Sunscreen Doesn’t Always Shield Beachgoers from Burns – and so These Scientists Set out to Make it Work Better
"There's an obvious need to improve current sun protection, a need for higher SPF, broader protection than what the current sunscreens offer," said Ayala Lampel, a chemist at The City University of New York. With fellow chemist Rein Ulijn, Lampel sought to create a better, nature-inspired sunscreen. What started as an academic project at The Advanced Science Research Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY to create melanin-like peptide molecules turned into a commercial pursuit shortly after the chemists' results were published in the journal Science in June 2017.
Submitted on: JUL 9, 2018
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