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Feb 23, 2009 | 02:31 PM CST
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
In this column, the author investigates the source of the placebo effect. In addition, he asks the question: Must cosmetics testing always incorporate tests against a placebo?
Feb 05, 2009 | 09:32 AM CST
The congress will gather scientists and professionals to explore new paths open to the perfume and cosmetics business through novel research carried out on the senses.
Jan 30, 2009 | 02:28 PM CST
By: Hongbo Zhai, MD, and Howard I. Maibach, MD, Un…
The current preliminary study compared the sensitivity and correlation of open chamber device and closed chamber device on a tape stripping human model. The amount of SC removed by tape stripping was also quantified with a protein assay method.
Jan 29, 2009 | 04:31 PM CST
This first effort is focused on the key performance attributes of shampoos, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioners and shampoo/conditioner systems.
Jan 19, 2009 | 10:21 AM CST
ECVAM's Scientific Advisory Committee has endorsed the scientific validity of the harmonized ECVAM performance standards for the Local Lymph Node Assay.
Dec 19, 2008 | 04:39 PM CST
The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods' (ECVAM) Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) endorsed the scientific validity of two in vitro skin irritation tests at its 29th meeting.
Nov 25, 2008 | 01:16 PM CST
The company's software uses images captured by a small flatbed scanner pressed onto the skin.
Nov 05, 2008 | 10:04 AM CST
A framework has been adopted to increase international cooperation, collaboration and communication on alternative test methods.
Oct 30, 2008 | 05:44 PM CDT
By: Katie Schaefer,
In 2001, Japanese researchers reported that after the age of 40, some individuals develop a malodor known as “aging odor,” attributed to the presence of unsaturated C9, 2-nonenal. George Preti, PhD, a member of Monell Chemical Senses Center and an adjunct professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was interested by this report and began to conduct research of his own.
Oct 30, 2008 | 04:54 PM CDT
By: Lawrence A. Hough, Denis Bendejacq and Tobias …
In the present article, the authors characterize a multilamellar vesicle (MLV) system used in personal care and verify its structure via X-ray scattering, rheology and fluorescence microscopy. This enabled the study of MLV formation to investigate bulk rheology characteristics. The results are presented here as application-relevant properties.