News - 5 Feb 2009
A RIKEN-led team of molecular biologists has determined the specific bonding leading to the formation of a protein complex involved in distributing pigment throughout the skin. Disruption of this...
Article - 25 Feb 2017
This article investigates how nanoparticle pigment orientation can affect surface shine and shimmer.
Article - 13 Jan 2004
Researchers at Purdue University have created scaffold-like patterns on the surface of a pig's retina, making templates out of molecular compounds called peptides that could promote the growth of...
News - 14 Aug 2014
He looks almost Byzantine or Greek, gazing doe-eyed over the viewer’s left shoulder, his mouth forming a slight pout, like a star-struck lover or perhaps a fan of the races witnessing his...
News - 22 Jan 2008
Nowhere in nature is there so much beautiful colour as on the wings of butterflies. Scientists, however, are still baffled about exactly how these colours are created. Marco Giraldo has...
News - 8 Feb 2013
The Art Institute of Chicago teamed up with Argonne National Laboratory to unravel a decades-long debate among art scholars about what kind of paint Picasso used to create his masterpieces.
News - 20 Aug 2018
A majority of objects universally are colored by pigments, but using pigments has drawbacks: industrial pigments are mostly toxic, colors can fade, and certain color effects are difficult to achieve....
News - 15 Mar 2011
Proteins are natural biomolecules applicable in research on life science, biotechnology and medicine. The team led by Professor Arne Skerra from the TUM department of bio-chemistry has extended the...
Article - 12 Sep 2017
Tattoos are becoming a more visible part of everyday life, but how much is known about the effect a tattoo might have on the body?
News - 22 Oct 2015
The colour of Vincent van Gogh's famous Sunflowers is changing over time, because of the mixture of pigments used by the Dutch master in his painting. Evidence for the process now comes from a...