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Common Antioxidant Could Slow Symptoms of Aging in Human Skin

30-May-2017

Key points from article :

Methylene blue improved physical, biochemical and genetic aging markers.

Appears to make fundamental, long-term changes to skin cells

Tested in cultured skin cells from healthy middle-aged donors.

Fibroblasts experienced a decrease in reactive oxygen species, a reduced rate of cell death and an increase in the rate of cell division.

3D simulated human skin model saw features typical of younger skin.

The study was published in the Scientific Reports journal.

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Founder and CSO at MBlue Labs & Associate Professor at the University of Maryland.

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Scientific Journal providing information from all areas of the natural sciences.

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Public land-grant research university in College Park, Maryland

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Research Assistant Professor at University of Maryland.