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    Antimelanogenesis and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Selected Culinary-Medicinal Mushrooms.
    Int J Med Mushrooms 2018 ;20(2):141-153
    Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Mushroom Research Centre, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Five culinary-medicinal mushrooms are commonly available in the Malaysian market: Agaricus bisporus (white and brown), Ganoderma lucidum, Hypsizygus marmoreus, Pleurotus floridanus, and P. pulmonarius. These species were selected for use in the current study, the aim of which was to investigate the antimelanogenesis and anti-inflammatory activity of these mushrooms in an attempt to evaluate their potential use in cosmeceuticals. Read More

    Liquid Marbles: From Industrial to Medical Applications.
    Molecules 2018 May 9;23(5). Epub 2018 May 9.
    Department of Physical and Colloidal Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila", 020956 Bucharest, Romania.
    Liquid marbles are versatile structures demonstrating a pseudo-Leidenfrost wetting regime formed by encapsulating microscale volumes of liquid in a particle shell. The liquid core is completely separated from the exterior through air pockets. The external phase consists of hydrophobic particles, in most cases, or hydrophilic ones distributed as aggregates. Read More

    Lactobacillus fermentum HP3-Mediated Fermented Hericium erinaceus Juice as a Health Promoting Food Supplement to Manage Diabetes Mellitus.
    J Evid Based Integr Med 2018 Jan-Dec;23:2515690X18765699
    4 Health Innovation Institute, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
    The current study investigated the antidiabetic property of Lactobacillus fermentum HP3-mediated fermented Hericium erinaceus juice (FHJ) using male Wistar rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes mellitus (DM). FHJ was prepared using boiled mushroom juice and L. fermentum HP3. Read More

    Development of Colorectal-Targeted Dietary Supplement Tablets Containing Natural Purple Rice Bran Oil as a Colorectal Chemopreventive.
    Nutrients 2018 Apr 4;10(4). Epub 2018 Apr 4.
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.
    Colorectal cancer occurs due to various factors. The important risks are dietary lifestyle and inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It has been found that the inhibitory enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in the colorectal region can potentially reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Read More

    Arctigenin protects against steatosis in WRL68 hepatocytes through activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase/protein kinase B and AMP-activated protein kinase pathways.
    Nutr Res 2018 Apr 11;52:87-97. Epub 2018 Feb 11.
    Department of Biological Science and Technology, China University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan; Research Center of Natural Cosmeceuticals Engineering, Xiamen Medical College, Xiamen, Fujian, China. Electronic address:
    Arctigenin (ATG), a lignin extracted from Arctium lappa (L.), exerts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. We hypothesized that ATG exerts a protective effect on hepatocytes by preventing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression associated with lipid oxidation-associated lipotoxicity and inflammation. Read More

    Plants and Natural Products for the Treatment of Skin Hyperpigmentation - A Review.
    Planta Med 2018 Mar 5. Epub 2018 Mar 5.
    School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
    Skin hyperpigmentation is caused by several factors that upregulate melanogenesis. Plants and natural products with skin-whitening effects are gaining interest among consumers and researchers because they are perceived to be milder, safer, and healthier than synthetic alternatives. This review extensively summarizes the status of plants and natural products currently used in skin-whitening cosmetics as well as potential candidates for future use, because the scope of natural choices for efficient treatment of skin hyperpigmentation is rapidly widening. Read More

    Natural options for management of melasma, a review.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Feb 20:1-12. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    a Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences , University of Johannesburg , Doornfontein , South Africa.
    A blemish free, even-toned skin is universally associated with healthy skin. This reasoning makes people desire to have a flawless skin. Melanin is a naturally occurring pigment in humans. Read More

    Recent advances in antioxidant cosmeceutical topical delivery.
    Curr Drug Deliv 2018 Feb 14. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo. Egypt.
    Antioxidants are among the most important cosmeceuticals, with proven ability of inhibiting cellular damage. The topical skin administration of antioxidants is essential for minimizing skin aging and achieving better skin protection against harmful free radicals. However, their unfavorable physiochemical properties such as chemical instability, excessive hydrophilicity or lipophilicity and others could be a great obstacle against their skin promising effects as well as their delivery to deeper skin layers. Read More

    Recent advances and development in epidermal and dermal drug deposition enhancement technology.
    Int J Dermatol 2018 Jun 12;57(6):646-660. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India.
    Skin is the largest and easily accessible organ of the body. Increases in incidences of dermatological disorders, demand for drug targeting, and patient compliance have increased the popularity of topical drug delivery amongst the people. However, drug delivery across the skin is still a challenge for researchers because permeation of maximum drugs is hindered by the upper layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum). Read More

    The use of natural ingredients in innovative Korean cosmeceuticals.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Jan 24. Epub 2018 Jan 24.
    Marmur Medical, New York, NY, USA.
    Background: The cosmeceutical industry is an ever-growing and in demand market, especially in Asia. Korea has been on the forefront of creating the newest generation and most innovative cosmeceuticals products including ingredients such as snail secretions, starfish powder, botanical extracts, green tea, and red ginseng. Given their increasing prevalence in the cosmeceutical industry, scientists have been conducting investigations into these extracts and their properties. Read More

    Evaluation of the Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Potential of Two Cultivars of Rubus fruticosus L. under Different Cultivation Conditions.
    Curr Pharm Biotechnol 2017 ;18(11):890-899
    Laboratory of Enzyme Technology, Department of Biotechnology, School of Food, Biotechnology and Development, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos Street, GR-11855-Athens, Greece.
    Background: The starting point for the development of new, functional products derived from Rubus fruticosus L. is to determine the optimal cultivation conditions that produce maximal yield of fruits containing desirable bioactive properties. Towards that goal, the effect of soil, soil/peat mixture and light intensity on the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical potential of two cultivars ('Thornfree' and 'Loch Ness') of Rubus fruticosus L. Read More

    Prevention of photosensitivity with action spectrum adjusted protection for erythropoietic protoporphyria.
    J Dermatol 2018 Feb 20;45(2):145-149. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Department of Dermatology, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
    Erythropoietic protoporphyria is a genetic disease characterized by sensitivity to sunlight caused by the accumulation of protoporphyrin IX. Photoprotection against ultraviolet A and visible light is necessary for erythropoietic porphyria patients because the absorption spectrum of protoporphyrin IX lies in both ultraviolet A and visible light region. We developed a novel index, in vitro porphyrin protection factor, based on the protoporphyrin IX absorbance spectrum. Read More

    Health Promotion Potential of Vegetables Cultivated in Northern Thailand: A Preliminary Screening of Tannin and Flavonoid Contents, 5α-Reductase Inhibition, Astringent Activity, and Antioxidant Activities.
    J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med 2017 Oct 24;22(4):573-579. Epub 2017 Jan 24.
    3 Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
    Many of scientific evidences suggest that regular consumption of fruits and vegetables can prevent chronic diseases. In Northern Thailand, there are many vegetables that are usually consumed by local people. In this study, 17 local vegetables were selected and extracted with 95% ethanol. Read More

    Sugar and mineral enriched fraction from olive mill wastewater for promising cosmeceutical application: characterization, in vitro and in vivo studies.
    Food Funct 2017 Dec;8(12):4713-4722
    Department of Drug Sciences, Biochemistry Section, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy.
    Nowadays, agro-food by-products represent a potential low-cost source of biologically active ingredients which have been paid significant attention as nutraceuticals, medicine, food and cosmetics. In a previous study we evaluated the total sugars, metals and polyphenols of olive mill wastewater (OMWW) from a Cerasuola olive cultivar. In the present work we selectively recovered a sugar and mineral enriched fraction (SMEF) from Cerasuola OMWW by a green adsorption/desorption process. Read More

    Open-label study assessing the efficacy and tolerability of topical skincare and sun protection products following intense pulsed light treatment.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Nov 21. Epub 2017 Nov 21.
    Goldman, Butterwick, Groff, Fabi & Wu, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology - A West Dermatology Company, San Diego, CA, USA.
    Background: The visible signs of photodamage can be improved by intense pulsed light (IPL). Active ingredients in cosmeceuticals also have effects on skin quality and pigmentation, and can camouflage post-treatment side effects. Combination therapies utilizing different treatment modalities have been shown to optimize clinical outcomes for skin rejuvenation and patient satisfaction. Read More

    Skin care and cosmeceuticals: Attitudes and trends among trainees and educators.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2018 Apr 19;17(2):220-226. Epub 2017 Nov 19.
    Department of Dermatology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.
    Introduction: Patients often seek skin care recommendations from their dermatologist. The objective of this study was to determine the degree of education dermatology residents receive on skin care and cosmeceutical products, the source of education, and the attitude of trainees and their educators toward skin care and cosmeceuticals.

    Methods: A cross-sectional survey of dermatology residents and faculty via an online survey administered June 2015 and August 2015, respectively. Read More

    Cosmeceuticals for Male Skin.
    Dermatol Clin 2018 Jan;36(1):17-20
    Department of Dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710, USA; Private practice, Dermatology Consulting Services, 2444 North Main Street, High Point, NC 27262, USA. Electronic address:
    The male cosmeceutical market is still underdeveloped. Although women embrace skin care as a part of general health, this concept has not gained wide male acceptance. Shaving is probably the most beneficial daily grooming event men commonly undertake for skin appearance and may account for the failure of antiaging cosmeceuticals to attract attention in this segment. Read More

    Optimization of phenolics and flavonoids extraction conditions of Curcuma Zedoaria leaves using response surface methodology.
    Chem Cent J 2017 Oct 2;11(1):96. Epub 2017 Oct 2.
    Halal Products Research Institute, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia.
    This study focused on maximizing the extraction yield of total phenolics and flavonoids from Curcuma Zedoaria leaves as a function of time (80-120 min), temperature (60-80 °C) and ethanol concentration (70-90 v/v%). The data were subjected to response surface methodology (RSM) and the results showed that the polynomial equations for all models were significant, did not show lack of fit, and presented adjusted determination coefficients (R) above 99%, proving their suitability for prediction purposes. Using desirability function, the optimum operating conditions to attain a higher extraction of phenolics and flavonoids was found to be 75 °C, 92 min of extraction time and 90:10 of ethanol concentration ratios. Read More

    Ethnobotanic, Ethnopharmacologic Aspects and New Phytochemical Insights into Moroccan Argan Fruits.
    Int J Mol Sci 2017 Oct 30;18(11). Epub 2017 Oct 30.
    Divisionof Preventive Oncology, National Center for Tumor Diseases, Im Neuenheimer Feld 460, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 581, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany.
    This review summarizes available data on argan fruit botany, geographical distribution, traditional uses, environmental interest, socioeconomic role, phytochemistry, as well as health beneficial effects and examination of future prospects. In particular, ethnomedical uses of argan fruits are carried out throughout Morocco where it has been used against various diseases. Different classes of bioactive compounds have been characterized including essential oils, fatty acids, triacylglycerols, flavonoids and their newly reported acylglycosyl derivatives, monophenols, phenolic acids, cinnamic acids, saponins, triterpenes, phytosterols, ubiquinone, melatonin, new aminophenols along with vitamin E among other secondary metabolites. Read More

    Melanogenesis Inhibitory and Antioxidant Effects of Seed Oil.
    Adv Pharm Bull 2017 Sep 25;7(3):473-477. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
    School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand.
    The study aimed to characterize the fatty acid profile of Camellia oleifera (tea) seed oil and evaluate for cytotoxicity and activities on melanogenesis and antioxidant activity assays in order to utilize as the functional oil. The fatty acid profile of oil was analyzed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The cytotoxicity was performed by sulforhodamine B (SRB) assay in B16-F10 melanoma cells and 3T3-L1 cells. Read More

    Alternatives to Standard Injectables and Devices for Rejuvenation.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2017 Jun;16(6):s98-s103

    INTRODUCTION: Looking at alternatives to standard injectables and devices for rejuvenation, typical indications for facial rejuvenation are poor skin quality, pigmentary changes, and the loss of shape. Looking for effective treatments for those indications in the aesthetic field, one can notice a kind of "retro"-trend: easy-to-perform, non- or minimally-invasive, low-investment-requiring procedures are regaining a lot of popularity. And, over time, those treatments are becoming well defined and far more specific. Read More

    A Multidirectional Perspective for Novel Functional Products: Pharmacological Activities and Studies on subsp. .
    Front Pharmacol 2017 1;8:600. Epub 2017 Sep 1.
    Department of Biology, Science Faculty, Selcuk UniversityKonya, Turkey.
    The genus has important value as traditional drugs and foods. In the present work, we aimed to assess the chemical profiles and biological effects of subsp. extracts (ethyl acetate, methanol, and water). Read More

    Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of chicken egg vitelline membrane hydrolysates.
    Poult Sci 2017 Sep;96(9):3510-3516
    Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta, 8613-114 St, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H7.
    Vitelline membrane (VM) is a multilayered structure that surrounds the egg yolk serving to separate the yolk and the white. Due to its poor solubility in aqueous-based media, VM proteins and their biological properties have not been fully defined. In the current study, VM was hydrolyzed using different enzymes under the optimum hydrolysis conditions. Read More

    Skin hyperpigmentation treatment using herbs: A review of clinical evidences.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2018 Apr 30;20(2):123-131. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    a School of Cosmetic Science , Mae Fah Luang University , Chiang Rai , Thailand.
    Hyperpigmentation of skin is caused by several factors. UV exposure, in addition to oxidative stress, elevates inflammatory mediators stimulating melanogenesis. Herbal-derived compounds for improving skin lightness are gaining interest as they are perceived to be milder, safer, and healthier than fully synthetic products. Read More

    Identification of sterols from the soft coral Dendronephthya gigantea and their anti-inflammatory potential.
    Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 2017 Oct 9;55:37-43. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Department of Marine Life Science, Jeju National University, Jeju 690-756, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    Exploration of anti-inflammatory phytochemicals has received tremendous attention worldwide owing to the rapid increase in inflammatory diseases. Current study reveals the identification of eight 3β-hydroxy-Δ-steroidal congeners from a nonpolar column fraction of the ethanol solubles from the soft coral Dendronephthya gigantea collected from Jeju Island South Korea, using GC-MS/MS analysis. The sterol-rich fraction (DGEH21) showed a significant anti-inflammatory activity as exhibited by the inhibition of NO production (IC 4. Read More

    Olive tree (Olea europaea L.) leaf as a waste by-product of table olive and olive oil industry: a review.
    J Sci Food Agric 2018 Mar 21;98(4):1271-1279. Epub 2017 Sep 21.
    Istanbul University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Chemical Engineering, Avcilar, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Research into finding new uses for by-products of table olive and olive oil industry are of great value not only to the economy but also to the environment where olives are grown and to the human health. Since leaves represent around 10% of the total weight of olives arriving at the mill, it is worth obtaining high added-value compounds from those materials for the preparation of dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, functional food ingredients or cosmeceuticals. In this review article, olive tree (Olea europaea L. Read More

    Patient interest in and familiarity with anti-aging therapies: A survey of the general dermatology clinic population.
    J Cosmet Dermatol 2017 Aug 3. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
    Background: The appearance of aging skin is a common complaint among dermatology patients. There is an expanding market for anti-aging therapies, but little information is available regarding which patients utilize these treatments and patient preferences regarding treatment.

    Aims: To describe the patient population utilizing anti-aging therapies, assess patient familiarity with treatment options, and learn where treatment information is most often obtained. Read More

    The potential of Ganoderma lucidum extracts as bioactive ingredients in topical formulations, beyond its nutritional benefits.
    Food Chem Toxicol 2017 Oct 29;108(Pt A):139-147. Epub 2017 Jul 29.
    Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal. Electronic address:
    Ganoderma lucidum was characterized in terms of nutritional value and chemical composition. Thereafter, ethanolic Soxhlet extracts were evaluated for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antityrosinase, antimicrobial and cytotoxic effects, and further characterized in terms of phenolic acids, polysaccharides and triterpenoids. Finally, the obtained extracts were tested as cosmeceutical ingredients. Read More

    Vesicles: Potential nano carriers for the delivery of skin cosmetics.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Dec 28;19(8):485-493. Epub 2017 Jul 28.
    a IFTM University , School of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Delhi Road, Moradabad, Moradabad , India.
    In the present scenario, consumers are searching for personal care products that supply multiple benefits with minimal efforts. The outcome has been the introduction of nanotechnology-based cosmetic products that are safe to use and results driven. Some topical cosmetics can act efficaciously when they reach their target sites present in the deeper layers of the skin. Read More

    Preparation and efficacy assessment of malva nut polysaccharide for skin hydrating products.
    Ann Pharm Fr 2017 Nov 8;75(6):436-445. Epub 2017 Jul 8.
    School of Cosmetic Science, Mae Fah Luang University, 57100 Chiang Rai, Thailand; Phytocosmetics and Cosmeceuticals Research Group, Mae Fah Luang University, 57100 Chiang Rai, Thailand.
    Introduction: Scaphium scaphigerum or malva nut has long been served in Chinese medicine. However, the use of this herb in modern health care applications has, to date, been rarely reported.

    Materials And Methods: Maceration of the herb in water afforded malva nut polysaccharide which was standardized. Read More

    Aging Gracefully.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2017 06;16(6):s73
    At the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2016, I directed the symposium entitled ‘Aging Gracefully’ for the second time. The symposium’s primary learning objective was to give the audience a framework for managing aesthetic patients. In the last decade, there has been a significant increase in the options for and availability of noninvasive and minimally invasive rejuvenation. Read More

    Ethnopharmacological survey of home remedies used for treatment of hair and scalp and their methods of preparation in the West Bank-Palestine.
    BMC Complement Altern Med 2017 Jul 5;17(1):355. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An-Najah National University, P.O. Box 7, Nablus, Palestine.
    Background: Natural products have many uses and purposes, including those linked to pharmaceutics and cosmetics. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of natural remedies for the treatment of hair and scalp disorders in the West Bank, Palestine.

    Methods: An ethnopharmacological survey of herbal remedies and other natural products used in cosmetics and cosmeceuticals was carried out in the West Bank, Palestine. Read More

    Glycolic acid peel in disseminated facial verrucae.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Dec 28;19(8):475-478. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    a Department of Dermatology , Dr RMLH, PGIMER , New Delhi , India.
    Facial warts are a common cause of cosmetic concern and also affect the self-esteem of the affected patients. These are benign skin papillomas caused by human papillomavirus infections. Warts affecting the face are mainly due to HPV-3 and HPV-10. Read More

    Antimicrobial and antioxidant potentials of biosynthesized colloidal zinc oxide nanoparticles for a fortified cold cream formulation: A potent nanocosmeceutical application.
    Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2017 Oct 10;79:581-589. Epub 2017 May 10.
    Division of Nanoscience and Technology, Bharathidasan Institute of Technology, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli 620024, Tamil Nadu, India. Electronic address:
    Nanocosmeceuticals are promising applications of nanotechnology in personal care industries. Zinc oxide is an inorganic material that is non-toxic and skin compatible with self-cleansing and microbicidal properties. Herein, exploitation of colloidal zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONps) as potent biomaterial for a topical formulation of cosmetic and dermatological significance is employed. Read More

    Hepatoprotective Effect of Polyphenol-Enriched Fraction from on Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis in Acetaminophen-Induced Liver Injury in Mice.
    Oxid Med Cell Longev 2017 23;2017:3631565. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Application Technique Engineering Center of Natural Cosmeceuticals, College of Fuijan Province, Xiamen Medical College, Xiamen, Fujian 361023, China.
    (FM), the leaves of L., shows various biological functions including antioxidant activity and -glucosidase inhibitory effect. However, its therapeutic potential in acute liver injury is still unknown. Read More

    Assessment of changes in the content of anthocyanins, phenolic acids, and antioxidant property of Saccharomyces cerevisiae mediated fermented black rice bran.
    AMB Express 2017 Dec 5;7(1):114. Epub 2017 Jun 5.
    Innovation Center for Holistic Health, Nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand.
    Studies on phytochemical properties and bioactivities of rice bran revealed the wealth of natural complex antioxidant compounds. The composition and the properties of the rice bran get altered after fermentation by several microbes. This study was designed to optimize the black rice bran fermentation conditions for the total anthocyanin (ACN) content, total antioxidant properties, and relative activity of β-glucosidase (BGS) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Read More

    Resveratrol, 4' Acetoxy Resveratrol, R-equol, Racemic Equol or S-equol as Cosmeceuticals to Improve Dermal Health.
    Int J Mol Sci 2017 Jun 3;18(6). Epub 2017 Jun 3.
    Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology and The Neuroscience Center, LS 4005, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA.
    Phytochemicals are botanical compounds used in dermatology applications as cosmeceuticals to improve skin health. Resveratrol and equol are two of the best-known polyphenolic or phytoestrogens having similar chemical structures and some overlapping biological functions to 17β-estradiol. Human skin gene expression was reviewed for 28 different biomarkers when resveratrol, 4' acetoxy resveratrol (4AR), -equol, racemic equol or -equol were tested. Read More

    Marine Fish Proteins and Peptides for Cosmeceuticals: A Review.
    Mar Drugs 2017 May 18;15(5). Epub 2017 May 18.
    Division of Bioengineering, Incheon National University, Incheon 406-772, Korea.
    Marine fish provide a rich source of bioactive compounds such as proteins and peptides. The bioactive proteins and peptides derived from marine fish have gained enormous interest in nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and cosmeceutical industries due to their broad spectrum of bioactivities, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-aging activities. Recently, the development of cosmeceuticals using marine fish-derived proteins and peptides obtained from chemical or enzymatical hydrolysis of fish processing by-products has increased rapidly owing to their activities in antioxidation and tissue regeneration. Read More

    Influence of low-level laser on pain and inflammation in type 2 diabetes mellitus with diabetic dermopathy - A case report.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Oct 11;19(6):360-363. Epub 2017 May 11.
    a Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal University , Manipal , India.
    Numerous skin lesions have been commonly observed in individuals with diabetes mellitus. The common skin manifestations of diabetes mellitus are erythrasma, xanthomatosis, xanthelasma, phycomycetes and cutaneous infections like furuncolosis, candidiasis, carbuncle, dermatophytosis, etc. Diabetic dermopathy is the most common skin lesion found in patients with diabetes. Read More

    Continuous bioelectricity generation through treatment of Victoria blue R: A novel microbial fuel cell operation.
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 2017 Jul 10;52(9):916-920. Epub 2017 May 10.
    d Department of Biological Science and Technology , China University of Science and Technology , Taipei , Taiwan.
    A novel two-chamber microbial fuel cell (MFC) operation with a continuous anaerobic-aerobic decolorization system was developed to improve the degradation of the triphenylmethane dye, Victoria blue R (VBR). In addition, bioelectricity was generated during the VBR degradation process, and the operation parameters were optimized. The results indicated that the VBR removal efficiency and electricity generation were affected by the VBR concentration, liquid retention time (LRT), external resistance, gas retention time (GRT), and shock loading. Read More

    Health-promoting ingredients from four selected Azorean macroalgae.
    Food Res Int 2016 Nov 10;89(Pt 1):432-438. Epub 2016 Aug 10.
    Research Center for Agricultural Technology (CITA-A), Department of Technological Sciences and Development (DCTD), University of Azores, 9501-801 Ponta Delgada, S. Miguel, Azores, Portugal.
    This study presents, for the first time, the nutritional and health promoting aspects of four selected Azorean macroalgae (Ulva compressa, Ulva rigida, Gelidium microdon and Pterocladiella capillacea) in terms of total lipids, fatty acids (FA) profile, n6/n3 and hypocholesterolemic (h)/hypercholesterolemic (H) FA ratios, minerals, total essential amino acids (AA), anti-ageing and anti-phenylketonuria AA content, coenzyme Q, α-tocopherol, total phenolics, antioxidant properties and energy value, on a dry weight basis. The results revealed low lipid content (1.02-4. Read More

    Marine Microbial-Derived Molecules and Their Potential Use in Cosmeceutical and Cosmetic Products.
    Mar Drugs 2017 Apr 12;15(4). Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Stazione Zoologica Anthon Dohrn, 80121 Naples, Italy.
    The oceans encompass a wide range of habitats and environmental conditions, which host a huge microbial biodiversity. The unique characteristics of several marine systems have driven a variety of biological adaptations, leading to the production of a large spectrum of bioactive molecules. Fungi, fungi-like protists (such as thraustochytrids) and bacteria are among the marine organisms with the highest potential of producing bioactive compounds, which can be exploited for several commercial purposes, including cosmetic and cosmeceutical ones. Read More

    Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 2017 Jun 1;9:319-342. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    School of Engineering and Science, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Ave. Eugenio Garza Sada 2501, Monterrey, N.L., CP 64849, Mexico,
    From the past several years, algal biotechnology has gained noticeable interests among research-based organizations and industrial sectors. Recent studies have provided considerable evidence that microalgae-derived bioactive compounds could play a vital role in bio- and non-bio sectors of the modern world. Microalgae-based industrial exploitability ranges from basic biomass-based food and feeds nutraceuticals to high-value pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, ecological and biomedical applications. Read More

    Health risks associated with the pharmaceuticals in wastewater.
    Daru 2017 Apr 12;25(1). Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
    The overwhelming population growth in recent decades and water crisis along with limited and uneven geographical distribution of fresh water resources is a growing challenge for the economic and human development. Wastewater reclamation and use could be an alternative for intact water sources and a promising solution to water scarcity and unequal distribution. However, wastewater is a double-edged resource both as an accessible water source for food production and human usage and concurrently may carry uncharacterized content with unknown toxicological profile causing acute or long-term health risks. Read More

    Treatment of vascular lesions located in the lip and in the oral cavity with Nd:YAG laser.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 Oct 7;19(5):256-258. Epub 2017 Apr 7.
    a Hospital Federal da Lagoa , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.
    Vascular lesions such as hemangiomas can be found in the oral cavity. Some therapeutic modalities can be used in the treatment of these lesions and Nd:YAG 1064 nm long pulse laser shows good results with easy application, fewer complications and satisfactory results. This study describes the technique and outcome of a case of hemangioma located on the tongue treated with Nd:YAG laser. Read More

    A Holistic Approach to Antiaging as an Adjunct to Antiaging Procedures: A Review of the Literature.
    Dermatol Surg 2017 Apr;43(4):475-484
    *Department of Dermatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah;†Goldman, Butterwick, Groff, Fabi & Wu, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California;‡Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California.
    Background: Aging is a multifactorial process and depends on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Procedural options for diminishing signs of intrinsic aging and cosmetic rejuvenation have expanded dramatically. However, less attention is paid to counseling patients on options for mitigating extrinsic factors related to aging. Read More

    Botanicals With Dermatologic Properties Derived From First Nations Healing: Part 1-Trees.
    J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Jul/Aug;21(4):288-298. Epub 2017 Feb 2.
    2 Department of Dermatology & Skin Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Introduction: First Nations people have a long history of working with medicinal plants used to treat skin diseases. The purpose was to assess the dermatologic therapeutic potential of western red cedar, white spruce, birch, balsam poplar, and black spruce.

    Methods: Based on expert recommendations, 5 trees were selected that were used in First Nations medicine for cutaneous healing and have potential and/or current application to dermatology today. Read More

    Botanicals With Dermatologic Properties Derived From First Nations Healing: Part 2-Plants and Algae.
    J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Jul/Aug;21(4):299-307. Epub 2016 Dec 19.
    2 The Department of Dermatology & Skin Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
    Introduction: Plants and algae have played a central role in the treatment of skin conditions in both traditional First Nations healing and in modern dermatology. The objective of this study was to examine the evidence supporting the dermatological use of seaweed, witch hazel, bearberry, and mayapple.

    Methods: Four plants and algae used in traditional First Nations treatments of skin disease were selected based on expert recommendations. Read More

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