Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Acne Coconut Oil and NanoBomb...the movie

Here is the short version of the video profile of the bioengineering graduate student who is creating a smart nano-bomb system for delivering a derivative of coconut oil to bacteria that cause common acne.

Below is the long version...for folks who can spare another 90 seconds in order to get some more details on how the system actually works.

Treat Acne with Coconut Oil and Nano-Bombs

San Diego, CA, April 14, 2010 -- A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk – lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a “smart delivery system” – published in the journal ACS Nano in March – capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne.

On Thursday April 15, bioengineering graduate student Dissaya “Nu” Pornpattananangkul (pictured) will present her most recent work on this experimental acne-drug-delivery system at Research Expo, the annual research conference of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

i'm working on the video now...will post shortly...