technology have combined forces to create a spray-on fabric with applications in the fashion, automotive, medicinal and personal care industries.
Sep 14, 2010 | 12:55 PM CDT
The Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (MWSCC) has recognized the need for innovation in the personal care industry and recently announced that this would be the focus for its 2010 Technical Symposium.
Jul 30, 2010 | 02:38 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazin…
Many mothers have taught their daughters to apply creams, lotions and serums on the eye area using a light dabbing motion. Studying this motion, Robb Akridge, PhD, developed a device to sonically infuse eye products into the skin.