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Treat Acne with Coconut Oil and Nano-Bombs

April 15, 2010

A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk lauric acid — shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a smart delivery system published in the journal ACS Nano in March capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne. Credit: UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering