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Merino Sheep Provide Clue to Curly Hair
Catherine Offord | Mar 23, 2018
The cells on one side of each wool fiber are longer than the cells on the other, researchers find.
Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair
Tanya Lewis | Jun 27, 2016
Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.
Scalp Microbiome Linked to Dandruff Severity
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.
Getting to the Root
Catherine Offord | Mar 2, 2016
A study reveals the genes underpinning hair’s characteristics, from its color to its tendency to grow on the face.
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Herding Hemingway's Cats, Hair: A Human History, Restless Creatures,
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Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2016
Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.
Microbes Could Help Solve Sex Crimes
Kerry Grens | Dec 17, 2014
Microbial species found in pubic hair samples could help track down criminals.
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Dec 11, 2014
Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.
Growth Factor Regulates Hair Color
Tracy Vence | Jun 2, 2014
Researchers pinpoint a gene enhancer that contributes to blond locks in humans.
A Hair-Raising Solution?
Dan Cossins | Sep 1, 2013
In the long-fought battle against baldness, researchers are finally identifying molecular pathways that can be manipulated to generate new hair follicles.