• Sunscreen doesn't always shield beachgoers from burns - and so these scientists set out to make it work better

    11 days ago - By Chron

    Peptide Pigments by Matej Vakula, NYC/vakula.eu
    Two chemists have found a way to make sunscreen work better.
    The treatment boosts the body's ability to deflect ultraviolet rays which cause sunburns and cellular DNA damage.
    The molecule created is a simplified version of melanin, a biological pigment that can absorb and dissipate UV light, with customizable properties that allow researchers to make it into an effective sun-protection supplement.
    The hope is that sunscreen-makers can use ingredients are more naturally-derived, while offering greater UV-A and UV-B protection.
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