Navigation Links
American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008
Date:10/20/2008

ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEDs may help reduce skin wrinkles, researchers report.
Credit: American Chemical Society

Researchers in Germany are describing a potential alternative to Botox and cosmetic surgery for easing facial wrinkles. Their study, scheduled for the November 5 issue of ACS' Crystal Growth & Design, a bi-monthly journal, reports that high intensity visible light from light emitting diodes (LEDs) applied daily for several weeks resulted in "rejuvenated skin, reduced wrinkle levels, juvenile complexion and lasting resilience." LEDs are the miniature lights used in an array of products, from TV remote controls to traffic lights.

In the study, Andrei P. Sommer and Dan Zhu point out that high-intensity visible light has been used in medicine for more than 40 years to speed healing of wounds. That light actually penetrates into the skin, causing changes in the sub-surface tissue. Until now, however, scientists have not known the physicochemical nature of those changes.

They report identifying how the visible light works by changing the molecular structure of a glue-like layer of water on elastin, the protein that provides elasticity in skin, blood vessels, heart and other body structures. Figuratively speaking, the light strips away those water molecules that are involved in the immobilization of elastin, gradually restoring its elastic function and thus reducing facial wrinkles. "We are justified in believing that our approach can be easily converted to deep body rejuvenation programs," the researchers state. AD

ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"From Microtornadoes to Facial Rejuvenation: Implication of Interfacial Water Layers"

DOWLOAD FULL ARTICLE
http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cg8000703

CONTACT:
Andrei P. Sommer, Ph.D.
University of Ulm
Ulm, Germany
Email:

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
2. Understanding hypertension in African Americans proves elusive
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007
5. American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly Press Pac
7. Highlights from the September 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
8. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007
9. Report: African, Asian, Latin American farm animals face extinction
10. American Chemical Society calls green chemistry bill a smart step
11. Challenges remain in reintroducing American chestnut
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac Oct. 15, 2008
(Date:4/17/2014)... Cell Press journal Current Biology on April ... sex lives. The Brazilian insects, which represent four distinct ... are the first example of an animal with sex-reversed ... in several different animals, Neotrogla is the ... reversed," says Kazunori Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University in Japan. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... the immune system may fight cancers and viral infections. ... to treat illness. , The research, in mice, suggests ... police" specialized squads of defenders that patrol only ... city, the body. , Scientists at Washington University School ... liver, skin and uterus each has dedicated immune cells, ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... museum collections two new species of yellow-shouldered bats have been unearthed ... Field Museum of Natural History and described in the open access ... the genus Sturnira are part of a recent discovery ... third one still waiting to be officially announced. , Up until ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises 2Some immune cells defend only 1 organ 2Two new species of yellow-shouldered bats endemic to the Neotropics 2
... may help us think, in addition to its well-known ... brain cells. We hypothesize that blood ... a principle investigator in the McGovern Institute for Brain ... Journal of Neurophysiology. Many lines of evidence suggest that ...
... the jungles of Central and South America, a group ... food by following hordes of army ants and ... curator of genetic resources at the LSU Museum of ... witnessed this peculiarity in 1989 when he accompanied then-LSU ...
... have seen the potential for cleaning up contaminated sites by ... their roots. Then the plants break certain kinds of pollutants ... roots, stems and leaves or release into the air. The ... that the process is slow and halts completely when growth ...
Cached Biology News:MIT: blood may help us think 2LSU professor studies army-ant-following birds 2Scientists ramp up ability of poplar plants to disarm toxic pollutants 2Scientists ramp up ability of poplar plants to disarm toxic pollutants 3Scientists ramp up ability of poplar plants to disarm toxic pollutants 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 2013 was a banner ... State Technologies®. They saw continued independent research led by ... were awarded a $1 million grant from the Susanne ... and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, Amy Grant highlighted ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 , ... Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. , Details: ... dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving ... its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, April 11 at Warrington ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 As pet owners drew up ... many of them wrote: "Take better care of my furry companion." ... designer clothes and top-brand carrying cases to take the little canine ... might also feel compelled to buy some pricey toys at the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... iLab Solutions, the leader in core facility management ... Product Strategy. In this role, Michelle will work with current ... in the development of iLab products. Her main goal will ... to the scientific community by offering the most advanced, user-friendly, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2
... Up, Net Loss Down, Cash Position Strong, as Pipeline ... Continues to ... EXEL ) today reported financial results for the full,year and fourth quarter ... compared to $98.7 million in,2006. The increase in revenues for the full ...
... Revenue Increased 69.8% to $7.7 million ... - Second Quarter Net Income Increased 67.5% to $1.7 million, - First Six Months Revenues ... Increased 65% to $3.2 million for the Same Period, - Growth Driven ... ...
... Afford Life-Saving Biopharmaceuticals, WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 ... legislation that would create a pathway for,FDA approval ... new print,advertisement that features a footprint in the ... The ad highlights how meaningful biogenerics legislation ...
Cached Biology Technology:Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 2Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 3Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 4Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 5Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 6Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 7Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 8Exelixis Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2007 Financial Results 9Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8
... Continuous flow of media and other ... little lab space, The speed of each ... and flow set points, are exactly maintained. ... equipped with variable tube types, which allows ...
... The SearchLight® IR Mouse Cytokine Array is ... for the quantitative measurement of 12 cytokines ... and culture supernatants. Each well of the ... capture specific cytokines in standards and samples ...
... cassette is designed to allow ampicillin selection ... gb2 driving the gene for ampicillin resistance ... Em7 promoter. It mediates higher transcription efficiency ... synthetic polyadenylation signal terminates the ampicillin expression. ...
... PRO S-7 stirrers deliver accurate ... channels fluids away from internal ... easy-to-use controls which allow users ... ceramic tops feature a chemical ...
Biology Products: