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Mouse model gives insight to human hair loss
A progressive skin disease causing hair loss in adult humans was identified in laboratory mice, providing a genetic tool to study the disease known as alopecia areata (AA). (2004-11-10)
The cancer patient's journey: An uphill climb
Europe's leading cancer charity and the first cancer survivor ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest have teamed up to help others get the best help possible in the fight against cancer. (2004-10-21)
Long-sought key to hearing may be found in protein discovery
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and their colleagues report in the October 13 Nature advanced on-line edition that they have identified a protein deep in the inner ear that they believe translates sound into the nerve impulses used by the brain. (2004-10-13)
Melanin makes skin vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays
Blondes and redheads not only are more susceptible to skin cancer, but the source of their skin and hair pigmentation, melanin, actually magnifies the damaging effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. (2004-10-13)
U. Va. researchers unravel a central mystery of how hearing happens
Scientists at the University of Virginia Health System have helped solve the mystery of how the human ear converts sound vibrations and balance stimuli into electrical impulses the brain can interpret. (2004-10-13)
Channel protein converts vibrations to electrical signal
Researchers have identified a molecule that can transform the mechanical stimulus of a sound wave into an electrical signal recognizable by the brain. (2004-10-13)
Denver physician patents minimally invasive technology for hair transplantation surgery
James A. Harris, M.D., of the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado has invented and patented a new minimally invasive technology which will revolutionize the field of hair transplantation surgery. (2004-10-06)
Innovative young Yale engineers selected for NAE's 2004 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium
Two Yale engineers are among 86 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 10th annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium. (2004-09-29)
Single isolated mouse skin cell can generate into variety of epidermal tissues
Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at The Rockefeller University have isolated stem cells from the skin of a mouse, and showed, for the first time, that an individual stem cell can renew itself in the laboratory and then be used in grafts to produce skin, hair and oil glands. (2004-09-03)
Skin stem cells give hairless mice hair
Stem cells that researchers have isolated from the skin of mice have the power to self-renew when cultured in the laboratory, as well as to differentiate into skin and functioning hair follicles when grafted onto mice. (2004-09-02)
Genuine stem cells found in skin might treat hair loss, wounds
Master cells nestled within hair follicles of the skin retain the ability to form new hairs as well as skin. (2004-09-02)
Listen up! Mice may hold key to restoring human hearing loss
Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) principal investigators Jeffrey Corwin and Stefan Heller are working this summer to make large numbers of mouse stem cells (2004-08-24)
Carbon nanotubes eliminate manufacturing woe
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered that the addition of carbon nanotubes to a common commercial polymer, polypropylene, leads to dramatic changes in how the molten polymer flows. (2004-08-13)
Drug prevents chemotherapy-induced hearing loss, study finds
A drug used to treat people with Tylenol poisoning prevents hearing loss caused by a common chemotherapy drug, an Oregon Health & Science University study reports. (2004-07-20)
Tiny beads offer big hope to liver cancer patients
Northwestern Memorial Hospital is the first in Illinois, and one of about 15 hospitals across the country, to offer a new radiation treatment for inoperable liver tumors. (2004-06-15)
Reduced mitochondrial function important mechanism in aging
Scientists at the Karolinska Institute have found that changes in the (2004-05-27)
Laser technique used to build micro-polymeric structure on a human hair, without harming it
A scientific team led by Boston College Chemistry Professor John Fourkas has demonstrated the fabrication of microscopic polymeric structures on top of a human hair. (2004-05-03)
Women remember appearances better than men, study finds
Women are better than men at remembering the appearance of others, a new study shows. (2004-04-26)
Scripps Research scientists find deafness gene's function
A group of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, at the University of California in San Diego, and at the Oregon Hearing Research Center and Vollum Institute at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered a key molecule that is part of the machinery that mediates the sense of hearing. (2004-03-28)
Stem cells offer promise for hair growth
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have isolated stem cells responsible for hair follicle growth. (2004-03-15)
Tiny molecular motors shed light on cell function, say Stanford researchers
James Spudich, PhD, biochemistry professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Stanford physics graduate student David M. (2004-03-04)
USC researchers produce a hairier mouse
A transgenic mouse designed to grow more hair than other mice has provided researchers with some surprising results-and insight into the development and regulation of growth in epithelial organs that extend beyond skin and hair. (2004-02-23)
Hair dye use increases risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Yale researchers have found that lifetime users of hair coloring products have an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymphatic system, part of the body's immune system. (2004-02-16)
Sociological study examines the importance of hair
Hair matters -- ASU Sociologist Weitz has published a major sociological examination of the cultural importance of hair entitled, Rapunzel's Daughters: What Women's Hair Tells Us about Women's Lives (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). (2004-02-05)
Stirring research provides recipe for nanotube success
In a set of experiments reported in the Jan. 30 Physical Review Letters, NIST reseachers provide insights into how to manufacture polymers that contain nanotubes more efficiently. (2004-01-30)
New standard on the menu, certified slurried spinach
Popeye was right: spinach is good for you. NIST has now certified exactly what's in it. (2004-01-16)
Pioneering implants for deaf people
Two deaf women in the US have become the first people to undergo the risky procedure of having implants in their brainstems. (2004-01-07)
UB, military collaborate on design, testing of first drug to prevent noise-induced hearing loss
Six hundred Marines at Camp Pendleton in California will undergo two weeks of war games in the coming months armed with a new weapon: a drug designed to protect their hearing from the destructive decibels of battle, thanks to researchers at the University at Buffalo's Center for Hearing and Deafness. (2003-12-17)
New method of identifying and isolating stem cells developed
Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at The Rockefeller University have discovered a new method to track and isolate elusive stem cells. (2003-12-11)
'Genetic switch' proves two mechanisms exist by which immune system cells differentiate
Thanks to what a researcher at the University of Georgia calls a (2003-10-05)
MIT's HexFlex manipulates the nanoscopic
Assembling a machine sounds straightforward, but what if the components of that machine are nanoscopic? (2003-09-30)
Findings offer further understanding about growth and development in young male gymnasts
Gymnastics training in young males does not appear to have significant effects on their resting testosterone, sexual maturation, if body composition is within normal range. (2003-09-23)
Tip percentage declines with larger bills
In the world of gratuities, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. (2003-09-16)
Sensory cells for hearing and balance are fast-developing, UVA researchers find
The functional development of hair cells in the inner ear that mediate hearing and balance takes place over a period of just one day in mouse embryos, according to a study by a research team at the University of Virginia Health System. (2003-09-14)
Smallest whirlpools can pack stunningly strong force
Researchers studying physical and chemical processes at the smallest scales, smaller even than the width of a human hair, have found that fluid circulating in a microscopic whirlpool can reach radial acceleration more than a million times greater than gravity, or 1 million Gs. (2003-09-03)
Splitting hairs: GATA-3 function in hair follicle development
A group of scientists led by Dr. Elaine Fuchs at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Rockefeller University have uncovered an unexpected new role for the well-known transcription factor, GATA-3, in hair follicle development. (2003-08-21)
Development of hair depends on development of the hair channel
There's more to a building than the materials that comprise it; equally important is the foundation that underlies and supports the main structure. (2003-08-14)
The science of summer haircuts
As school-age children begin their summer vacation, many parents urge them to get extra-short haircuts for the hot months ahead. (2003-07-02)
Computer simulations mimic growth of 'dizzy dendrites'
Many of the useful properties associated with metal alloys or polymer blends -- like strength, flexibility and clarity -- stem from a material's specific crystal microstructure. (2003-06-24)
Toxic metal clue to autism
Researchers have found to their surprise that baby hair of children later diagnosed with autism contained far lower levels of mercury than other children. (2003-06-18)
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