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Survey: Almost Half of African-American Women Have Experienced Hair Loss

Mar. 4, 2016 — African-American women are prone to hair loss, and new data illustrates the scope of this problem, which often goes undiagnosed. Women who are concerned about losing their hair should consider ... read more

Hair Forensics Could Yield False Positives for Cocaine Use

Mar. 2, 2016 — Hair analysis has become standard practice for determining whether someone has abused illicit drugs. But some experts have questioned whether current methods to wash away external contaminants from ... read more

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. 17, 2014 — Researchers have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and have tested an ... 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

May 30, 2014 — Stem cells switch off and on, sometimes dividing to produce progeny cells and sometimes resting. But scientists don't fully understand what causes the cells to toggle between active and quiet ... read more

May 29, 2014 — Crime fighters could have a new tool at their disposal. Researchers have developed a cutting-edge technique to identify human hair. Their test is quicker than DNA analysis techniques currently used ... read more

Human 'Hairless' Gene Identified: One Form of Baldness Explained

Apr. 1, 2014 — It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report explains why people with a rare balding condition called 'atrichia with papular lesions' lose their hair, and it identifies a ... read more

Lose the Paunch, Halt the Hair Loss?

Apr. 1, 2014 — A new discovery showing how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat. The world first research confirmed ... read more

Feb. 20, 2014 — 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 ... read more

Jan. 28, 2014 — Researchers have come up with a method to convert adult cells into epithelial stem cells, the first time anyone has achieved this in either humans or mice. The epithelial stem cells, when implanted ... 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

Oct. 21, 2013 — Researchers have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part of the scalp to another. The approach could ... 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

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