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2014-02-28 23:33:38

Hair Club provides three ways to prevent hair loss due to environmental damage. Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Consumers often wrongly assume that if they are taking good care of their hair by getting regular trims, washing and conditioning consistently and avoiding chemical treatments and hot tools that they are in the clear from damaged locks. But according to the specialists at leading hair restoration company Hair Club® (http://www.hairclub.com), that’s simply...

2013-11-26 23:29:54

Leading Hair Restoration Company Clears Up the Confusion With Conditioner Being Optional Boca Raton, Florida (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Beautiful, healthy hair doesn’t come easy. There are a lot of steps that go into maintaining a great head of hair. And while many consumers think conditioning is optional, Hair Club® (http://www.hairclub.com) recommends making conditioner a staple in your healthy-hair regimen. Conditioning slows down the natural weathering and wearing down of the...

Insect Cuticle Inspires Low-Cost Material With Exceptional Strength, Toughness
2011-12-14 03:45:28

"Shrilk" could one day replace plastic in consumer products, be used to suture wounds, and serve as scaffolding for tissue regeneration Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a new material that replicates the exceptional strength, toughness, and versatility of one of nature's more extraordinary substances -- insect cuticle. Also low-cost, biodegradable, and biocompatible, the new material, called "Shrilk," could one day...

2011-09-21 18:55:20

Discovery in insects' skin could lead to improved pest control, new bioplastics technology Scientists may soon be able to make pest insects buzz off for good or even turn them into models for new technologies, all thanks to a tiny finding with enormous potential. Sujata Chaudhari, a Kansas State University doctoral candidate in biochemistry, Pune, India, is the senior author of a study that was published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, also called PNAS....

2011-08-03 00:00:03

The beauty industries leading hair color experts at It&ly Hairfashion address the most common problems consumers face today for their after hair color maintenance along with professional and natural solutions. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 As a professional hair care and hair color company used on Hollywood's most popular TV and movie sets, IT&LY HAIRFASHION N.A., Inc. (http://www.italyhairfashion.com), along with Master Colorist and celebrity hairstylist Pasquale Caselle...

2011-03-25 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Couture Colour, a new company committed to bringing exclusive salon formulas, professional tools and insider information to the at-home colourist, will be premiering on HSN Monday March 28th, at 7am, 12pm, and 10pm EDT and March 29th at 2am EDT. Entirely luxurious and surprisingly easy, Couture Colour takes the mystery out of achieving and maintaining exceptional hair colour with a range of innovative products to ensure vibrant, healthy and...

2010-03-04 16:50:12

Iron atoms convey mussel fibers with a robust but stretchy covering We may like to eat mussels steamed in white wine, but we also like to find mussels at the beach. Mostly they are burrowed into the ground or tethered to rocks. But if you look closer you will find a mollusc which has adapted to life and nutrition in a special and fascinating way. Mussels thrive in rocky seashore habitats, in spite of the enormous physical demands present there. This is in no small part due to the evolution of...

2009-07-02 15:07:26

Israeli scientists say they have discovered the self-watering mechanism of the Negev desert rhubarb, which harvests 16 times more water than other plants. Researchers at the University of Haifa-Oranim said the desert rhubarb grows in the mountains of Israel's Negev desert, where average precipitation is particularly low. Unlike most other desert plants that have small leaves to minimize moisture loss, the desert rhubarb is unique in that its leaves are particularly large; each plant's rosette...

2005-09-07 19:00:00

COLUMBUS , Ohio -- Ohio State University researchers have just completed the first comprehensive study of human hair on the nanometer level. Special equipment enabled Bharat Bhushan and his colleagues to get an unprecedented close-up look at a rogue's gallery of bad hair days "“ from chemically overprocessed locks to curls kinked up by humidity. They used the techniques they developed to test a new high-tech hair conditioner. Ultimately, the same techniques could be used to improve...

2005-08-03 15:05:16

MANHATTAN, KAN. - Kansas State University researchers think their discovery of the enzyme involved in the hardening of a beetle's exoskeleton or cuticle could lead not only to better pest control, but also help create similar strong, lightweight materials for use in aircraft and armor. After a beetle first molts, its exoskeleton is soft and hydrated. Somehow, it dries out and forms a hard, stiff exoskeleton. Since the 1940s, scientists have wondered which enzyme among several possible...


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