Despite acne having been around for what seems like forever, there are no common effective treatments, but with the help of science (is there anything it can't do?) and the good researchers over at the University of California, those days of zit popping and social anxiety may very well be behind you.
The worlds biggest vaccine company Sanofi-Pasteur has signed a contract with the University of California, San Diego to hopefully develop what will be a cure for acne, and they're doing it with the help of mice and radishes.
'Propionibacterium acnes' or 'P. acnes' for short is the bacteria found in people's faces that causes pimples. Scientists have been able to extract a gene within P. acnes called CAMP and inject the gene into radishes in order for them to reproduce it; they then sprayed mice with the ground up leaves and the mice began to form antibodies.
The best part is this development will also be safe for the rest of the "good" bacteria on your face, limiting the risks of the treatment.
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The Cure to Acne is in Radishes According to the University of California
Published: Sep 26, 2011 • References: newscientist