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Merino Sheep Provide Clue to Curly Hair

By Catherine Offord | March 23, 2018

The cells on one side of each wool fiber are longer than the cells on the other, researchers find. 

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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By Tanya Lewis | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Scalp Microbiome Linked to Dandruff Severity

By Catherine Offord | May 12, 2016

Researchers identify differences in the composition of microbial species living on the scalps of people with different levels of dandruff.

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Getting to the Root

By Catherine Offord | March 2, 2016

A study reveals the genes underpinning hair’s characteristics, from its color to its tendency to grow on the face.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2016

Herding Hemingway's Cats, Hair: A Human History, Restless Creatures, and The Mind Club

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Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2016

Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.

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Microbes Could Help Solve Sex Crimes

By Kerry Grens | December 17, 2014

Microbial species found in pubic hair samples could help track down criminals.

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Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?

By Jef Akst | December 11, 2014

Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.

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Growth Factor Regulates Hair Color

By Tracy Vence | June 2, 2014

Researchers pinpoint a gene enhancer that contributes to blond locks in humans.

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A Hair-Raising Solution?

By Dan Cossins | September 1, 2013

In the long-fought battle against baldness, researchers are finally identifying molecular pathways that can be manipulated to generate new hair follicles.

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