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  • Hairless Man Grows Full Head Of Hair In Yale Arthritis Drug Trial [YAAAAAY!}

    06/19/2014 10:36:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies ^ | June 19, 2014 11:04 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) – Scientists at Yale may have discovered quite the off-label use for an FDA-approved arthritis drug. During a trial, which stretched for eight months, a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head following treatment with the drug. He reported no noticeable side effects. The patient was suffering from a rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis, which has no cure or approved long term treatment. The disease causes the loss of almost all body hair. According to scientists involved in the trial, the patient also grew eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial, armpit,...
  • A Viagra follow-up? Drug used to treat glaucoma actually grows human hair

    10/26/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 10-26-2012 | Staff
    If you're balding and want your hair to grow back, then here is some good news. A new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, causes human hair to regrow. It's been commercially available as a way to lengthen eyelashes, but these data are the first to show that it can actually grow human hair from the scalp. "We hope this study will lead to the development of a new therapy for balding which should improve the quality of life for many people with hair loss," said Valerie Randall, a researcher involved...
  • Men With Shaved Heads Seen As More Dominate, Powerful And Having More Potential

    10/01/2012 10:43:44 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 92 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-1-12 | Emma Clark
    It's a problem that has always plagued men, but there is an upside to hair loss according to new research which has found bald men appear tougher and more powerful than others. Guys with shaved heads are also seen as taller, stronger and having greater potential as leaders, researcher Albert Mannes has found.
  • Amazing pic of bald eagle 'standing watch' over military cemetery

    09/28/2011 3:49:02 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9.28.11 | Unknown
  • Jab to end baldness 'ready in five years' using fat cells from sagging bellies

    09/01/2011 11:53:54 PM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies ^ | 2nd September 2011 | Fiona Macrae
    An injection that gives middle-aged men the hairline of their youth could be available in just five years, scientists predicted last night. The jab would use fat cells from the tummy to pep up hair growth on the scalp. The required amount of fat would not be enough to make a noticeable difference to waistlines. In a series of experiments, researchers from Yale University in the United States looked at what triggers the hair growth. They found fat cells to be key, with immature fat cells producing chemical signals that ‘wake up’ dormant follicles, leading to the production of hair....
  • Bears Go Bald at Zoo; Experts Stumped

    12/13/2009 9:43:04 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 19 replies · 893+ views
    Nat Geo ^ | December 13, 2009 | National Geographic
    "We were very scared, because it was the first time we had seen this," Castellano said. Keepers in Ecuador put that bear, which had previously been fed human food—including Coca-Cola—on its natural diet of fruits and bamboo, and added enrichment items, such as toys and exotic foods, into the bear's enclosure. Four months later the fur grew back.
  • Phil Spector Unplugged - California prison's no-wigs policy forces killer to return to roots

    06/10/2009 12:38:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 1,630+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | 6/10/09 | sstaff
    JUNE 10--Now that he is a ward of the California state prison system, wig-loving murderer Phil Spector has been forced to return to his au naturel state. As seen in the below mug shot, the 69-year-old Spector's dome is no longer covered by one of the fright wigs he wore during his criminal trials (the most recent of which ended in the music producer's conviction for killing actress Lana Clarkson in February 2003). Spector, who was sentenced last month to 19 years in prison, was photographed after arriving last week at the North Kern State Prison Reception Center in Delano.
  • Biden's Bald Pate (Vanity--his, not mine)

  • HILLSBORO: Going bald 'character building experience' [MO]

    08/07/2008 9:08:28 PM PDT · by Huntress · 8 replies · 66+ views
    Jefferson County Journal ^ | 8/5/08 | By Sarah AuBuchon
    Local attorney shows support for friend with cancer When it comes to being a good friend, Hillsboro attorney Lisa Champion will go to just about any length-even completely bald. Champion, 47, shaved off her locks to show support for a close friend who was recently diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.
  • Spitzer approval falls to record low: poll

    12/10/2007 6:30:42 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 33 replies · 102+ views
    Crain ^ | 12/10/07 | Kira Bindrim
    Only 27% of voters say Gov. Eliot Spitzer is doing a good or excellent job and a majority of New York state voters said they wouldn’t vote to re-elect him in 2010. Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s approval rating sank to its lowest level ever as a majority of New York state voters said they wouldn’t vote to re-elect him in 2010, according to a Siena Research Institute poll released Monday. The governor’s reputation has a long road to recovery: only 27% of voters say he is doing a good or excellent job. His favorability rating has dropped to 36% -- down...
  • Man 'beaten for being bald'

    11/24/2007 10:18:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 70 replies · 196+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 22, 2007 | Rahul Bedi
    A man was beaten by his fiance and in-laws and relieved of his belongings in India after they found out he was bald and wearing a wig, it was alleged yesterday...
  • Poll: Voters Want Spitzer to Testify on Scandal

    10/02/2007 4:00:31 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 71+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/2/07 | Sewell Chan
    An overwhelming majority of New York State voters believe that Gov. Eliot Spitzer should testify under oath about what he knew of the so-called Troopergate scandal, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released today. The poll found that 78 percent of voters called for the governor to testify under oath, slightly higher than the 70 percent who said that the governor should testify under oath in a Siena Research Institute poll released last month. The new poll also found that 56 percent of voters believed that the governor knew what his aides were doing when they arranged for State...
  • Ethics Commission Will Investigate Eliot Spitzer Scandal

    07/26/2007 5:39:22 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 13 replies · 2,812+ views
    1010 Wins ^ | 7/26/06
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The state Ethics Commission will investigate the scandal in which top aides to Gov. Eliot Spitzer used state police in a plot to discredit Republican Senate leader Joseph Bruno, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. The letter dated Thursday says the state Ethics Commission, which has subpoena power, will investigate the case that has dominated the Albany agenda since an investigative report was released Monday by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The letter addressed to Cuomo was provided by a state official on the condition of anonymity because the investigation hadn't been officially...
  • Bruno blasts Spitzer; hints at subpoenaing him (Spitzer-Gate)

    07/25/2007 5:59:21 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 15 replies · 578+ views ^ | 7/25/07 | JAMES T. MADORE
    SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno today raised the possibility of Gov. Eliot Spitzer being compelled to testify before investigators looking into his aides' misuse of the State Police in a plot against the senator. Speaking on opening day of thoroughbred racing here, Bruno, the state's top Republican, blasted Democrat Spitzer for his top aides' refusal to be interviewed by the Attorney General's office for its recently concluded probe. The senator suggested that the Senate investigations committee, the Assembly investigations committee and the State Investigations Commission could launch new examinations. "I'm told by counsel that we have subpoena...
  • She's Done It Again, Britney Spears Goes Bald

    02/17/2007 7:16:29 AM PST · by theFIRMbss · 123 replies · 6,541+ views
    LA List ^ | February 17, 2007 | LA List
    Just as reports of Britney Spears entering and exiting rehab began to die down, local ABC affiliate KABC aired video of a bald Spears getting a tattoo last night in Sherman Oaks. There are stills of Britney shaving her head at Apparently every move the woman makes is photographed in some way. Spears doesn't look drunk in the photos... or very happy.... Although we sorta like the new 'do as it reminds us a little G.I. Jane action, some of the fans who sped down to "Body and Soul" to catch a peek of the pop star weren't...
  • Hidden Side of North Korea Unleashed

    12/28/2006 7:39:53 AM PST · by mfnorman · 5 replies · 717+ views
    Dong-A Ilbo ^ | 12-28-06
    The North Korean Regime Stability Assessment by the government-run Korea Institute for National Unification has revealed many unknown parts about North Korean society. In particular, the details of in-depth interviews of 12 North Korean defectors who held a high-ranking position in the North help us understand why the North Korean society is fundamentally shaken. All the former top North Korean officials unanimously say that nothing is possible without paying kickbacks in the bureaucratic regime of the Stalinist country. “It is linked like a chain because lower ranking officials give bribes to their immediate superiors and the superiors give bribes to...
  • USAF Reserve Command, NASA Photo of the Day: Pretty Pink Storm Front; Bald Eagle--Eat? Die? Flee?

    10/22/2006 9:10:20 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 7 replies · 1,688+ views
    USAF; NASA | October 4, 2006; September 6 2006 | USAF Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd; Gary Rothstein/NASA
    Photo 1: Storm front over Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (Niagara Falls Air Base), New York on 4 October 2006. Photographer: Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd, United States Air Force. Big image link: (Mirror). Above photo, caption info via: Photo 2: An adult bald eagle at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, decides that the tasty mid-day road meal can wait, and makes a hasty flight to avoid the oncoming vehicle. Photographer: Gary Rothstein, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Links: (big image), (the source). Above photo, caption info via:
  • Karzai says Iraq war money could have stabilized nation against Taliban surge, he says

    09/24/2006 12:23:56 PM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 10 replies · 524+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/24/06 | MSNBC
    NEW YORK - The $300 billion the United States has spent prosecuting the war in Iraq could have been better used stabilizing Afghanistan against the resurgence of the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in an interview broadcast Sunday. “Three hundred billion dollars? You give that to Afghanistan and we will be heaven in less than a year,” Karzai said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • Scientists report baldness breakthrough

    08/31/2006 6:55:38 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 21 replies · 1,787+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Wednesday, August 30th, 2006 | Staff
    LONDON (AFP) - In a finding that could help treat an inherited form of baldness, a research team in Manchester claims to have discovered a protein "code" that instructs cells to sprout hair. By sending the code to more cells than usual, the scientists at the University of Manchester say they were able to breed mice with more fur -- a feat that could potentially be replicated in humans. "During human development, skin cells have the ability to turn into other types of cells to form hair follicles, sweat glands, teeth and nails," explained Denis Headon, who led the research....
  • He ain't pretty, he's John Howard: Bush

    05/16/2006 6:27:27 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 23 replies · 809+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 17 May 2006
    IF politics is showbiz for ugly people, John Howard has just won an Oscar. In front of a packed press conference in the White House, US President George W Bush outlined the reasons for his close friendship with the Australian prime minister - and it sure isn't his looks. In the space of one answer, Mr Bush described the man standing by his side as bald and no oil painting - but a terrific leader. And Mr Bush put paid to any thought that Mr Howard might be retiring at the end of this year, saying he did not expect...
  • Bald Eagle Pictures

    12/05/2005 3:17:06 PM PST · by michwm · 6 replies · 982+ views
    1000 Pictures Website ^ | 12-05-2005 | Me
    Just passing this along for some distraction and encouragement. SEMPER FI
  • Tall men get short shrift as husbands (Revenge of the little man!)

    08/25/2005 8:41:56 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 51 replies · 1,843+ views Australia ^ | August 17, 2005 | Fiona MacRae
    TALL, dark and handsome is the classic description of the perfect man. But when it comes to perfect husbands, shorter men stand head and shoulders above the rest, a study has found. Women regard taller men as excellent for a fling but see short men as better companions to settle down with. This could explain why Nicole Kidman married Tom Cruise, who at 170.2cm is 10cm shorter than her. But she only ever dated the 190cm Steve Bing. Or why Penny Lancaster, a rangy 180cm plus, chose the shorter Rod Stewart as her husband-to-be. So did his 183cm ex-wife, Rachel...
  • Women don't mind a man losing hair

    06/13/2005 8:14:37 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 392 replies · 7,912+ views
    Webindia123 ^ | 6/13/05 | Webindia123
    Almost half U.S. women do not mind if a man is losing his hair, but 99 percent are against comb-overs, a new survey has found. Forty-eight percent of the women in the online poll for Cargo magazine say men shouldn't even worry about hair loss, while 32 recommend going with the flow and cutting all hair off. But only 1 percent suggest hiding a balding head under a cap or a comb-over. Fifty-eight percent of the women say men look sexiest in jeans and a t-shirt, but they hate men in anything too trendy: 92 percent hated leather pants, 91...
  • Caption this pic of Al Gore

    09/16/2004 9:04:14 AM PDT · by MarineBrat · 48 replies · 3,555+ views
  • Bush official: Bald eagle will be off threatened list this year

    05/15/2004 8:11:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 294+ views
    Herald Tribune .com ^ | 5/15/04 | DON THOMPSON
    Bush official: Bald eagle will be off threatened list this year Last modified: May 15, 2004 6:28PM By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO -- The American bald eagle - the national symbol whose decline helped spur the Endangered Species Act and a ban on the pesticide DDT - will be off the threatened species list this year, a top Bush administration official promised Saturday. Craig Manson, the administration's point man on the Endangered Species Act, agreed with a leading environmental group which said it's time to concentrate recovery efforts on other, more needy species. The Interior Department will outline...
  • Bald Eagle Found Dead at National Zoo

    07/07/2003 6:22:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 21 replies · 330+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 07/07/03 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON — Officials at the National Zoo (search) suspect that a large cat got into a bald eagle's enclosure and killed the bird, perhaps already weakened by fierce storms and unable to fly.</p> <p>It is the latest in a series of animal deaths at the zoo.</p>
  • Lammentations of a Dieter

    05/24/2003 1:12:46 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 35 replies · 581+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 24 May 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Lammentations of a Dieter" Posted by Doc Farmer < > Saturday, May 24, 2003 I've made no secret of the fact that I'm fat, bald, and ugly. For those who think I'm putting myself down, though, I'm not. There's a difference between that and simple honesty of self. If I can't be honest with myself, how can I be expected to be honest with anybody else? That said, though, I don't like being fat. Bald is okay, mind you (thank God for the Gillette Mach 3) and ugly keeps me from being mistaken for a Hollywood type. But fat...
  • University Of Michigan Scientists Trigger New Hair Growth In Mice

    05/15/2003 2:58:32 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 2 replies · 288+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | 2003-05-15 | University Of Michigan Health System
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. ANN ARBOR, MI – University of Michigan graduate student David Van Mater knew something strange was going on when he noticed stubble on the shaved skin of experimental mice in his laboratory. Instead of the tumors he had originally expected to see, the mice were growing hair. Van Mater had stumbled on the discovery that beta-catenin (“bay-tuh-kuh-TEEN-in”), a signaling protein involved in embryonic development and several types of cancer, also triggers changes in adult mouse hair follicles that lead to the growth of new hair. The discovery by Van Mater and...