Nov 6 2018 Hypotrichosis simplex leads to progressive hair loss already in childhood. A team of researchers led by human geneticists at the University Hospital of Bonn has now deciphered a new gene that is responsible for this rare form of hair loss. Changes in the LSS gene lead to impairment of an important enzyme […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have taken an important step toward what may become a new approach to restore the hearing loss. In a new study, out today in the European Journal of Neuroscience, scientists have been able to regrow the sensory hair cells found in the cochlea – a part of the inner ear – that converts sound […]Continue Reading ...
Although some people embrace the saying “bald is beautiful,” for others, alopecia, or excessive hair loss, can cause stress and anxiety. Some studies have shown that stimulating the skin with lasers can help regrow hair, but the equipment is often large, consumes lots of energy and is difficult to use in daily life. Now, researchers […]Continue Reading ...
August 18, 2018 Loyola Medicine is offering cancer patients a treatment that reduces the risk of hair loss by cooling the scalp. During chemotherapy sessions, the patient wears a silicone cooling cap. The cap contains a circulating coolant that reduces the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees. Breast cancer patient Jennifer Blattner, of […]Continue Reading ...
July 26, 2018 It is an often case that one’s health and life depend on as quick a disease is found. That is why today the ways of quick and effective revealing of a disease is one of the most important directions in medicine. At present one of the unique SUSU projects in this field […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at UAB and NIH report that loss of hair pigmentation, or gray hair, is associated with innate immune activation in mouse. Credit: Darryl Leja, NHGRI; Melissa Harris, UAB A new study on mice offers insights into why some people’s hair may turn gray in response to a serious illness or chronic stress. Publishing May […]Continue Reading ...
Depiction of the inner ear, with a stylized glimpse inside at the vibrating lattice of ‘Y-shaped’ cellular architecture found within the organ of Corti. Credit: Hamid Motallebzadeh, Garyfallia Pagonis, Peter Gottlieb, Haobing Wang, and Sunil Puria of Mass. Eye and Ear The loss of tiny cells in the inner ear, known as “hair cells,” is […]Continue Reading ...
A chemical that mimics sandalwood has been found to have the ability to stimulate hair growth among humans finds a new study. This brings hope for people losing hair worldwide. Researchers from Monasterium Laboratory, Münster, have expressed hope that this new chemical could treat hair loss effectively and are trying the drug for its effectiveness […]Continue Reading ...
Age-related hearing loss is among the top three chronic conditions affecting adults 65 years or older, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Current Creighton University research may hold the key to unlocking a cause and finding a treatment for age-related hearing loss. Creighton University Professor David Zhi-Zhou He, MD, PhD recently received a […]Continue Reading ...
July 30, 2018 In a series of experiments with mice, Johns Hopkins investigators have used an experimental compound to successfully reverse hair loss, hair whitening and skin inflammation linked by previous studies to human diets heavy in fat and cholesterol. The investigators say the compound halts the production of certain fats called glycosphingolipids, or GSLs, […]Continue Reading ...
July 20, 2018 Wrinkled skin and hair loss are hallmarks of aging. What if they could be reversed? Keshav Singh, Ph.D., and colleagues have done just that, in a mouse model developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, […]Continue Reading ...
June 20, 2018 A new Drug Testing & Analysis study reveals that measuring levels of ethyl sulphate (EtS), a metabolite of ethanol, in the hair can be used to assess alcohol consumption. In the study, researchers developed a method that was successfully applied to quantify EtS in hair samples from patients treated for alcohol use […]Continue Reading ...
May 30, 2018 Whether they’re trying to hide some gray or embrace a new or quirky color, people adore hair dyes. But some of these dyes may be harmful to humans and the environment. Now in a study appearing in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they have developed a natural, […]Continue Reading ...
Pattern baldness (alopecia areata) affects approximately 1.7 per cent of the population and we still don’t know precisely what causes it. Credit: Shutterstock The bacteria that live in our gut play an important role for our health, especially for a healthy gastrointestinal tract. Microorganisms have a huge toolbox available in the form of enzymes, which […]Continue Reading ...
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