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Patent Pick: Death-defying Skin Care

Contact Author Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
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Melandrium firmum rohrbach extract may be the latest miracle-worker, with death-defying health benefits—cell death-defying, that is. This South Korean patent application explores its role for cosmetics and more.

Melandrium firmum rohrbach to inhibit cellular senescence
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/047823
Publication date: March 31, 2016
Assignee: Research Cooperation Foundation of Yeungnam University

This invention relates to a composition for inhibiting cellular senescence that contains a Melandrium firmum Rohrbach extract or (-)-bornesitol derived from it. According to the inventors, applications include treating skin aging, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, arteriosclerosis, prostatic hyperplasia, liver cancer, etc.

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The invention also is expected to be used to develop anti-aging functional foods, anti-vascular aging drugs, and cosmetics that may inhibit cellular senescence. Additional details were not disclosed.

Patent application accessed April 5, 2016.



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