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Dove Hair announces winner of ‘Make Friends with Your Hair’ television ad

BY Antoinette Alexander

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Dove Hair has announced the real woman star of its new “Make Friends with Your Hair” television ad campaign.

The winner is Brittany Delaware, 23, of Teleford, Pa. Delaware joined women across the country and created a video of her own hair struggles for the campaign. America voted and Delaware was selected to receive a VIP trip to New York, a hair transformation from Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend and a starring role in the new Dove Hair TV ad.

 

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L’Oréal-UNESCO name Princeton professor as 2012 North American Laureate

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership has announced the five women scientists from around the world who will receive the 2012 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards in Life Sciences.

An international network of nearly 1,000 scientists nominates the candidates for each year’s awards. An independent, international jury then selects the five laureates. 
Faced with such global issues as diminishing resources, increasing and aging populations, and the consequent medical and social challenges, L’Oréal and UNESCO are convinced that these female researchers will have a major impact on society.

 

NORTH AMERICAN LAUREATE


The 2012 laureate for North America is professor Bonnie Bassler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute principal investigator, Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Bassler is a world-renowned expert on how bacteria “talk” to each other using a chemical language in order to coordinate their behavior as a group. Bassler was selected for her work in understanding chemical communication between bacteria and opening up new doors for treating infections.   


“By understanding the process of how bacteria communicate with one another, enabling them to function as a unit, we are gaining new insight into the study of the spread of infectious disease,” Bassler stated. “My hope is that by developing antibacterial therapies to interfere with the communication process, we will be better able to combat bacterial infections.”


Bassler earned a PhD in biochemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1990, and performed postdoctoral work in microbial genetics at the Agouran Institute in La Jolla, Calif. She joined the Princeton University faculty in 1994, and became a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator in 2005. A year later she was elected to the National Academy of Sciences and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007. Bassler is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the MacArthur Foundation and the American Society for Microbiology.


Along with Bassler, the other laureates recognized for their scientific achievements are: 


AFRICA and ARAB STATES


Professor Jill Farrant
 — Research chair, plant molecular physiology, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa. For discovering how plants survive under dry conditions.

ASIA / PACIFIC


Professor Ingrid Scheffer
 — Chair of paediatric neurology research, University of Melbourne, Australia. For identifying genes involved in some forms of epilepsy.


EUROPE


Professor Frances Ashcroft
 — Royal Society research professor, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford University, United Kingdom. For advancing the understanding of insulin secretion and of neonatal diabetes.


LATIN AMERICA


Professor Susana Lopez
 — Developmental genetics and molecular physiology, Department of the Institute of Biotechnology, National University of Mexico, Cuernavaca, Mexico. For identifying how rotaviruses cause the death of 600,000 children each year.


The awards ceremony will take place on March 22, 2012, at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Each laureate receives $100,000 in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of science.

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Maybelline NY expands Dream franchise with three new products

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Maybelline New York is expanding its successful Dream portfolio with the January launch of the new Dream Nude Airfoam foundation, Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer and Dream Bouncy blush.

With the new Dream Nude Airfoam, Maybelline New York has taken the weightless wonder of foam to create a lightweight foundation that promises to deliver a nude-perfect finish. It features exclusive, ultra-fine aerated pigments to cover and perfect without feeling heavy and weighing skin down. It has SPF 16 to protect against sun damage and is available in 12 shades. It is priced at $10.99 each.

The new Dream Lumi Touch highlighting concealer is the brand’s first product to combine the camouflaging benefits of a concealer with the luminosity of a brightener. The gel-based formula diffuses light to illuminate shadows as it covers imperfections. It is available in six shades and has a suggested retail price of $7.99 each.

The new Dreamy Bouncy blush, which is an ideal complement to Dream Nude Airfoam foundation, feels light like a powder blush, yet melts into the skin like a cream blush. The result is an always-fresh flush. It is oil-free and comes in 10 shades. It has a suggested retail price of $7.99 each.

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