2010: A Breakthrough Year for Nu Skin Science

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2010: A Breakthrough Year for Nu Skin Science



Nu Skin scientists and scientific partners just concluded a breakthrough year, building the body of knowledge in anti-aging research at an accelerated rate with more than 20 presentations at 11 prestigious conferences and symposia around the world. Nu Skin and its research and development partners, that include LifeGen Technologies and various university collaborators, continue to be invited to present research on the genetic basis of aging and identification of nutritional interventions that target an aging appearance and promote healthy life spans.


“With decades of foundational science to guide us, we are taking our anti-aging research to the next level with new discoveries that target the sources of aging and the development of promising new strategies for promoting youthfulness,” said Joe Chang, Ph.D., Nu Skin chief scientific officer and executive vice president of product development. “In particular, we are pleased that our research and scientific collaboration with LifeGen Technologies is receiving such a favorable response from the scientific community and is assisting us in building the body of knowledge in this important area of anti-aging research.”


“Aging is a multi-gene process. Our ageLOC approach allows us to first identify groups of genes and multiple genetic pathways that play a role in the complex process of aging, and second, determine how to positively affect the expression of those genes to a more youthful state,” continued Chang.


Highlights of Nu Skin’s 2010 scientific presentations included new findings on identifying and targeting groups of genes that influence an aging appearance and a person’s overall vitality.


2010 Presentation and Scientific Symposia Highlights:



Youth Gene Clusters affect the appearance of aging skin:

The Nu Skin research and development team lead by Helen Knaggs, Ph.D., vice president of global R&D for Nu Skin personal care products, presented several posters at the Society of Investigative Dermatologists (SID) conference and the world congress of the International Federation of the Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC). Presented research highlighted the ability of ingredients in Nu Skin’s innovative anti-aging products to affect the expression of genes that influence skin structure, hydration, pigmentation and skin cell turnover. In addition, Nu Skin senior scientist Remona Gopaul was recognized by the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) as a Young Scientist of the Year.



prolla and weindruch

Identifying Youth Gene Clusters as biomarkers of internal aging:

Mark Bartlett, Ph.D., vice president of global research and development for Pharmanex nutrition products at Nu Skin, led his team to present several key findings at internationally recognized conferences. Many of the studies and presentations were collaborative efforts with Nu Skin’s scientific partner LifeGen Technologies, co-founded by Richard Weindruch, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin professor of geriatrics and gerontology, and Tomas Prolla, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin professor in the departments of genetics and medical genetics.


Proprietary technology and methodology for identifying genetic supermarkers of aging and Youth Gene Clusters have led to the identification of natural ingredients and proprietary formulations that influence mitochondrial function and oppose the aging processes.


Specific abstracts can be reviewed at http://www.ageloc.com/ageloc/en-US/ageloc_science/ageloc_science_compendium.html