Category Archives: Cosmetic

Skin Samples Grown From Adult Stem Cells Could Replace Animal Testing for Drugs and Cosmetics

Scientists from King's College London said that the new method of growing epidermal skin could be 'scaled up' for use in various industries Jack Pitts Friday, 25 April 2014

An international team led by researchers from Kings College London (KCL) has developed the first lab-grown epidermis – the thin layer of cells that make up the outermost layer of skin, preventing infection from entering the body. The epidermis was created using pluripotent stem cells, cells that are capable of growing in a variety of ways to fit different functions.

KCL scientists believe the breakthrough will provide a cost-effective, alternative lab model for testing drugs and cosmetics, negating the need for animals, and could also help to develop new therapies for skin disorders. Drug companies...

Stem Cell Therapy ‘Reverses Ageing Process’ in Millionaire Peter Nygard

By Ewan Palmer, International Business Times [caption id="" align="alignright" width="305"]Peter Nygard Peter Nygard hopes to build stem cell research clinic in the Bahamas (Screengrab)[/caption] Peter Nygard, a Canadian citizen born in Finland, claimed scientists were hoping to use him as an example of how stem cells could reverse the ageing process.

Nygard was said to be hoping to open a stem cell clinic in the Bahamas after Prime Minister Perry Christie passed legislation allowing stem cell research and therapy to take place.

Nygard told the Bahamas Tribune: "Stem cells are being used for anti-ageing and the University of Miami is doing a study about that to prove that it is true. They are looking at me, and my markers have shown exactly that...

Have scientists discovered a cure for BALDNESS? Stem cell treatment helps dead hair follicles grow again.

  • Previously scientists struggled to create enough follicle-generating stem cells to produce noticeable hair growth but have now found a solution
  • They implanted mice with special stem cells which regenerated into different types of skin cells and hair follicles allowing hair to grow again
  • More work is required before this could be used to treat humans as scientists are only able to regenerate human hair follicles, not skin cells
  • Both types of cells are required for hair to grow back again
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="380"] Treatment for baldness that uses stem cells to regrow missing or dying hair follicles may soon be a reality. Image shows some of the tiny hairs that researchers managed to grow on mice using transplanted stem...