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Leapin' Lizards—New Findings Highlight Color-change Mechanisms

Biomimcry is an approach to innovation that identifies "sustainable solutions...by emulating nature’s time-tested designs and processes.” Enter: the East Asian Takydromus lizard.

Synesthesia is Music to Our Feel and Taste Receptors

"One of the next (applications) we could see is whether music can improve or boost skin hydration."

New Research Reveals: Oxidative Stress Acts on Telomeres, but Differently

How does oxidative stress impact telomerase activity? Not quite how researchers at the University of Pittsburgh—and others— thought.

Seeing the Forest Through Dermocosmetic Trees

European researchers were barking up the right trees when they examined 30 extracts from 10 tree barks for their potential in dermocosmetic applications.

Testing the Fate (and Exposure) of Cosmetic Ingredients

Risk and exposure go hand-in-hand. So when researchers dared to publish a new method to assess the exposure and fate of cosmetic ingredients, we couldn't help but give them exposure, in this review.

Witch Hazel: The 'Potion' to Produce Silver Nanoparticles

Healing skin takes more than a little hocus pocus. New work describes the use of witch hazel to produce silver nanoparticles, which are known for wound repair properties.

Study Suggests Good Bugs are Fairly Resilient

The results of a new study from the University of California and Colgate are every germaphobe's worst nightmare: you can't wash all the microbes away. But really, it's a good thing. It shows how tough the good guys, who have our backs, are.

Bee Venom is Back in the Buzz

Bee venom is back, this time with data. According to a thesis from the University of Strathclyde, previous reports of its effects were anecdotal and incomplete. Now there's science backing it; especially in terms of safety.

Acne or Aging? Pick Your Poison

Researchers at King's College London are onto something: the silver lining to acne—no really, there is one. In a recent study, individuals afflicted by acne were found to have longer telomeres, which can protect skin from aging.

Study Reveals Pathogen Resistance is Sexy

I love the the smell of a man who doesn't stink; who takes time to wash and apply deodorant. Apparently I'm not alone. In fact, according to a new study, pathogen-prevalent regions see increases in consumer grooming time to give an air of pathogen-resistance and attract mates.

A 'Script' for Aging Skin?

It may be a tough pill to swallow, but a group of university researchers may have stumbled on the ultimate "cure" for sagging and wrinkled skin: a molecule along the Hippo pathway that can be drug-activated.

Massive Study Identifies Genetic Indicators for Skin Cancer Risk

The results of a massive study examining some 7,404 cases of squamous cell carcinoma in skin identified genetic associations with this disease, some for the first time.

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