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Those Special Fat Additives In Your Beauty Cream Do Not Work
2013-02-20 11:32:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many beauty products that make their way onto store shelves come added with liposomes. The beauty industry states that these liposomes, or small fat capsules, are capable of transporting active ingredients deep into the skin where they release the active ingredients so that they can alter the skin's structure by rejuvenating and smoothing the skin. However, a new study from the University of Southern Denmark, published in the Journal...

2013-01-29 10:14:54

A new way of looking at a cell's surface reveals the distribution of small molecules in the cell membrane, changing the understanding of its organization. A novel imaging study by researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of Illinois and the National Institutes of Health revealed some unexpected relationships among molecules within cell membranes. Their findings provide a new way of studying cell structure and ultimately its function. Led by Mary Kraft...

2013-01-27 23:02:05

Jonny Bowden, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist”, named 8 myths surrounding cholesterol. In a recently published article on health website Natural Health Sherpa Jonny Bowden summarized these 8 myths. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) January 27, 2013 Jonny Bowden, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist” and author of The Great Cholesterol Myth summarized the 8 myths around cholesterol in a recently published article on health website Natural Health Sherpa. In the article, Jonny Bowden...

Improving The Skin's Response To UVA Light
2013-01-22 05:41:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A group of researchers from Brown University have demonstrated that certain skin cells use a light-sensitive receptor found outside of the eye to detect ultraviolet light and quickly begin producing melanin to prevent DNA damage. The same team, in a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has identified a key player in that biomolecular chain of events that could become a pharmacological target for...

2013-01-04 10:55:22

Discovery points to roles of diaphragms in the maintenance of blood plasma composition and survival: -PV1 expression in vascular endothelium is required for survival -PV1 is required for the formation of stomatal and fenestral diaphragms -Lack of diaphragms in fenestrated endothelia causes vascular leak of plasma proteins -Vascular leak results in severe hypoproteinemia and hypertriglyceridemia Dartmouth scientists have demonstrated the importance of the gene Plvap and the structures...


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Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

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