March 2013

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On 14th March, the Chemistry Department Research Colloquium will be by Dr Fiona Dickinson from the University of Reading. Her talk is entitled A two step mechanism for concerted double strand cleavage of DNA”. This takes place at 15.30pm in Chemistry LTG and will be preceded by refreshments in the Chemistry Foyer at 15.00pm.

IANHAMLEY
Professor Ian Hamley from the Department of Chemistry, University of Reading has in collaboration with other researchers, Dr Che Connon, Dr Valeria Castelletto and Roanne Jones found that a peptide with the trade name Matrixyl, can affect collagen levels in the skin and products such as anti-wrinkle creams containing this may have skin-care benefits.

For further information on this please see the article in today’s Express:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/382082/Wrinkle-creams-do-work

An article also appears in today’s The Times:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article3706417.ece

and also the Daily Mail and Mailonline:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2288955/Revealed-The-miracle-ingredient-Matrixyl-wrinkle-cream-DOUBLES-production-skin-plumping-collagen.html

ITV News:

http://www.itv.com/news/2013-03-06/anti-wrinkle-secret-discovered-by-scientists/

There are also articles at MSN News:

http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/anti-wrinkle-secret-discovered

UK Yahoo:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/anti-wrinkle-secret-discovered-155808286.html

Scotsman:

http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/health/scientists-reveal-wrinkle-cream-secret-1-2823564

Belfast Telegraph:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/offbeat/antiwrinkle-secret-discovered-29114571.html

Times of India:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/beauty/Anti-wrinkle-creams-actually-work/articleshow/18846506.cms

and a further article is on the University’s own News page:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR491218.aspx

 

 

On 7th March, the Chemistry Department Research Colloquium is by Professor Iain Coldham, Sheffield University. He will give a talk entitled Using IR and NMR spectroscopy to monitor and enhance organolithium reactions”. This takes place at 15.30pm in Chemistry LTG and will be preceded by refreshments in the Chemistry Foyer at 15.00pm.