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'Biologically relevant' levels of a fertility hormone are detected in human hair samples
The prospect of a non-invasive test of ovarian reserve is a little closer following results from a study showing that measurement of a fertility hormone can be accurately taken from a sample of human hair. (2020-07-05)
A simpler way to make sensory hearing cells
Scientists from the USC Stem Cell laboratories of Neil Segil and Justin Ichida are whispering the secrets of a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. (2020-07-01)
Children of academics exhibit more stress
If the parents have a degree, their children also believe that they have to get one. (2020-06-25)
Prenatal stress associated with infant gut microbes
Mother's chronic prenatal psychological distress and elevated hair cortisol concentrations are associated with gut microbiota composition of the infant, according to a new publication from the FinnBrain research project of the University of Turku, Finland. (2020-06-23)
Artificial intelligence makes blurry faces look more than 60 times sharper
Researchers have developed an AI tool that can turn blurry faces into eerily convincing computer-generated portraits, in finer detail than ever before. (2020-06-12)
Creating hairy human skin: Not as easy as you think
For the first time, growing human skin cell capable of growing hair embedded with fat and nerve cells is a reality. (2020-06-05)
IU researchers grow hairy skin from human stem cells
Building on years of groundbreaking discoveries in stem cell research, scientists from Indiana University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have determined how to grow hairy skin using human stem cells--developing one of the most complex skin models in the world. (2020-06-04)
A promise to restore hearing
For the first time, researchers have used base editing to restore partial hearing to mice with a recessive mutation in the gene TMC1 that causes complete deafness, the first successful example of genome editing to fix a recessive disease-causing mutation. (2020-06-03)
Hairy, lab-grown human skin cell model could advance hair loss research
A new, hair-sprouting dollop of human skin created in the lab might one day help prevent hair loss. (2020-06-03)
Study charts developmental map of inner ear sound sensor in mice
A team of researchers has generated a developmental map of a key sound-sensing structure in the mouse inner ear. (2020-05-29)
Gold mining with mercury poses health threats for miles downstream
Small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon poses a health hazard not only to the miners and communities near where mercury is used to extract gold from ore, but also to downstream communities hundreds of kilometers away where people eat mercury-contaminated river fish as part of their diet. (2020-05-28)
Essential key to hearing sensitivity discovered
New research is shedding light on the biological architecture that lets us hear -- and on a genetic disorder that causes both deafness and blindness. (2020-05-26)
The genome of jojoba: The only plant to store wax in its seeds
Interest on Jojoba crop was, and still is, jojoba oil, which is not a glyceride fat, but a liquid wax with unique chemical configuration and features. (2020-05-20)
Clinical trial shows ability of stem cell-based topical solution to regrow hair
The results of a clinical trial released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine demonstrate how a topical solution made up of stem cells leads to the regrowth of hair for people with a common type of baldness. (2020-05-18)
Brief intervention could keep lower-risk drug use from becoming riskier: BU study
A new pilot randomized trial by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) finds that a brief intervention for people with lower-risk drug use may help prevent increased and riskier use, as well as other health issues. (2020-05-11)
Timing of maturity, feelings about ethnicity and race can positively affect black males' self-concept, well-being
Black males start puberty at younger ages than males of other racial or ethnic groups, and early puberty has been linked to risks for negative outcomes, yet we know little about how black males navigate the changes in their bodies or understand their social identities. (2020-05-05)
Gentler, safer hair dye based on synthetic melanin
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new hair dye process that is much milder than traditional hair dyes by using synthetic melanin to mimic natural human hair pigmentation. (2020-04-30)
A milder hair dye based on synthetic melanin
With the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shuttering hair salons, many clients are appreciating, and missing, the ability of hair dye to cover up grays or touch up roots. (2020-04-29)
Hair surface engineering to be advanced by nano vehicles
'Hair surface engineering: modification of fibrous materials of biological origin using functional ceramic nano containers', a project headed by Rawil Fakhrullin, is supported by the Russian Science Foundation. (2020-04-10)
Plant root hairs key to reducing soil erosion
The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study has found. (2020-04-03)
Three non-invasive methods used to predict who has NASH agree only about 20% of the time
Researchers and clinicians have been trying to find a way to diagnose nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) without taking a liver tissue biopsy, but according to new research, formulas that aim to predict NASH based on risk factors do not agree with each other and their accuracy varies. (2020-03-31)
Hair in 'stress': Analyze with care
Similar to humans, wild animals' reaction to disturbance is accompanied by releasing hormones, such as cortisol. (2020-03-12)
The naming of the shrew
Researchers at Louisiana State University have discovered a new species of shrew, which they have named the hairy-tailed shrew, or Crocidura caudipilosa. (2020-03-11)
A molecular atlas of skin cells
Our skin protects us from physical injury, radiation and microbes, and at the same time produces hair and facilitates perspiration. (2020-02-27)
Baldness gene discovery reveals origin of hairy alpine plants
Scientists have solved a puzzle that has long baffled botanists -- why some plants on high mountainsides are hairy while their low-lying cousins are bald. (2020-02-27)
Watching magnetic nano 'tornadoes' in 3D
Scientists have developed a three-dimensional imaging technique to observe complex behaviours in magnets, including fast-moving waves and 'tornadoes' thousands of times thinner than a human hair. (2020-02-24)
Ketamine use is underreported -- likely due to unknown exposure -- among EDM partygoers
Nearly 37% of electronic dance music (EDM) party attendees test positive for ketamine use when samples of their hair are tested -- despite only 14.6% disclosing that they have used the drug in the past year. (2020-01-30)
Women with PCOS experience poor health and quality of life beyond reproductive years
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) experience poor health and quality of life into their late forties, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. (2020-01-23)
Solving a biological puzzle: How stress causes gray hair
Harvard scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. (2020-01-22)
Scientific evidence found for role of stress in hair whitening
Partnering with scientists at Harvard, a group of Brazilians affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID), supported by FAPESP, described the mechanisms that cause hair color loss in extreme situations. (2020-01-22)
Newly discovered genetic element adjusts coat color in dogs
Why are Irish Setters so red while other breeds can come in different hues? (2020-01-14)
Hummingbirds' rainbow colors come from pancake-shaped structures in their feathers
Hummingbirds are some of the most brightly-colored things in the entire world. (2020-01-10)
Study: Hearing develops in tandem with form and function
New research reveals a key insight into the development of hair bundles, the intricately complex assemblies in the inner ear responsible for hearing. (2020-01-02)
Fish consumption and mercury exposure in pregnant women in coastal Florida
A study of pregnant women in coastal Florida found that hair mercury concentration was associated with consumption of locally caught seafood and all seafood, a higher level of education, and first pregnancy. (2019-12-16)
Scales offer insight into chronic stress of fish, University of Guelph research finds
Aquatic researchers have long sought an easy way to determine when wild fish are under stress. (2019-12-11)
Study of elephant, capybara, human hair finds that thicker hair isn't always stronger
Despite being four times thicker than human hair, elephant hair is only half as strong -- that's just one finding from researchers studying the hair strength of many different mammals. (2019-12-11)
Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don't use these products. (2019-12-04)
Reprogramming inner ear to regrow hair cells promising target for hearing loss treatments
Mass. Eye and Ear scientists report the identification of a new pathway linked to cell division in the ear. (2019-12-04)
Animal study finds link between MAP2 mutation and hereditary hair diseases
The genetic mechanism of hereditary human hair diseases, such as alopecia and thinning hair, has drawn much attention in human genetics research, yet many questions around this mechanism persist. (2019-11-21)
Nearly extreme black holes which attempt to regrow hair become bald again
Black holes 'have no hair': no attributes that can be used to tell them apart. (2019-11-15)
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