Navigation Links
Scientists discover important beauty secret for balanced skin color and tone
Date:8/22/2007

In the timeless quest for healthier, younger looking skin, scientists from the University of Cincinnati and Tokyo Medical University have made an important discovery toward manipulating skin tone and color. The implications of this research range from helping doctors develop more natural looking bioengineered skin grafts to helping cosmetics companies develop new products for achieving the perfect sunless tan. The research study, published in the September print issue of The FASEB Journal, shows for the first time how to manipulate skin color and tone using cells previously thought to play no significant role in this function.

Most immediately, this study should lead to bioengineered skin grafts that more closely resemble the natural tone and color of recipients, which may help reduce the appearance of scarring, said Gerald Weissmann, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. Down the road, however, this study opens doors to new types of cosmetics based on our understanding of how and why skin deep differences in appearance evolved over millions of years.

In the article, researchers describe how cells responsible for pigmentation, called melanocytes, can be controlled by the most commonly occurring skin cells, called keratinocytes, which produce no pigment of their own. Working with bioengineered skin, which is used for some types of skin grafts, the researchers juggled various mixtures keratinocytes from people with different types of skin colors. In turn, the keratinocytes produced chemical signals to tell melanocytes to produce more or less pigment, called melanin, as well as how to distribute that pigment. The researchers found that using keratinocytes from light-skinned individuals had a lightening effect on the bioengineered skin graft material, while keratinocytes from dark-skinned individuals had a darkening effect. This is a significant finding as it shows a conclusive link between keratinocytes and melanocytes and because keratinoc
'/>"/>

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan
cmooneyhan@faseb.org
301-634-7104
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
2. Scientists ID molecular switch in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats
3. UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth
4. UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force
5. Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists identify immune-system mutation
6. Scientists Replicate Hepatitis C Virus in Laboratory
7. Scientists detect probable genetic cause of some Parkinsons disease cases
8. Scientists find missing enzyme for tuberculosis iron scavenging pathway
9. Scientists seek answers on what activates deadly anthrax spores
10. Yale Scientists Find MicroRNA Regulates Ras Cancer Gene
11. Scientists collaborate to assess health of global environment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... de julio de 2015 La 10 th ... por medio de BGI del 22 al 25 de octubre de ... Este año, la conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario. Desde ... en una de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del mundo ... reuniones más dinámicas, entusiastas y mejores a nivel científico. ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... , Jul. 31, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company focused on the growing mobile commerce market and ... has filed provisional patent 62/198989 for ELECTRONIC ... highlights a method to advance crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin ... a common, uniform way to manage all payments.  ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July 30, 2015 ... products and services for gene function analysis and ... CRISPR Guide RNA (sgRNA) Knockout Library targeting all ... to specifically and permanently "knock out" a gene,s ... library provides a high throughput screening tool so ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 2La 10th International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) se llevará a cabo en octubre 3NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 2NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 3NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 4CELLECTA, INC. Announces Launch of Human Whole Genome CRISPR Knockout Library 2
... for a good cause, there may be unintended consequences. ... the loss of wildlife habitat, particularly that of the ... ,from Michigan Technological University and The Nature Conservancy. ... of the journal BioScience , David Flaspohler, Joseph ...
... the sex chromosomes of several species of cichlid fish ... by which new sex chromosomes may evolve. In ... Science , biologists Thomas Kocher, Reade Roberts and ... genetic basis for two co-existing systems of sexual determination ...
... AMES, Iowa Plants and algae may be a ... ancient, finite hydrocarbons in fossil fuels, according to a ... Shanks. Shanks, Iowa State,s Manley R. Hoppe Professor ... hydrocarbons as a way to store carbon and energy. ...
Cached Biology News:In search of wildlife-friendly biofuels 2In search of wildlife-friendly biofuels 3East African cichlid fish offer new understanding of genetic basis of sex determination 2Iowa State researchers looking for catalyst that allows plants to produce hydrocarbons 2
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... August 26, 2015 , ... The 2015 Epigenomics & Metabolomics Meeting ... company Asymmetrex to share the first report on progress with its crowdsourcing ... counting adult tissue stem cells. , With a name like “H2A.Z asymmetry,” the new ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... ... August 25, 2015 , ... A ... are cancerous is described by University of Illinois researchers in the Journal ... photonics. , In “ Breast cancer diagnosis using spatial light interference microscopy ,” ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... , Aug. 25, 2015 Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI), ... Winham has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. ... medical operations and technical experience, will report directly to HLI,s ... In this new role as COO, Winham will be responsible ... as well as all facility operations. HLI currently has three ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... ... August 25, 2015 , ... ... and rackmount computing infrastructure, today announced the launch of its next generation, ... latest system boasts two distinct, individually sledded workstation nodes in each 1U ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 2Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 3Asymmetrex Reports Positive Indicators for Crowdsourcing Campaign to Evaluate New Biomarker for Counting Adult Tissue Stem Cells for the First Time 4New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 2New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 3New Optical Method Promises Faster, More Accurate Diagnosis of Breast Cancer 4Human Longevity, Inc. Hires Life Sciences Leader, Mark Winham, as Chief Operating Officer 2Cirrascale® Announces Next Generation High Density, Two-in-One GPU Rackmount Offering Perfect for High Performance Remote Workstations 2Cirrascale® Announces Next Generation High Density, Two-in-One GPU Rackmount Offering Perfect for High Performance Remote Workstations 3
... on RDEA119 at the 2007, AACR-NCI-EORTC Conference ... SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24 Ardea Biosciences,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... discovery and development of,small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment ... preclinical data on its lead MEK,inhibitor, RDEA119, at ...
... 24 The Interstate,Alliance for Stem Cell Research should ... future sessions, the Foundation for Taxpayer and,Consumer Rights (FTCR) ... of various state,stem cell programs, is meeting today and ... Alliance is still in its early stages, it is ...
... Emisphere,Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMIS ) today announced ... of Vice President, Nonclinical Development and,Applied Biology, effective ... the oversight and management of nonclinical drug efficacy ... design of,discovery projects. Dr. Riley will report directly ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Oral MEK Inhibitor, RDEA119, Shows Favorable Anti-Tumor Properties 2New Oral MEK Inhibitor, RDEA119, Shows Favorable Anti-Tumor Properties 3New Oral MEK Inhibitor, RDEA119, Shows Favorable Anti-Tumor Properties 4Consumers Call On Interstate Stem Cell Group To Endorse Open Meetings 2Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Appoints Gary Riley as Vice President Nonclinical Development & Applied Biology 2Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Appoints Gary Riley as Vice President Nonclinical Development & Applied Biology 3Emisphere Technologies, Inc. Appoints Gary Riley as Vice President Nonclinical Development & Applied Biology 4
Opticon continuous fluorescence detector; includes optical base, analysis software, computer and monitor (this is an accessory for the DNA Engine thermal cyclers which must be ordered seperately)...
Hybridizer (220 V) For more information, please visit Dako' web-site. EU regulatory status: CE US regulatory status: IVD...
... in vascular proliferation, adhesion, and wound repair ... cell adhesion receptors consists of at least ... and b subunit that associate in a ... of the integrin family are based upon ...
... exchange media are rigid macroporous hydrophilic media. ... rates at moderate pressures, while the macroporous ... the hydrophilic matrix reduces nonspecific binding. Macro-Prep ... anion exchanger with very high flow rates ...
Biology Products: