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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 29, 2019

It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in…
Scientists made one step closer to understanding, how redheads inherit their red hair

January 4, 2019

Redheads are quite rare. Chances are, you would like to disagree, but think on a more global scale…
Researchers Discover Why Some Parts of the Body Have Hair and Others Don’t

November 30, 2018

Why do humans have hair on our arms and legs but not on the palms of our hands…
The ancient armor of fish – scales – provide clues to hair, feather development

July 18, 2018

When sea creatures first began crawling and slithering onto land about 385 million years ago, they carried with…
Combing the human genome for the roots of hair colour

April 18, 2018

Researchers from The University of Western Australia are part of an international team of 45 scientists from seven…
Graphene finds new application as non-toxic, anti-static hair dye

March 20, 2018

It’s an issue that has plagued the beauty industry for more than a century: Dying hair too often…
NIH study uncovers specialized mouse neurons that play a unique role in pain

August 17, 2017

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have identified a class of sensory neurons (nerve cells that electrically…
Scientists identify a new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

August 14, 2017

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make…
Study sheds light on regulation of hair growth across the entire body

July 12, 2017

To paraphrase the classic poem, no hair is an island entire of itself. Instead, University of California, Irvine…
New Hair Growth Mechanism Discovered

May 29, 2017

In experiments in mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that regulatory T cells (Tregs; pronounced “tee-regs”), a…
Uncombable hair gene discovered

November 20, 2016

Team under the leadership of the University of Bonn finds mutations in 3 genes that lead to uncombable…
Hope for patients with hair loss: Arthritis drug spurs regrowt

September 23, 2016

Researchers at Yale and Stanford have provided the most conclusive evidence to date that a rheumatoid arthritis drug…
Splitting hairs to advance forensic science

September 21, 2016

With initial help from his work at a Utah university (link is external), an Australian-born biochemist is partnering…
Team develops forensic method to identify people using human hair proteins

September 9, 2016

In an important breakthrough for the forensic science community, researchers have developed the first-ever biological identification method that…
Need hair? Press “print”

June 18, 2016

These days, it may seem as if 3-D printers can spit out just about anything, from a full-sized…
Stress about low income leaves traces in the hair

May 5, 2016

Today‘s world puts us through a constant stress. We get stressed about deadlines in our studies, difficulties at…
How stem cells get activated to produce new hair—and what happens when their regenerative powers wear out

March 3, 2016

Adult stem cells provide the body with a reservoir from which damaged or used up tissues can be…
Doctors help bald teen grow hair using novel cream

December 14, 2015

A young woman who had no scalp or eyebrow hair for years now enjoys a full mane after…
New Study Reveals What’s Behind a Tarantula’s Blue Hue

December 2, 2015

Scientists recently discovered that tiny, multilayer nanostructures inside a tarantula’s hair are responsible for its vibrant color. The…
Blocking enzymes in hair follicles promotes hair growth

October 26, 2015

Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth,…
Researchers identify drug candidate for skin, hair regeneration in scarred burn and trauma victims

August 7, 2015

Experiments conducted with mice and human skin cells have implications for treating people Johns Hopkins researchers have identified…
Saharan silver ants use hair to survive Earth’s hottest temperatures

June 19, 2015

The Saharan silver ant forages for food in one of the hottest terrestrial environments on Earth. Covered in…
Splitting Hair Cells

May 10, 2015

Tiny hair cells in the inner ear play an outsized role. For balance, five separate patches of hair…
Researchers pluck hair to grow hair

April 12, 2015

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC…
Are scientists nearing a cure for baldness?

April 10, 2015

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC…
Why going platinum blonde can damage your hair… and how to fix it

February 3, 2015

If you’re looking for a new ‘do, you might be considering bleaching your flowing locks. But adding hydrogen…
Using stem cells to grow new hair

January 27, 2015

Researchers develop method to induce human hair growth using pluripotent stem cells In a new study from Sanford-Burnham…
Honeybee hive sealant promotes hair growth in mice

December 18, 2014

Hair loss can be devastating for the millions of men and women who experience it. Now scientists are…
PhD researcher to explore the science behind scalp cooling

October 29, 2014

Leading manufacturer of scalp cooling equipment Paxman Coolers is to fund research into the science behind hair loss…
One signal means different things to stem cells versus their progeny

October 14, 2014

Two listeners might hear the same message, but understand it differently and take different actions in response. Something…
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