MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Kan Cao PhD
Associate professor of cell biology and molecular genetics
University of Maryland
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: In 2015, our group demonstrated a surprising positive effect of methylene blue in treating fibroblast cells from progeria patients, a severe premature aging disease. Interestingly, we also noticed a beneficial effect of methylene blue in protecting normal skin cells.
In this study, we followed the initial observation, compared methylene blue with other popular antioxidants, and conducted further analysis of the effects of methylene blue in 3d reconstructed skin.
The take home message is that we believe methylene blue has a great anti-aging potential. As it is also super safe, we suggest it a potent ingredient for skin care products.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Response: The take home message is that we believe methylene blue has a great anti-aging potential.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Response: As methylene blue is super safe, we suggest it a potent ingredient for skin care products.
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Zheng-Mei Xiong, Mike O’Donovan, Linlin Sun, Ji Young Choi, Margaret Ren, Kan Cao. Anti-Aging Potentials of Methylene Blue for Human Skin Longevity. Scientific Reports, 2017; 7 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-02419-3
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