Trinamix’s molecular sensing lets smartphones assess the best cosmetics for your skin

Trinamix has created molecular sensing technology that lets you use your smartphone to test which cosmetics would be best for your skin. But that’s just one of the potential applications.

The Ludwigshafen, Germany-based company is talking about the technology at the Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020 event. While it’s not the first to come up with the technology, Trinamix believes it can integrate its sensors into smartphones to put the tech into the hands of consumers.

Uses of the technology could extend beyond using smartphone sensors to scan your skin so beauty apps can make cosmetic recommendations. Rival Consumer Physics, maker of the Scio sensors, created a similar tech in 2014 and talked about how you could use it to verify whether a bottle of Viagra was authentic or not. It also talked about testing your food.

Trinamix said the applications has developed or will be developing can also be

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Oddly satisfying metamaterials store energy in their skin — ScienceDaily

When you press the dimpled circles on a fountain drink lid, they become either convex or concave. Materials or structures that have two stable states demonstrate a concept called bistability.

A Purdue team has demonstrated that a patterned sheet of these domes will form an energy-storing skin: strong enough to perform mechanical tasks, and even programmable to store and process data like a mechanical computer.

“Bistability is an important concept found in nature,” said Andres Arrieta, a Purdue assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “Earwigs, for example, have bistable, foldable wings that snap to an open state with very little energy. We are working to make programmable structures inspired from this bistability.”

Arrieta’s team began with a simple structure: a flat, one-inch square sheet with a pop-up dome, 3D printed from thermoplastic polyurethane. By pressing with a finger, the dome would snap to become either convex or concave. When they printed

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Why long-suffering hosts grow a thick skin — ScienceDaily

Occasionally, following a transplant procedure, the donor’s immune cells recognize the recipient’s tissues as foreign and trigger a multisystem disorder called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Occurring commonly after bone marrow or stem cell transplants performed to treat some blood cancers, GVHD may even follow solid organ transplants and is, in essence, the reverse of transplant rejection. Now, researchers at the University of Tsukuba have clarified the pathogenesis of the characteristic skin changes in chronic GVHD as being mediated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGFβ1) a cytokine that keratinocytes — epidermal skin cells — undergoing apoptosis (regulated cell death) express on stimulation by interferon-γ (IFNγ).

All living organisms from single-celled bacteria to complex higher animals possess an ‘awareness’ of immunologic distinctiveness to discriminate between self and non-self. Unfortunately, these recognition systems and defense mechanisms work against therapeutic transplantation between individuals with differing genetic identities. The skin, gastrointestinal tract and liver are often affected

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Amorepacific Develops an Original Technology That Reverses the Aging of Skin Cells in Joint Research with KAIST

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SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amorepacific R&D Center, together with KAIST, developed an original technology that reverses the aging process in human dermal fibroblasts. The system’s biology research was conducted in collaboration with a research team led by Professor Cho Kwang-hyun of the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at KAIST. The result of the research was published in the online edition of an internationally renowned scientific journal, PNAS, on November 23. (The research article is titled “Inhibition of 3-phosphoinositide–dependent protein kinase 1 (PDK1) can revert cellular senescence in human dermal fibroblasts”.)

As skin cells get older, their ability to divide becomes significantly weakened, slowing down the speed of regeneration and the overall functionality of skin tissue. They also lose the ability to produce collagen and elastic

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T-ray technology reveals what’s getting under your skin

T-ray technology reveals what’s getting under your skin
A demonstration of how the T-ray equipment can be used to scan an individual’s skin. Credit: University of Warwick

A new method for analyzing the structure of skin using a type of radiation known as T-rays could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and skin cancer.

Scientists from the University of Warwick and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have shown that using a method that involves analyzing T-rays fired from several different angles, they can build a more detailed picture of the structure of an area of skin and how hydrated it is than current methods allow.

Their method is reported in Advanced Photonics Research and could provide a new tool for scientists and clinicians for characterizing the properties of skin in individuals, to assist in managing and treating skin conditions.

Terahertz (THz) radiation, or T-rays, sit in-between infrared and WiFi

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Hillel’s Tech Corner: DermaDetect uses phones to detect skin conditions

There have been several events in my life pertaining to technology that amazed me. When I got my first iPod, I couldn’t figure out how to “take out the CD” and change my music. “What do you mean I don’t have to because all my music is already here?”Then, when I got my first smartphone, it amazed me that all of a sudden I was constantly connected, no matter where I was. And finally, when I got my first digital camera, I couldn’t understand where the film went. These things might sound funny to us now, but it wasn’t that long ago that they all seemed like science fiction.In fact, I remember clearly when I first heard about a camera on a mobile phone. I believe my words were, “That’s ridiculous. Why would anyone need that?”Well, I was wrong, very wrong. Mobile photography has come an extremely long way, and
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Most of you like Vivo’s new OriginOS skin

Vivo OriginOS official 1

Vivo’s FunTouch OS was arguably the worst Android skin among major manufacturers. Between the iOS-inspired aesthetics and the needless overhaul of stock elements, it’s easy to understand why it had many critics.

Fortunately, Vivo revealed a new Android skin dubbed OriginOS last week, going for a different look compared to its prior effort while adding a few neat features too. This made us wonder what you lot thought of the new Android overlay.

What do you think of Vivo’s OriginOS?


We posted the poll on November 19 2020, and it accrued 1,511 votes in that time. Almost two thirds (64.7%) of all respondents voted “yay” in favor of the new Android skin. So clearly it seems like Vivo has made a step in the right direction with OriginOS.

The new skin adds a unique homescreen (at

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Scientists regenerate skin with stem cells to see how DNA defects in kids cause cancer

Scientists regenerate skin with stem cells to see how DNA defects in kids cause cancer
Shown are microscopic images of human epidermis with pluripotent stem cells derived from donated skin cells. The images on the left are epidermis from a healthy control subject, the images at right being from a person with Fanconi anemia. The colorful confocal images (bottom) offer a more superficial view that does not reveal differences between control and FA samples. The black and white electron microscopic images, with 1,000-fold greater magnification, do reveal defects in the FA epidermis. Researchers studying Fanconi anemia-related skin disease and cancer report new data in Cell Stem Cell. Credit: Cincinnati Children’s

Physicians and scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center used new stem cell technology to regenerate and study living patient-specific skin in the lab, giving them a precise close up view of how inherited DNA defects cause skin damage and deadly squamous cell carcinoma in children and young adults with Fanconi anemia (FA).


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Dry food or raw? Diet affects skin gene expression in both healthy and atopic dogs — ScienceDaily

Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, examined 48 Staffordshire Bull Terriers, of which eight dogs — four healthy and four atopic — were selected for RNA sequencing where their skin gene expression was compared between both atopic and healthy dogs as well as between dogs that ate dry food or raw food.

The diet appears to make a great difference in skin gene expression.

“Before the dietary intervention comparing atopic and healthy dogs, only a total of eight genes functioning in a range of ways in the skin were found, but the intervention increased this figure manifold. In other words, dietary intervention is extremely important for actual differences in gene expression to emerge,” says researcher Johanna Anturaniemi from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki.

The effect of the diet on skin gene expression was mostly associated with the immune system, antioxidants and inflammatory processes. Raw food appeared

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New Technology Allows Circuits To Be Printed Directly On The Skin

Sensors printed directly on the skin have been inching closer to commercial reality in recent years. The dream of highly sensitive sensors could have a wide array of applications, from robotics to medicine, but the field has been limited by its method of circuit printing. Currently, printing circuits directly on the skin requires a lot of heat – something the skin isn’t generally fond of.

Now, researchers believe they may have solved this problem. A team from Penn State University have developed a method of fabricating high-performance circuitry directly on skin without heat, according to a study published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

While flexible sensors already exist and have applications in future physiological monitoring, applying that technology to the skin has remained an issue for scientists. If this process is viable on a large scale, it may pave the way for the technology to help patients with various

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