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Scientists accidentally discover “astounding” hair growth compound

Investigating how stress affects gastrointestinal function, scientists say they’ve unwittingly stumbled upon a chemical compound – astressin-B – that induces “remarkable” hair growth by blocking a stress-related hormone associated with hair loss. The serendipitous discovery is described in the journal PLoS One. “Our findings show that a short-duration treatment with this compound causes an astounding […]

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Hair color revealed in DNA

The same European researchers who devised a forensic test to tell a person’s age from a sample of their blood have now created a test to reveal a person’s hair color from their blood or saliva. The findings appear in the journalHuman Genetics. The researchers, from Erasmus MC University, say that on the basis of […]

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