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July 29, 2015

Best Practices for Ingrown Hair or 'Razor Bumps'

Jan. 28, 2015 — A skin expert offers practical advice and treatment options for dealing with ingrown hair, also known as "razor bumps." Women and men with coarse and/or curly hair are more prone to ... read more

Aug. 12, 2014 — Unique in appearance and structure, African-American hair is especially fragile and prone to injury and damage. More than half of African-American women will cite thinning hair or hair loss as their ... read more

Stem Cells Offer Clues to Reversing Receding Hairlines

Dec. 18, 2013 — Regenerative medicine may offer ways to banish baldness that don't involve toupees. A trio of papers has been published that describes some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it ... read more

Activating Pathway Could Restart Hair Growth in Dormant Hair Follicles

Dec. 5, 2013 — A new study identifies a molecular pathway that can be activated to prompt hair growth of dormant hair follicles, or blocked to prevent growth of unwanted ... read more

'Gravity Theory' May Explain Male Pattern Baldness

Oct. 30, 2013 — The effects of gravity may explain the apparently paradoxical effects of testosterone in male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, according to new ... read more

Insight Into Protective Mechanisms for Hearing Loss

Sep. 17, 2013 — Researchers from the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School have created a new mouse model in which by expressing a gene in the inner ear hair cells -- ... read more

Baldness Linked to Increased Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

Apr. 3, 2013 — Male pattern baldness is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, but only if it's on the top/crown of the head, rather than at the front, a new analysis ... read more

Jan. 9, 2013 — Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that hair cells can be regenerated in an adult mammalian ear by using a drug to stimulate resident cells to become new hair cells, resulting in ... read more

Drug Used to Treat Glaucoma Actually Grows Human Hair

Oct. 26, 2012 — If you're balding and want your hair to grow back, then here is some good news. A new research shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, causes human hair to regrow. It's been ... read more

Depressive Symptoms and Suicidal Thoughts Found in Former Finasteride Users

Aug. 7, 2012 — Men who developed persistent sexual side effects while on finasteride (Propecia), a drug commonly used for male pattern hair loss, have a high prevalence of depressive symptoms and suicidal ... read more

Dermatologists' Top Tips for Maintaining Smooth, Shiny Hair

July 10, 2012 — Want more good hair days? Dermatologists say how you wash your hair and the products you use could go a long way in maintaining smooth, shiny ... read more

Apr. 18, 2012 — Scientists have demonstrated “functional hair regeneration from adult stem cells.” This is a substantial advance in the development of next-generation of “organ replacement regenerative ... read more

Mar. 21, 2012 — Researchers have identified an abnormal amount a protein called Prostaglandin D2 in the bald scalp of men with male pattern baldness, a discovery that may lead directly to new treatments for the most ... read more

Styling Practices Can Lead to Serious Hair and Scalp Diseases for African Americans

Mar. 19, 2012 — Styling practices can lead to serious hair and scalp diseases for some African Americans, say ... read more

Cellular Automaton Model Predicts How Hair Follicle Stem Cells Regenerate

Dec. 7, 2011 — Your hair -- or lack of hair -- is the result of a lifelong tug-of-war between activators that wake up, and inhibitors that calm, stem cells in every hair follicle on your ... read more

Sep. 1, 2011 — Researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for ... read more

June 14, 2011 — A new study has shown that, for the first time, Wnt signaling, already known to control many biological processes, between hair follicles and melanocyte stem cells can dictate hair ... read more

Genetic Mutation Causing Excessive Hair Growth Discovered

June 3, 2011 — Researchers have discovered a chromosomal mutation responsible for a very rare condition in which people grow excess hair all over their bodies. Investigators hope the finding ultimately will lead to ... read more

Potential for Solution to Baldness? Surprising Clues About Communication in Hair Stem Cell Populations

May 9, 2011 — In one of the first studies to look at the population behavior of a large pool of stem cells in thousands of hair follicles -- as opposed to the stem cell of a single hair follicle -- scientists ... read more

Hair Styles May Contribute to Scarring Hair Loss in African-American Women

Apr. 11, 2011 — Hair grooming practices, such as braids and weaves, as well as inflammation in the form of bacterial infection, may be contributing to the development of scarring hair loss in African American women, ... read more

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