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Tag: Hair Discoloration

Interview image for Prof. Melissa Harris
January 27, 2021
By our late 30s, most of us have a growing number of gray hairs. They just show up one day, unannounced, and they continue to hang out, usually unwelcomed. Then, they multiply, steadily, inexorably. That little party becomes a larger party, and eventually the party takes over and kicks everyone else out. Some of us...
Graying hair
June 17, 2020
A team of researchers have discovered a novel way to study the process of hair graying, finding it potentially reversible and linked to psychological stress. The abundant anecdotal evidence of hair graying overnight (or, as Shakespeare put it in Henry IV: "Thy father's beard is turned white with the news"), may have finally received a...
August 01, 2018
Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University reversed hair whitening and loss associated with a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet by using an experimental compound in a mouse model [1]. The compound The experimental compound used by the researchers, called D-threo-1-phenyl-2-decanoylamino-3-morpholino-1-propanol (D–PDMP) acts by blocking the production of glucosphingolipids (GSL), which are lipids that are abundant in the...