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UMass Researcher Studies Head Lice Using Artificial "Scalp"

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September 13, 2002
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Head lice, which crop up on the heads of six-to-12 million people in the U.S. every year, are becoming increasingly resistant to the special shampoos used to treat them, says University of Massachusetts Amherst toxicologist John Clark. He and researchers in his lab are trying to solve the problem by studying head lice reared on an artificial scalp designed in conjunction with researchers at the University of California-Davis. The project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was presented last month at the meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.

AMHERST, Mass. – Head lice, which crop up on the heads of six-to-12 million people in the U.S. every year, are becoming increasingly resistant to the special shampoos used to treat them, says University of Massachusetts Amherst toxicologist John Clark. He and researchers in his lab are trying to solve the problem by studying head lice reared on an artificial scalp designed in conjunction with researchers at the University of California-Davis. The project, funded by the National Institutes of Health, was presented last month at the meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston.


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