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Substance in hair may be a marker for alcohol consumption
A new Drug Testing & Analysis study reveals that measuring levels of ethyl sulfate (EtS), a metabolite of ethanol, in the hair can be used to assess alcohol consumption. (2018-06-20)
Hair analysis is a flawed forensic technique
Since 1989, 74 people who were convicted of serious crimes, in large part due to microscopic hair comparisons, were later exonerated by post-conviction DNA analysis. (2016-04-21)
Study explores the seasonality of hair loss
A new British Journal of Dermatology study explores the relationship between seasonality and hair loss at a population level using Google Trends data. (2017-10-24)
Hair thinning by stem cell loss
Why people lose their locks in old age may be related to the aging of hair follicle stem cells, two new studies suggest. (2016-02-04)
Styling practices can lead to serious hair and scalp diseases for African-Americans
Styling practices can lead to serious hair and scalp diseases for some African Americans, says Henry Ford Hospital dermatologist Diane Jackson-Richards, M.D. (2012-03-19)
BMP signaling, skin stem cells and hair formation
The Feb. 15 cover story of G&D reports on the recent discovery by Dr. (2008-02-14)
More attention should be given to African American hair care needs
Hair straightening, long-term braids and frequent washing may be damaging to African American hair, and dermatologists need to be more aware and understand these differences according to a researcher at Penn State's College of Medicine. (2000-03-11)
Allergy to hair dye increasing
Allergic reactions to hair dye are increasing as more and younger people dye their hair, warn researchers in this week's BMJ. (2007-02-05)
A chemical investigation of employees -- How to distinguish a blue collar from a white one
A group of Russian and Kazakh scientists headed by prof Skalnyj from RUDN University (Moscow, Russia) analyzed the level of toxic and essential trace elements in hair of petrochemical workers involved in different technological processes. (2017-02-20)
Researchers regenerate sound-sensing cells in the ears of mice with hearing damage
For years, scientists have thought that sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear are not replaced once they're lost, but new research reveals that supporting cells in the ear can turn into hair cells in newborn mice. (2014-02-20)
Beauty may be much more than skin deep
Scientists at L'Oreal, in hot pursuit of the hidden elements of beauty, seem well on their way to disputing the old adage, (2010-03-03)
Yale scientists find stem cells that tell hair it's time to grow
Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness. (2011-09-01)
New NIST standards say 'hairs' to better drug testing
Traditional methods of screening job applicants, athletes and others for illicit drug use are increasingly being supplanted or complemented by hair analysis, which offers several testing advantages. (2003-03-13)
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)
Caught by a hair
Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal following promising research by Queen's professor Diane Beauchemin. (2014-05-29)
Prior exposure to smoking may affect infants' respiratory health
In a Pediatric Pulmonology study of children aged 15 months, increasing hair nicotine levels were related to prior parent-reported smoking exposure and were associated with potential increased risks of wheeze and asthma. (2017-12-06)
Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair loss treatment
Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss -- arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy. (2019-09-12)
Regeneration of sound sensing cells recovers hearing in mice with noise-induced deafness
Extremely loud noise can cause irreversible hearing loss by damaging sound sensing cells in the inner ear that are not replaced. (2013-01-09)
Hair relaxers do not increase risk
According to researchers at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center, hair relaxers are not associated with increased risk of breast cancer in black women. (2007-05-17)
Hair color of unknown offenders is no longer a secret
The hair color of an unknown perpetrator who has committed a crime will soon no longer be a secret for forensic investigators. (2011-01-03)
Hair care issues contribute to exercise barriers for African-American women
Hair care and maintenance issues are primary factors that deter African-American women from exercising, a major health concern for a group that has the highest rates of overweight or obesity in the country. (2012-12-17)
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)
Practical hair regeneration technology
Researchers have developed a method for the mass preparation of cellular aggregates, also known as 'hair follicle germs (HFGs)', that may lead to a new treatment for hair loss. (2018-02-01)
UVa researchers restore genes in human inner ear cells
Researchers at the University of Virginia Health System have discovered a way to transfer genes, which they hope will restore hearing, into diseased tissue of the human inner ear. (2007-06-14)
Hirsute-s you, Sir!
Scientists looking at mice may have discovered why certain people are hairier than others in what could provide clues as to the reason some men go bald prematurely. (2006-08-28)
Skin hair skims heat off elephants
Hair on skin surface may serve to dissipate body heat rather than keep elephants warm. (2012-10-10)
Image gallery: Study of inner ear development hints at way to restore hearing and balance
These genes, or others in the same pathway, could be promising targets for efforts to treat hearing loss or balance problems by regenerating hair cells, the researchers suggest. (2015-10-26)
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)
Making hair realistic in computer animation
Cornell researchers have developed a new and much quicker method for rendering hair in computer graphics that promises to make blond (and other light-colored) hair more realistic. (2006-07-20)
Bioluminescence imaging lights up stem cell therapy for hair growth
Finding a way to restore hair growth after substantial hair loss is something of an obsession worldwide. (2012-06-11)
Hair dyeing poised for first major transformation in 150 years
Technological progress may be fast-paced in many fields, but one mundane area has been almost left in the doldrums for the last 150 years: The basic technology for permanently coloring hair. (2011-03-02)
Grey hair linked with increased heart disease risk in men
Grey hair has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease in men, in research presented today at EuroPrevent 2017. (2017-04-08)
Hair today, gone tomorrow: Tracking hair loss and growth
CSIRO has developed maths-based imaging technology to measure hair on different parts of the human body. (2008-10-31)
Study examines normal hair loss in men without evidence of baldness
Performing a standardized 60-second hair count appears to be a reliable method for the assessment of hair shedding, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-06-16)
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)
Study expected to boost research for hearing and balance therapies
Despite the compelling need for new treatments, hearing and balance research and development efforts have been hindered by the relative scarcity of inner ear hair cells. (2007-09-25)
Hair-raising stem cells identified
A research team led by Yann Barrandon at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) and the Lausanne University Hospital has discovered that the hair follicle contains true multipotent stem cells, capable of developing into the many different cell types needed for hair growth and follicle replacement. (2005-10-05)
Gene newly identified by Columbia researchers may improve hair removal
Researchers at Columbia University have identified a new gene that encodes an adhesion protein crucial for hair growth. (2003-05-06)
New Hair in 15 Days
Scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School have discovered that the transient activation of a protein called ß-catenin can induce new hair growth. (2003-05-14)
Men perceived as younger, more attractive after hair transplant for baldness
Does how much hair a man has matter in how he is perceived? (2016-08-25)
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