The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry reports on an exciting breakthrough in dandruff treatment.
You know that the main cause of dandruff is a fungus called Malassezia globosa, right? (Actually it causes scalp irritation which leads to flaky scalp.) Typical dandruff shampoo fight the fungus and also try to break up big flakes into smaller, less noticeable pieces. Now researchers have an enzyme that is essential to the fungus and have found that a specific type of antibacterial agent, sulfonamide, is more effective than ketoconazole, (a common anti-fungal medicine.) Hopefully a one-two punch of antibiotics and anti-fungals could really knock out dandruff. I can’t wait until Head & Shoulders gets this new technology!
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