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Bacteria from bees possible alternative to antibiotics

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey – as we now know it – was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties? Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees. The bacteria produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds.

These lactic acid bacteria have now been tested on severe human wound pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), among others. When the lactic acid bacteria were applied to the pathogens in the laboratory, it counteracted all of them.

Tobias C Olofsson, Èile Butler, Pawel Markowicz, Christina Lindholm, Lennart Larsson, Alejandra Vásquez. Lactic acid bacterial symbionts in honeybees - an unknown key to honey’s antimicrobial and therapeutic activities. International Wound Journal, 2014; DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12345

Working bees on honey cells (stock image). Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey – as we now know it – was manufactured and sold in stores. Credit: © Dmytro Smaglov / Fotolia

THE CLEVER GIRL’S GUIDE TO SKIN CARE

Face any situation with these quick complexion fixes.

We’ve all been there: A nuclear-red pimple the day your company picture is taken. The dewy skin on your dating profile that’s nowhere to be found before a first date. The dark circles guaranteed to invite (more) unsolicited health advice from your nagging in-laws. Sometimes you have the luxury of a months-long skincare regimen—and sometimes, so help you god, this had better work in the next few minutes. Below we share skinstant solutions for every mundane, plausible, and you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me scenario. Because every once in a while, the right trick can save your skin in more ways than one.  MELISSA LANE

THE SITUATION: You’re renewing your driver’s license at the DMV tomorrow. To increase your chances of getting a good picture, you play it safe and stay home the night before.
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: The night starts innocently enough—you crack open a new TV drama you’ve been meaning to watch. Two complete seasons and exactly zero sleep later, your face is barely worthy of a mug shot. 
THE SOLUTION: REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
Restore radiance and firmness to your tired, sagging appearance just like that thanks to a potent bioactive complex of natural fruit acids and papaya enzymes.
THE SPEED: 10 minutes.

THE SITUATION: You’re already dreading your Monday visit with your great-aunt, who delights in commenting on your “unhealthy lifestyle.”
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: After a long weekend at a festival in the desert, your skin is so dry and sun-ravaged, you basically need the equivalent of a new face.
THE SOLUTION: Fresh Sugar Face Polish
This triple-threat scrub not only dissolves away dead skin cells with brown sugar, it also hydrates and brightens with antioxidant-rich strawberries and plum and grapeseed oil.  
THE SPEED: 5-10 minutes.

THE SITUATION: You’re dating a silver fox. Your age difference doesn’t seem like a big deal, because he’s introducing you to his equally mature friends this weekend.
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: Blackheads explode across your forehead—making you look about thirteen, give or take a pigtail. 
THE SOLUTION: Dr Jart+ Pore Minimalist Black Charcoal Sheet Mask
This dual-action charcoal-infused cloth is loaded with spearmint extract and arginine to clarify, detox, and hydrate in one fell swoop. 
THE SPEED: 15-20 minutes.

THE SITUATION: You’re lounging in your PJs, prepping for a phone interview for your dream job.
THE SKINCARE DISASTER: The CEO calls to say he’d rather interview in person…in an hour.
THE SOLUTION: Peter Thomas Roth 40% Triple Acid Peel
This professional-grade peel combines three powerful acids to exfoliate; hydrate; and address fine lines, hyperpigmentation, uneven skintone, and pore size—and basically look your best in the time it takes to pick out your least-wrinkled, interview-appropriate outfit.
THE SPEED: Five minutes.

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THE TIP-OFF: MAKE THE MOST OUT OF MASKS

Nine ways to go maxi with the mud—and get skinstant results.

The Egyptians invented it. The Chinese made it healthy. The Romans turned it creamy. We’ve been messing with facial masks since we first slathered them on, and modern times are no different. (Microwave, anyone?) Below, we list our favorite insights this side of the millennium—and the masks we love for their instant magic. Got one we didn’t mention? Just want to show off your handiwork with le mud? Post a mask selfie to the Beauty Board! Cleopatra would be proud. MELISSA LANE

Go the distance.
TIP: After you remove a sheet mask, massage the extra serum into your skin for even more hydration. 
TRY: DR JART+ PORE MINIMALIST BLACK CHARCOAL SHEET MASK
WHY: Once you remove the fast-acting charcoal-infused cloth, you’ll find loads of spearmint extract and arginine reporting for a second shift.

Cool it.
TIP: To minimize visible puffiness, chill your calming mask in the fridge first.
TRY: FRESH ROSE FACE MASK
WHY: This rosewater gel, brimming with real rose petals, lends itself well to refrigeration—and its soothing effect is the perfect quick fix for puffy skin.

Multimask.
TIP: Want to slow signs of aging while you get a glow? There’s no reason not to get it all from one mask.
TRY: REN GLYCOL LACTIC RADIANCE RENEWAL MASK
WHY: This exfoliator is powered with natural fruit acids and papaya enzymes that rapidly boost radiance—and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Bad things come to those who wait (too long).   
TIP: Don’t wait for a clay mask to completely dry before wiping it off. By the time it’s dry and flaky, it will start to draw moisture from your skin, which can cause irritation.
TRY: GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT
WHY: We love this resurfacing clay mask: It leaves skin glowing and supports natural collagen—all in a matter of minutes.

Get more bang for your beauty buck.
TIP: Get the gunk out of your skin with a detox mask before applying your serum: It will help it sink in deeper and work more effectively.
TRY: GLAMGLOW POWERMUD DUALCLEANSE TREATMENT
WHY: Powerful conditioning, purifying, and detoxing in a snap—not to mention a sensual mud-to-oil format that feels like a vacation.

Get it on the go.
TIP: Counter travel stress with an invisible moisture mask before you board or an hour before touchdown.
TRY: FRESH BLACK TEA INSTANT PERFECTING MASK
WHY: It goes on clear, smells wonderful, and not only swiftly steeps your skin in hydration, but infuses it with advanced antioxidants from kombucha as well.

Elevate.
TIP: Paired with your regular skin care, masks are like frosting: They don’t replace the cupcake (your daily beauty routine)—they just make it better.
TRY: ALGENIST ALGAE BRIGHTENING MASK
WHY: If seaweed hasn’t made it into your routine yet, try this breakthrough combination of micro and macro algae. Known for its regenerative properties, it provides a speedy dose of brightening anytime you need it.

Sponges are for cleaning.
TIP: While oil can help remove a clay mask, a cellulose sponge can also do a bang-up job.
TRY: BOSCIA KONJAC CLEANSING SPONGE
WHY: Naturally deep-cleansing, this pH-balanced sponge is gentle enough to be used on the delicate undereye area.

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I LOVE RUNNING. I LOVE COMPETING AND RACING AND RUNNING SO, SO FAST. I FEEL SO POWERFUL AND AMAZING, THE HUMAN BODY IS A WONDERFUL THING. I LOVE WAKING UP BEFORE ANYONE ELSE DOES AND RUNNING 10 MILES NO PROBLEM. I LOVE EATING STRANGE FOODS TO HELP ME RUN A LITTLE FASTER. I LOVE THAT I KNOW WHAT LACTIC ACID AND FARTLEK MEANS. I LOVE THE COOL RUNNING TIGHTS AND NOT BEING ASHAMED TO RUN IN SHORT SHORTS. I LOVE MY TEAM MATES AND I LOVE THE COMMITMENT THAT RUNNING TAKES. I LOVE CONSTANTLY DRINKING WATER AND ALWAYS HAVING TO GO PEE. I LOVE BEING OBSESSED WITH EVAN JAGER AND ALEXI PAPPAS. I LOVE RUNNING. SO MUCH.

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Morning Routine

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser non-drying, jelly cleansers are great for dry/combo skin
Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner moisturizes, good for sensitive skin
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel glycolic (or lactic) acid is an alternative to BHA’s if your skin is too dry or sensitive for salicylic acid. I use this in the morning because it applies clean and doesn’t dry out my skin before applying makeup
Paula’s Choice Resist C15 vitamin c helps even skin tone/get ride of dark acne scars/sun spots also reducing the look of fine lines. i dont prefer this particular vitamin c serum its a bit runny (drunk elephant’s vit C serum is the best ive used so far)
Dr. Jarts+ Ceramidin Cream amazing moisturizer it also works as a primer
Cauldalie Grape Water soothes irritated skin/moisturizes
Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protection (42spf) not oily and light weight

Night Routine

Shiseido Pureness Cleansing Sheets - great for sensitive skin (oil free/alcohol free), not amazing at removing makeup, i mainly use it for sweaty days since it leaves your face refreshed (no oil or that icky makeup wipe residue)

Purevivi Cleansing Lotion - amazing for sensitive skin (i dont think it can compete with bioderma but its a lot more gentle)

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid - helps remove blackheads/sebum/general dirt and oil after the day, reduces chance of acne

MAY COOP Raw Sauce - i’m sure there are better essences out there but this one keeps my skin hydrated for morning. if your skin is sensitive, watch out, this product contains fragrance and alcohol

Dr Jart+ Ceramidine Liquid/fresh Black Tea Age Delay Firming Serum - extra boost of hydration and some anti wrinkle serum for my under eyes and forehead

Caudalie Grape Water

belif Moisturizing Bomb - this absorbs into my skin so well, it keeps my skin hydrated and plump the morning after. been a holy grail for 3 years now!


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Gerty Theresa Cori (1896 – 1957) was an American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Cori was born in Prague. She was admitted to medical school there, where she met her future husband Carl Ferdinand Cori. After graduation, they married and emigrated to America in 1922. Gerty  continued her early interest in medical research, collaborating in the laboratory with Carl. She published research findings coauthored with her husband, as well as publishing singly. Unlike her husband, she had difficulty securing research positions, and the ones she obtained provided meager pay. Her husband insisted on continuing their collaboration, though he was discouraged from doing so by institutions that employed him.

Gerty and her husband jointly received the Nobel Prize in 1947 for the discovery of the mechanism by which glycogen—a derivative of glucose—is broken down in muscle tissue into lactic acid and then resynthesized in the body and stored as a source of energy (known as the Cori cycle).

In 1957, Gerty Cori died after a ten-year struggle with myelosclerosis. She remained active in the research laboratory until the end. She received recognition for her achievements through multiple awards and honors. The Cori crater on the Moon and the Cori crater on Venus are named after her.

Anyone who has fallen in love with climbing has likely experienced this moment: the moment in which you completely surprise yourself. You surpass your assumed threshold of ability—despite the gravity, lactic acid in your arms, and less-than-ideal friction on the rock—by making the split second decision to make one more move. Letting go would be so easy. But for some reason, at that exact moment in time, on that very go on your problem or route, you pull out a reserve of force and reach for something beyond. That something, the victory hold we find ourselves clenching, is the most priceless prize of all.

-Jackie Santore

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If anyone doesn’t know how muscle building works, I’l try to explain. Whenever you get soreness after exercising it is usually caused by tiny stress tears that develop while you workout that heal naturally and make your muscles eventually stronger.

In Urie’s case he’s pushing his body past it’s normal limits and is most likely causing excessive damage. Normally this would be very dangerous and case permanent damage like muscle strains and tears or even damage such as a hernia.

This kid is basically purposefully physically harming himself to grow stronger. I swear at this point I wouldn’t put it past this idiot to start stabbing himself to grow stronger.

Lactic acid is NOT responsible for DOMS (muscle soreness).

I repeat: your soreness is not caused by lactic acid.

This is a common misconception that I hear people perpetuating. After their workouts, they’ll complain about the lactic acid buildup in their muscles. While the cause of soreness is not 100% understood by science today, the current theory is that soreness is really the result of microtrauma to the muscles after exercise.

Scientists actually believe that lactic acid is not even present in humans. While the blood does become more acidic, the acidity is not enough to create lactic acid, but rather, lactate is created.

Lactate is, however, a fuel for the muscles. The lactate threshold is the point at which the body produces lactate faster than it is cleared. Lactate is not waste, nor is it something to avoid, despite the fact that “lactic acid” (lactate) gets a bad rap.

I will write a more in depth post on this for my website, but here is the succinct version! Now stop complaining about lactic acid.

Non-Vegan E-Numbers

E Numbers definitely containing animal products/derivatives:

E120 – Cochineal (crushed scale of Dactylopius Coccus, a type of cactus beetle)
E441 – Gelatine (animal hoof/skin)
E542 – Bone Phosphate
E631 – Disodium inosinate (fish derivative)
E635 – Disodium ribonucleotides
E901 – Beeswax
E904 – Shellac (insect origin)
E966 – Lactitol (milk derivative)
E1105 – Lysozyme (found in egg whites)

E Numbers possibly containing animal products/derivatives:

Unfortunately it is not generally stated as to whether these additives are synthesised or derived from animal products, but it is fair to assume that in some cases they contain animal products.

E104 – Quinoline Yellow
E160 – Alpha-, beta-, gamma carotene
E161 – Canthaxanthin
E252 – Potassium Nitrate
E270 – Lactic Acid
E304 – Ascorbyl Palmitate
E304 – Ascorbyl Stearate
E322 – Lecithin (may be made from eggs)
E325 – Sodium Lactate
E326 – Potassium Lactate
E327 – Calcium Lactate
E422 – Glycerol/Glycerin
E(430 – 436) – Polyoxyethylenes
E442 – Ammonium Phosphotides
E445 – Glycerol esters of wood resin
E470(a) – Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids
E470(b) – Magnesium salts of fatty acids
E471 – Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(a) – Acetic acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(b) – Lactic acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472© – Citric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(d) – Tartaric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(e) – Mono- and di-acetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(f) – Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E473 – contains fatty acids
E474 – Sucroglycerides
E475 – Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
E476 – Polyglycerol esters of polycondensed fatty acids of caster oil
E477 – contains fatty acids
E479(b) – contains fatty acids
E481 – Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
E482 – Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
E483 – Stearyl tartrate
E(491 – 495) – Sorbitan
E570 – Stearic acid
E585 – Ferrous Lactate
E640 – Glycine and its sodium salt
E920 – L-cysteine and L-cysteine hydrochloride
E1518 – Glycerol

If you are unsure as to whether an additive is of animal origin, get hold of the manufacturer, who will most likely be able to tell you.

Meet Frost, the latest cheese from long-time Cheese Notes favorite Mystic Cheese Company in Mystic, CT. Owner and cheesemaker Brian Civitello is the same curd master who brought us the Melville, Melinda Mae and Sea Change; this one breaks with the nautical nomenclature tradition of their previous wheels, and is named in honor of poet Robert Frost. 

Frost is the first true lactic cheese produced by Mystic, with a 24-hour culturing before being ladled into the moulds. The Frost is aged just 18 days, with milk from a mix of Brown Swiss and Holstein cows, “afternoon milking only”, as Brian told me over email.

This is a tender cheese to handle, with a velvety, pillowy rind, pale yellow with a frosty coating (I’m always a fan of this style of rind, which reminds me of the delicate outer rice-based shells on Japanese mochi ice cream balls). Underneath there’s a luscious cream line, giving way to a delicately fudgy pale ivory paste. Flavors are mild and milky, a bit tangy and earthy, with a wonderful mouthfeel on the bite. This style is more commonly associated with goat’s milk cheeses (think the great Loire Valley geotrichum-rinded cheeses), but this is a cow’s milk square that captures the same delicacy and charms of those styles.

You can read more about the history of Mystic, and Brian’s experience in cheesemaking (particularly his years spent in Italy working with styles that are seemingly simple but challenging to master) at this post from a couple years ago. Mystic is also now expanding their operations, as they have officially made public their plans for new aging facilities, a tasting room and more. Read about that here

Frost is brand new to the market but will quickly be expanding in availability across NYC and elsewhere. 

New Ultrathin, Sticky Coating Prevents Infection From Burns

by Michael Keller

Scientists report they have made a new wound dressing for burn victims that can coat even the toughest nooks and crannies to prevent infection. 

Using a biodegradable polyester called poly(L-lactic acid), or PLLA, chemist Yosuke Okamura has developed a sticky coating called nanosheets that can be applied to any part of the body without adhesive. The nanosheet is like plastic wrap and forms a barrier that bacteria can’t penetrate to infect a patient.

“The nanosheets can adhere not only to flat surfaces, but also to uneven and irregular surfaces without adding any adhesives,” Okamura said.

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