Cosmetics

  • Multi-organ platform for risk assessment of nanomaterials - Fraunhofer IBMT in project HISENTS

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    European scientists develop a multimodular microchip platform for predicting the behaviour of nanomaterials in the body. Nanomaterials are already part of everyday life in our modern society. New applications, along with continuously rising quantities being produced, have led to an increased exposure to nanomaterials for both people and the environment. Predicting the behaviour of nanomaterials in organisms and extensive risk assessments are currently difficult because we are missing prediction models.

  • Plant-based substance boosts eyelash growth

    The plant-based substance allows lashes to grow visibly stronger – without any identifiable side effects. Fraunhofer IAP

    A new serum that promotes eyelash growth has been developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm. It is considerably less expensive than conventional eyelash sera, very well tolerated, and a purely natural product. Mine Kaja has received a SEPAWA award for the excellent research she conducted as part of her bachelor thesis. Longer and thicker lashes – these are the side effects of eyedrops used to treat glaucoma in ophthalmology. Hair growth is triggered by prostaglandin, a tissue hormone that lowers internal eye pressure.