The first study to investigate the chemical structure of an advanced class of anti-wrinkle cream has shown that it could be used to promote wound healing and regenerative medicine.
Chemists at the University of Reading researched the nanostructure of a cosmetic ingredient used in high performance skincare creams – a peptide amphiphile (PA).
Many skincare products use peptides to treat wrinkles. Skin is made up mostly of collagen; it is the foundation that gives your skin its support and thickness. Young people have lots of collagen and taut, smooth skin. In contrast, older people have much less collagen and thin, wrinkled skin.
It’s a cold winter day and Ruth Kassinger is eating fresh kumquats that she’s just picked from a tree inside her suburban Washington home. The kumquat is among a variety of tropical plants in the sunroom Kassinger calls her conservatory.
A chance visit to the National Botanic Garden in Washington gave her the idea to build her more modest version. “I walked in and the glass doors opened and I stepped into a beautiful green lush, warm and humid jungle, and I walked around for a while, and was just stunned by how beautiful and full of life this place was.”
This taken from her Newspaper’s website..
Founder of the world’s first positive newspaper passes away
It is with great regret that we announce that our founder, Shauna Crockett-Burrows, has passed away.
A month short of her 82nd birthday – and having been invited to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace at the end of May – Shauna died on 3 May in Shropshire, where she had been living during the past 17 years.
This from our friends at optemistworld.com:-
A plant compound in watercress may have the ability to suppress breast cancer cell development by ‘turning off’ a signal in the body, thereby starving a growing tumour of essential blood and oxygen.
The research suggests that the watercress compound is able to interfere with the function of a protein which plays a critical role in cancer development. As tumours develop they rapidly outgrow their existing blood supply. So they send out signals which make surrounding normal tissues grow new blood vessels into the tumour which feed them oxygen and nutrients.
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Female foeticide is an issue which our country has grappled with for ages. The gender composition in India has worsened over time. Demographically, though the ratio has increased from 927 females per 1000 males to 933 from census of 1991 to 2001, this ratio is rapidly decreasing among children in the age group of 0-6.
Kolhapur District, Maharashtra has a ratio of 839 females per 1000 males, alarmingly low even by the national standards. The District Administration of Kolhapur sprung into action and started an innovative initiative called “SAVE THE BABY GIRL” or STBG for short.
In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever performed, an international team of surgeons has restored the voice of a US woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade.
The surgical team, including Professor Martin Birchall from University College London, replaced the larynx (voicebox), thyroid gland and trachea (windpipe) in a 52-year-old woman who had lost her ability to speak and breathe on her own.
Positive TV are excited to be working along side Big C tv for live broadcast shows every Monday 11.11 Pst.
The show streams live from California. Tune in here.
When we are confronted with issues of sexuality, we often times feel uncomfortable talking about or sharing with others what it is we believe and/ or feel. Our western society has brought most of us up to believe that it’s taboo to speak of, or feel any urges or thoughts of what might be considered unhealthy even nasty.
Positive TV is delighted to be working with Samantha Rife on this important documentary and campaign Reclaim Motherhood.
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In a society that values productivity above all else, motherhood is discussed in economic terms, and a mother’s worth is often limited as a result; media’s use of terms like “work-family balance,” “maternal wall,” and “motherhood penalty” show how motherhood is only addressed in the context of commerce. We give motherhood plenty of lip service, but at the end of the day, we don’t extend moms the same respect we would a professor, a dentist, an accountant or a judge.
YouTube singing star Rebecca Black is using her overnight fame for a good cause.
The 13-year-old singer, who touched off a nerve with her budget hit, “Friday,” told Us magazine she will donate the profits of her iTunes song to emergency relief efforts in Japan as well as to her school.
“I am donating money to my school and Japan,” she recently revealed.
Kathmandu, Nepal (CNN) — Pushpa Basnet doesn”t need an alarm clock. Every morning, the sounds of 40 children wake her up in the two-story home she shares with them.
As she helps the children dress for school, Basnet might appear to be a housemother of sorts. But the real story is more complicated.
All of these children once lived in Nepal”s prisons. This 28-year-old woman has saved every one of them from a life behind bars.
More than three million women formed an over 600-km long unbroken human chain ‘Vanitha Mathil’ (Women’s Wall) on Tuesday linking Kasargode in North Kerala to Ayyanakali square near the Governor’s residence in Thiruvananthapuram, to defend gender justice and values of renaissance in the society. Men formed another human chain parallel to the Women’s Wall throughout the state in solidarity.
Transitioning Away from the Internal Combustion Engine
Mitsubishi, the maker of the lovely electric Jellybean (aka the i-MiEV electric car), has plans to introduce 8 hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and battery-powered (BEV) models by 2015. They anticipate increased demand for “low-carbon” cars and want to position themselves as a major source of those. (Whether they will succeed is another question entirely, but they should at least get some points for trying to move away from the more polluting internal combustion engine.)